Backyard BI(h)OME by a UCLA studio taught by architect Kevin Daly

Backyard BI(h)OME by a UCLA studio taught by architect Kevin Daly

The BI(h)OME was recently featured on The Architectural Review.

A 35m2 demonstration model of the Backyard BI(h)OME (BB) was erected by students in a few days and is on display behind UCLA’s art school until September. Designed in a studio taught by architect Kevin Daly, it comprises a double membrane of plastic sheeting drawn over a frame of lightweight metal tubing embedded in a plywood platform. It could be viewed as a contemporary spin on the primitive hut, or as a sophisticated tent with a pitched roof and an engaging character that sets it apart from boxy static caravans. Inset wood frames at either end define porches and could be used as frames for climbing plants and habitat for varied species. The bathroom is screened off from the main volume and there’s even a cut-out corner on the plan for a Smart car or a couple of bicycles.

To read the full article, click here.

Skills

Posted on

August 10, 2015