Gasket House, Archigram, 1965


Gasket Homes consists of a series of housing unit that fits in different kinds of plastic strip profile. Instead of thinking about homes as fixed objects on the ground, Archigram imagined gasket homes being suspended from a megastructure. This project was stimulated by the capsule tower project that archigram did a year before. Each capsule remained to be independent from each other, but without stacking up the capsules into a tower this project gave each unit more freedom. Each capsule can be easily removed or replaced while keeping the whole system still same. In this way Archigram regarded houses not as something fixed but as something that might need to be renewed from time to time, and by making every element mobile the whole system is possible to be stable.

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