Famiglia Grande by Kacey Wong
Hong Kong artist and designer Kacey Wong has designed shelters that look like robots for rich people who have lost their homes in the economic crisis.
Called Famiglia Grande, the project is an adaptation of Wong's earlier design for homeless people, Tin Man No. 11 (see our earlier story).
Each case unfolds to become a bed and desk, and can be wheeled around on a trolley.
Wong built one for each member of his family and tested them out at performance in Hong Kong last weekend.
More about Kacey Wong on Dezeen:
Paddling Home, a tiny floating house (January 2010)
Tin Man bed for homeless people (March 2009)
Here's some more information from the designer:
Tin Man No. 11 was designed for the homeless people. Now I have a upgraded version for another type of homeless which are for the middle class and above.
My mobile units Famiglia Grande was inspired by the recent economic tsunami when the rich lost their fortune overnight, my question is how can one live on the street but still maintain a façade of looking good and high style?
I took my family out last weekend to the West Kowloon Cultural District in Hong Kong next to the super expansive buildings with our mobile homes and spent a lovely day drinking high tea and playing with the children in the outdoor.
The sky is our roof and the ocean is our window.