This modest, modular, prefabricated pod has been designed with hinged, folded panels to facilitate their shipping and assembly. In its folded-flat configuration the lightweight pod fits on a flatbed truck so it can be transported to any desired location and then un-folded on site. Furthermore, it can be configured and expanded with additional pods into a variety of habitable combinations.

Conceptually, the pod is inspired by Origami, the art of paper folding. It is utilitarian yet sculptural, original, and engaging in its external form and interior space. Exterior materials are glass and Equitone [linea] panels, a unique 3D shaped, through-colored and thin facade material that plays with light and shadow. The idea is to design modules of utility and beauty. Easy to build, easy to transport, and easily affordable. The basic pod can be a refugee or disaster shelter, a woods or beach cabin, assembled into clusters for large music or sports events, and even into a single luxury home. It will be suitable, enjoyable and unique in each of its different conditions.

In Construction: Hariri & Hariri

January 12 – February 10, 2019

InConstruction is an intimate exhibition series in the Kantor Lobby of the Benenson Center at Art Omi that focuses on architecture and design projects, by contemporary architects, and presented publicly for the first time. InConstruction: Hariri & Hariri is the first of this solo exhibition series.

Art Omi is a not-for-profit arts organization with residency programs for international artists, writers, translators, musicians, architects and dancers. Art Omi believes that exposure to internationally diverse creative voices fosters tolerance and respect, raises awareness, inspires innovation, and ignites change. By forming community with creative expression as its common denominator, Omi creates a sanctuary for the artistic community and the public to affirm the transformative quality of art.

Hariri & Hariri Architecture’s philosophy and belief agrees with Art Omi’s guiding principle that artistic expression transcends economic, political, and cultural boundaries. To date, Omi has hosted more than 2,000 artists from over 100 countries. By inviting a unique and varied mix of artists, writers, musicians and dancers from all over the world to create a diverse, positive working community.

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Revolution Precrafted

Hariri & Hariri Architecture is excited to be one of the “Revolutionaries” working with Robbie Antonio in creating the “Modern Prefabricated House”.

Revolution’s pioneering pre-crafted home concept was designed with a vision to simplify the process of owning your dream home, by your dream designer. Revolution allows anyone to handpick a design from a selection of carefully crafted homes, and own them with much ease. Each home is pre-crafted by world-renowned, preeminent architects, artists, and designers, making them sought-after designer homes that can be transported to wherever you are.

Although Revolution seeks to provide convenience and efficiency, it doesn’t compromise its vision to offer something exceptional and delightful – a home that is not just produced but designed, not just fabricated but crafted. Seamlessly uniting the conveniences of a prefabricated home with the visual delight that only true masters of design can create.

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