Endless Possibilities of the “Pop-Up Habitat”
The playful aspect of architecture constantly creates visually appealing spaces. The pop-up habitat, designed by People’s Architecture Office (PAO), re-purposes photography reflective panels into a lightweight structure. The canopy crates complex multi-purpose spaces to house a wide range of public events.
This innovative design could be used to span large, temporary spaces such as an auditorium, a gallery, or an exhibition. The structure of the reflective panels is rigid, flexible, and easily collapsible allowing for versatile complex arrangements within different sites. The modular shelter units are easily assembled and expanded into self-supporting structures; the Pop-Up Habitat can be arranged vertically to form a multi-story structures, or it could simply be assembled into linear spaces and arches.
The structure connects and reflects the society around it; it draws inspiration from the newly emerging sight of Beijing’s armature photographers while attracting the public into different new experiences; for instance, acting as an “unintended but apt backdrop for selfies” at one of the exhibitions. This PAO design is a great addition to any inside or outside space, any historic, commercial, or suburban area.