Keg Apartment by Aristide Antonas

Keg Apartment by Aristide Antonas

Tammy Everts
Mar 24, 2010

We're all familiar with the idea of homes being created using old shipping containers. But what about mobile homes devised using old tanker-type trucks? That's the idea behind the "keg apartment" designed by architect/philosopher Aristide Antonas.

In addition to constructing vacation homes and interiors, Greece-based Aristide Antonas extends his practice to pure research projects relating to architecture, art and urbanism. He likens his keg apartments to the postmodern art of collage, in which existing artifacts are repurposed into newly meaningful forms. Or, in architect-speak:

An important aspect of what we could name "civilization of today" lies on the possibility of rearrangement of existing things... The keg apartment is proposed as a program. One can also recognize different strata of architectural solutions in this work. They are grouped here in two versions. The keg wagons can be detached from their cars and can form more stable units for a certain period. A big circular window can be introduced in the vehicle's cylinder towards the car's side with the use of an enforced circular frame. This will give the form of a window open to the driver's section or to any chosen view if the keg stops in a particular way. The circular window can also serve as a projection screen surface if a special tissue is unfolded.

What do you think? Can you picture yourself at home in one of these units? Before you decide, consider checking out more keg apartment photos here.

Via Like Cool

Images: Aristide Antonas

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