Archinect - News 2014-07-28T02:19:30-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/65649783/outside-the-box-idea-to-tackle-china-s-population-problem Outside The Box Idea To Tackle China’s Population Problem Anna Johnson 2013-01-17T14:02:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:52:14-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1f/1fn6fcoxl9fkow8f.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In an innovative response to the current property squeeze in China, a Beijing architectural and a design firm have combined creative forces to develop a portable house and garden on the back of a tricycle. The Tricycle House and Garden is a sustainable mobile home with its design and construction inspired by the shape and movement of an accordion. The playful designed is also being described as the &ldquo;adult cardboard box fort box.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The People&rsquo;s Architecture Office (PAO) and People&rsquo;s Industrial Design Office (PIDO) in Beijing developed the clever modular home as a single-person dwelling for those who wish to live in the city but simply cannot afford it due to increasing property prices.</p>