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Located between art and architecture, the backpack house is a walk-in sculpture with their own spatial quality: a floating, lighted room, as a temporary scaffolding and a “minimal sculpture” also appears. Universally used as a mini-backpack, this house adds extra space at the front of each residential building attached. The design consists of a welded steel cabin, using steel cables on the roof or on the facade of the existing house is attached. The sculpture consists of a cube-made element with the dimensions width 2.50 m, 2.50 m in height and 3.60 m deep. The height of the top floor of the cube element is approximately 10.50 m, and the total weight of the sculpture is approximately 2.0 t. In conclusion if you want an extra room for your apartment this might be a great idea to take in consideration.

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65 responses to “Add an Additional Room To Your Apartment” - Add yours!

  1. atif zain said:
    March 3, 2008

    Special but its Obsession ;)

  2. Francois said:
    March 3, 2008

    NO! That’s really scary! Hope whose chains are strong…

  3. Rick said:
    March 3, 2008

    This is the most brilliant sexy concept I’ve seen in years. I wonder how much red take they have to go through to tack one of these on.

  4. Shandooga said:
    March 3, 2008

    Seems like an overinvestment in an apartment. Also of questionable wisdom, structurally speaking.

  5. petnos said:
    March 3, 2008

    very different idea.

  6. proka said:
    March 3, 2008

    Do ya have the courage to step inside that room? :)

  7. jes.. said:
    March 3, 2008

    umm.. swastika much?

  8. M said:
    March 3, 2008

    Interesting idea but what landlord is going to let you drill holes / weld a giant box to the side of their building?

  9. Elijah said:
    March 4, 2008

    Looks uncomfortable to live in.. I wonder how stable it is…

  10. Skank said:
    March 4, 2008

    Hahaha, it’s from a german site too, that has to be intentional.

  11. GoodLuckWithThat said:
    March 4, 2008

    Zoning and CC&R laws would never permit this to be viable on a large scale :).

  12. steve said:
    March 4, 2008

    what about the poor sob’s below who lose all their light?

  13. Tim said:
    March 4, 2008

    Partially inspired by Robert Heinlein’s short story “And he built a crooked house”, perhaps?

  14. Ari said:
    March 4, 2008

    Holy sh*t ! That is scary

  15. rishi said:
    March 4, 2008

    LOVE IT!

  16. sephil said:
    March 4, 2008

    Too bad for the people next door that get extra shadow/blocked view

  17. Daniel Pyle said:
    March 4, 2008

    Wow…I am guessing that the amount of freaky stuff you can do is limited in this one though…

  18. Dan Sleezbag said:
    March 4, 2008

    Id be pissed to be a neighbour and have my view obstructed by an ugly looking cube

  19. March 4, 2008

    Why are the windows arranged like a swastika?

  20. Whitetrashwhite said:
    March 4, 2008

    I wonder if the neighbors mind having an extra room tacked on above or below them. Furthermore, doesn’t it obstruct views for the other tenants. Plus seems like a waste of money.

  21. Some Guy said:
    March 4, 2008

    Now where am I gonna get curtains for those windows…?

  22. nick said:
    March 4, 2008

    that thing is heinous. i’m hoping this is a joke.

  23. kyle said:
    March 4, 2008

    lol omg i feel sorry for the owner wen a earthquake happens in that area =[

  24. shanni said:
    March 4, 2008

    OMG I am so getting one now! Hot poop!
    I love this thing so much. I can totally feel how good it will be when I double the size of my space!! Room for a second bath! GOD! YES!

  25. geo said:
    March 4, 2008

    O wow. It really IS a swastika. HA HA

    There is no way a giant hanging swastika could pass addon zoning laws.

  26. altshiftM said:
    March 4, 2008

    Look! That building has a tumor!

  27. Stev said:
    March 4, 2008

    Only a partial swastika, and yes I would sleep in that sucker every night. And even glass bottom that for the voyeur value.

  28. Nurlan said:
    March 4, 2008

    That’s funny

  29. boothby171 said:
    March 4, 2008

    Looks like it’s 90% sculpture, 10% a place to store your bike

  30. March 4, 2008

    Cool idea, is it safe though?

  31. Jose said:
    March 4, 2008

    Hi,

    That’s a neat idea, as long as it doesn’t fall.
    In terms of exterior aesthetics, it won’t always work.
    And of course that in some countries, in less than 10 minutes you’ll be paying a couple of fines and taxes :-)

    Jose

  32. DerTeufel said:
    March 4, 2008

    For those who mentioned it, thats not a swastika. The swastika is flipped the other way. What is does resemble is an Indian and chinese religious symbol

  33. skotus said:
    March 4, 2008

    Nice… until blacky comes along and shoots out those strings.

  34. Chom said:
    March 4, 2008

    The room is also attached with 4 giant bolts, 1 at each corner. Nonetheless, this is awesome! As creative as it is, I would love to see how it is furnished.

  35. David said:
    March 4, 2008

    Great idea, as long as you don’t have enemies, and you don’t stay up nights worrying about who has access to the roof.

  36. Mike said:
    March 4, 2008

    lol @ Jes… i see it too

  37. geo said:
    March 4, 2008

    So ok it only looks like a swastika to the people INSIDE.

    HA HA

  38. DJ said:
    March 4, 2008

    Nice uh Swastika.

    At least it is reverse.

  39. Giffy said:
    March 4, 2008

    Its hard enough to get landlords to let you install a satellite dish, and that you have a legal right to do. Good luck with the giant box hanging by cables idea.

  40. Acronyms said:
    March 4, 2008

    Nice. The question however – was it confirmed with the local council?

  41. RP said:
    March 4, 2008

    That must be a joke surely, it can’t possibly be legal. What if everyone else in the block wanted one too?

  42. PUKE ON SOCIETY said:
    March 4, 2008

    Swastika much???

    That’s stretching it a bit wouldn’t ya think?

    Society is failing faster and faster folks…..gonna do anything to save yourself?

  43. Martin said:
    March 4, 2008

    I’d bet money know landlord or city official would ever let that go up on the side of an apartment building

    ….definitely nifty though…

  44. FPM said:
    March 4, 2008

    I used to be a homeless rodeo clown but now I am a world class magician !

  45. Jason said:
    March 4, 2008

    Like others have said, its a box attached to a wall via cables. I don’t know if I would really trust even walking in that thing!

  46. dikia said:
    March 4, 2008

    wow! that was awsome! so cool but yet so scary!? i don’t think that’s a good idea.

  47. Reverend Ramona said:
    March 4, 2008

    If you need more room in your apartment you could always get one of those bunkbeds with the bed on top and desk/storage underneath. Voilà! Of course, I wouldn’t want to be under either one if they came crashing down on top of me.

  48. Amanda said:
    March 4, 2008

    Oh my, I wouldn’t let even let my cat risk it’s life in that nazi doom chamber! Unless I lived on the first floor or something. But something tells me that if it was on the 1st floor, the swastika might be something of an issue with the neighborhood folks.

  49. chris said:
    March 5, 2008

    Other than it looks like a parasite growing from the building
    and its designer needs to clean the screen on his crack pipe
    I don’t have a problem with it.

    The things 12 year olds come up with!

  50. Ignatz Horowitz said:
    March 5, 2008

    Ah. Cool. But…is it up to code? Doubtful.

  51. AJ said:
    March 5, 2008

    First of all, it doesn’t have a swatika shape. It is similar, true, but you’re just jumping to conclusions.

    Secondly, Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period. An ancient symbol, it occurs mainly in the cultures that are in modern day India and the surrounding area, sometimes as a geometrical motif and sometimes as a religious symbol. It has long been widely used in major world religions such as Hinduism, Roman Catholicism, Buddhism and Jainism.

    It saddens me that once a single negative stigma is attached to an item, people choose to only see that one reference and nothing else. It speaks poorly of our entire society that many people cannot mature past that reference.

  52. MJP said:
    March 6, 2008

    How the heck do you get into the stinking thing? Crawl through your window? thats convenient. I couldn’t even get my bike through most windows. Stupid idea.

  53. name said:
    May 6, 2008

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  54. Lucie said:
    July 28, 2008

    Hi, this looks a great solution, some of our apartments in Prague are small studios and this “additional room” could be a great solution.

  55. Gabriela Carrera said:
    June 18, 2009

    What this seems like a cool idea- But it does not look safe or very appealing
    I dont the Strata would approve of this type of addition in my building.
    Plus I would propbably not like it if my neighbors would put these up.

  56. Jenny said:
    June 25, 2009

    great news on Reggaeton! keep it up

  57. Sokobanja said:
    October 3, 2009

    I just can’t beleive what I just saw! Astonishing!

  58. His_wife31 said:
    October 22, 2009

    Yes, Garrett can be difficult, but he’s also brilliant. ,

  59. November 22, 2009

    Fascinating! Thanks for the story…

  60. December 9, 2009

    Now there’s an interesting design lol. I’d prefer to take some stairs out of the roof of a top floor apartment and build an addition up there though ;-)

  61. beautyrest mattress said:
    January 6, 2010

    That's really neat, and useful.

  62. Mikail said:
    July 2, 2010

    I’m sure the neighbours would have problem with the obscured view and the shadow overcasting their windows.

  63. Dan said:
    October 4, 2010

    Great call with the Swastika parti, not only is it a stupid design idea in general, it is anti-semitic as well. Good job idiots.

  64. Dominik said:
    January 7, 2011

    Can’t believe that somebody has this idea. But it looks amazing.

  65. Majice said:
    March 9, 2011

    Great, great, great compilation of photos!!!

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