Designed by Craig Konyk of Brooklyn-based Konyk Architecture, the Hydra House was completed some time ago for a design competition that sought a concept for a twenty-square-foot parcel of land in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Konyk’s striking submission contemplates a single-room structure with bold red neoprene rubber walls that would serve as a retirement home for the senior citizen that frequents Atlantic City’s casinos and other attractions.
The Hydra House’s bed, kitchen, storage, and even shower fold up into the side of one wall like a Murphy bed, creating one continuous interior volume of space for the retiree to enjoy in any number of ways. The house is prefabricated with a single piece of steel tubing; exterior glazing is insulated and low-e. Konyk is still attempting to pique a developer’s interest in the Hydra House; the project is featured in Prefab by Bryan Burkhart and Allison Arieff.
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