This Push Button House is the creation of Adam Kalkin, an architect who likes to design prefab houses with beautiful interiors from old shipping containers. While some of his designs are quite luxurious and complex, the push button house is a transformer of sorts. It can go from looking like a closed and rusted old shipping container to an attractive (if open-walled) home in 90 seconds. The unfolding is possible because the rooms' contents are firmly attached to their respective "floors."
In the past couple of years, the house has been displayed at art exhibits, but now it's coming to New York as a cafe between November 28 and December 29. It's brought to us by illy, and will display the company's kitchen goods and serve its coffee. The fun of the building is its transformation; we wonder weather illy will close and open the house several times a day, or if it will be too overrun with tourists for them to bother.
Check out the gallery below of the Push Button House as a home and as a cafe.