Fast Company's Adele Peters takes a closer look at the latest development in tiny houses-- lightweight, pop-up, portable structures that can be moved from place-to-place and set-up in disused spaces.
Rachaporn Choochuey, founder of Bangok-based design firm All(zone), conceptualized the Light House to offer semi-temporary living to young professionals who want to live in the city but without sacrificing quality of life. In place of solid walls, the structures feature a latticed design that allows for breeze and ventilation, as the climate is generally mild in Bangkok.
"Traditionally architecture was so light, so thin," Choochuey says. "With modernization, we began to build following international standards, which are somehow too solid for tropical conditions. People ended up living in air-conditioned environments all the time, which is very absurd."