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.

In other news, there's a new app that can stream live TV, and the world's largest work of art is carved onto Lake Baikal. See the headlines after the jump.

Parking Spaces That Convert To Housing: Crazy Or Crazy Smart? | Co.Design
Aereo Shines With Limited Live TV on the Go | The Wall Street Journal
Artist Carves Enormous Drawing In Frozen Siberian Lake | Co.Design

(Image: via Co.Design)

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