Words by MPDClick’s Home & Interiors Editor.
Martin Azua’s ‘Basic House‘ is a habitable volume of basic benefits; foldable, inflatable and reversible. Made from an experimental prototype of metallised polyester, the self-inflating home swells from our own body heat or the sun.
The lightweight tent which can be neatly folded and tucked into your pocket is a clever concept, the interior material reflects body heat to protect from the cold and when reversed, the material reflects solar heat to provide a cool interior.
‘Our habitat has become a stage for consumption, in which an unlimited number of products meet a range of needs created from complex relationships and are difficult to control. Cultures that have a direct relationship with the environment show that the habitat can be understood in a more essential and reasonable way.’ – martinazua.com
Azua’s ‘Basic House’ creates a more immediate and simple interaction with nature, ‘Having it all without having hardly anything.’