Add an Additional Room To Your Apartment

Add an Additional Room To Your Apartment

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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  • atif zain March 3, 2008 at 12:56 PMLogin to Reply →

    Special but its Obsession ;)

  • Francois March 3, 2008 at 15:18 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Rick March 3, 2008 at 18:37 PMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • Shandooga March 3, 2008 at 19:10 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • petnos March 3, 2008 at 19:30 PMLogin to Reply →

    very different idea.

  • proka March 3, 2008 at 20:53 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • jes.. March 3, 2008 at 21:26 PMLogin to Reply →

    umm.. swastika much?

  • M March 3, 2008 at 23:33 PMLogin to Reply →

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

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  • Elijah March 4, 2008 at 03:13 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Skank March 4, 2008 at 03:14 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • GoodLuckWithThat March 4, 2008 at 03:18 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • steve March 4, 2008 at 03:21 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Tim March 4, 2008 at 03:23 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Ari March 4, 2008 at 03:28 AMLogin to Reply →

    Holy sh*t ! That is scary

  • rishi March 4, 2008 at 03:30 AMLogin to Reply →

    LOVE IT!

  • sephil March 4, 2008 at 03:37 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Daniel Pyle March 4, 2008 at 03:37 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Dan Sleezbag March 4, 2008 at 03:39 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Professor Smartass March 4, 2008 at 03:49 AMLogin to Reply →

    Why are the windows arranged like a swastika?

  • Whitetrashwhite March 4, 2008 at 03:53 AMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • Some Guy March 4, 2008 at 03:54 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • nick March 4, 2008 at 03:59 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • kyle March 4, 2008 at 04:22 AMLogin to Reply →

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

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  • shanni March 4, 2008 at 04:45 AMLogin to Reply →

    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!

  • geo March 4, 2008 at 04:48 AMLogin to Reply →

    O wow. It really IS a swastika. HA HA

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

  • altshiftM March 4, 2008 at 04:50 AMLogin to Reply →

    Look! That building has a tumor!

  • Stev March 4, 2008 at 05:07 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Nurlan March 4, 2008 at 05:09 AMLogin to Reply →

    That’s funny

  • boothby171 March 4, 2008 at 05:12 AMLogin to Reply →

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

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  • BC Travel Guides March 4, 2008 at 05:22 AMLogin to Reply →

    Cool idea, is it safe though?

  • Jose March 4, 2008 at 05:41 AMLogin to Reply →


    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 :-)


  • DerTeufel March 4, 2008 at 05:44 AMLogin to Reply →

    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

  • skotus March 4, 2008 at 05:46 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Chom March 4, 2008 at 05:47 AMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • David March 4, 2008 at 05:48 AMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • Mike March 4, 2008 at 05:51 AMLogin to Reply →

    lol @ Jes… i see it too

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  • geo March 4, 2008 at 07:03 AMLogin to Reply →

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

    HA HA

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  • DJ March 4, 2008 at 12:25 PMLogin to Reply →

    Nice uh Swastika.

    At least it is reverse.

  • Giffy March 4, 2008 at 12:37 PMLogin to Reply →

    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.

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  • Acronyms March 4, 2008 at 13:43 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • RP March 4, 2008 at 13:49 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • PUKE ON SOCIETY March 4, 2008 at 13:54 PMLogin to Reply →

    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?

  • Martin March 4, 2008 at 14:37 PMLogin to Reply →

    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…

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

  • Jason March 4, 2008 at 15:42 PMLogin to Reply →

    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!

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  • dikia March 4, 2008 at 17:42 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Reverend Ramona March 4, 2008 at 20:09 PMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • Amanda March 4, 2008 at 20:36 PMLogin to Reply →

    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.

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  • chris March 5, 2008 at 16:07 PMLogin to Reply →

    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!

  • Ignatz Horowitz March 5, 2008 at 17:15 PMLogin to Reply →

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

  • AJ March 5, 2008 at 17:29 PMLogin to Reply →

    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.

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  • MJP March 6, 2008 at 17:49 PMLogin to Reply →

    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.

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  • Lucie July 28, 2008 at 08:21 AMLogin to Reply →

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

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  • Gabriela Carrera June 18, 2009 at 01:10 AMLogin to Reply →

    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.

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

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  • Cool Design December 9, 2009 at 01:15 AMLogin to Reply →

    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 ;-)

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  • Mikail July 2, 2010 at 10:25 AMLogin to Reply →

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

  • Dan October 4, 2010 at 20:45 PMLogin to Reply →

    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.

  • Dominik January 7, 2011 at 10:12 AMLogin to Reply →

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

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    Great, great, great compilation of photos!!!