Smaller homes have many advantages, not least in environmental terms. Boxhome is a dwelling with a useable area of 19 square metres, with four spaces covering the basic functions of a dwelling: kitchen with dining space, bathroom, living room and bedroom. We have focused on the relationship of light, materials and spatial relationships, as well as on reducing floor area.
The result is a compact dwelling at a quarter of the price of a conventional flat of the same size. Perhaps the production of dwellings, although important, is not so complicated that it has to be controlled entirely by market forces? This structure represents an alternative to current consumerist trends and their global consequences, and at the same time it is a peaceful little home within the intensity of the city.
Boxhome was built for ROM art + architecture in Oslo, and was exhibited there from 30th August to 14th October 2007. Curator: Henrik der Minassian.