Tuesday, June 21, 2005

'Metal Gear Solid' City Hideout

City Hideout

Via Coolhunting, 'City Hideout' from a Eindhoven based design studio OOOMS, is a:
"...portable temporary dwelling made to fit one seated adult. The collapsible metal box resembles the kind of streetside sheds that commonly house electrical devices such as streetlight controls, new-age parking meters, and small generators. The hideout can be easily assembled on any corner or rooftop as the ultimate urban camouflage."

"The most intriguing feature of this seemingly simple structure is the stark duality inherent in the design. When viewed as a form of escape and asylum from the city, a shelter from metropolitan neurosis, the hideout exudes an OK Computer-like charm, allowing its owner an opportunity to innocuously disappear amidst the bustle he can no longer handle. At the same time, the hideout's slits create the perfect condition for a new breed of urban voyeurism, suddenly casting its inhabitant as a pathological threat to all passers-by."

Living in London can be stressful especially if I need to be in the City where there are tens of thousands of crazy tourist, white collar suits, students and kids bustling about on the same street. This temporary dwelling is just perfect to take a sit around should anxiety kicks in. It is also a a pretty good voyeurism utility. I want one.

4 comments:

SooHK said...

Thanks for dropping by my site... I love london, has not been there... hope to go one day....

RaY7 said...

Another Great Entry!! Good Job!!

Anonymous said...

I could use one of those here in Perth.

Ng

Jon said...

soohk, no problem. Do come someday.

Ng, well I don't know if Australia has electric boxes like most of the European cities.