Parking By Day, Micro-Apartments By Night

Design News 07.19.12

San Francisco-based designer Aaron Cheng set out to solve a problem of empty space. During the day, parking is at a premium while apartments sit empty. His entry to the James Dyson Awards is a building of studios that collapse in during the day to accomodate commuter parking. The high-efficiency studios would be two spaces: a fixed room with plumbing for bathroom, kitchen, and storage, and the expanded room for living/sleeping.

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