From the files of intriguing and forward-thinking product design comes Basic House from Spanish designer Martin Azua. Made of metal-coated polyester, Basic House can be folded down to pocket size and expands large enough to serve as a small shelter.
"Our habitat has turned into a space of consumption in which an unlimited number of products satisfy a series of needs created by complex systems and relations that are difficult to control," writes Azua. "Cultures that maintain a more direct interaction with their environment show us that the idea of habitat can be understood in more essential and reasonable terms."
The inside of the house reflects the body heat, while the outside attracts solar heat. It can also be turned inside out to repel heat – no word on how that actually works, though. Looks like fun to play around with in any case.