The Basic House is a temporary housing solution so portable it can be folded up to fit in your pocket. Created from a metalized polyester material, when unfolded it self inflates with body heat or from the heat of the sun to provide an instant shelter.
Once inside the shelter, the material reflects your body heat to keep the user warm. If reversed the material will reflect the sun to keep a cool interior.
The Basic House was designed by Martin Azura, a Barcelona-based designer who works with minimal materials and seeks to use natural forms of energy or the environment to complete his work. The prototype for the house has been a part of collections at the Museum of Modern Art and the Vitra Design Museum.