A Shanghai-Based Company Built This Extremely Bizarre Helmet House

By: Michael Baxter - Published: Jan 11, 2014 • References: thape & designboom
This helmet house by Shanghai-based Tianhua architects is a literal house made out of the iconic yellow construction helmet.

Let's get things out of the way before we continue: this house is not actually inhabitable -- it's made of helmets and the point of the house is for design and art purposes, not practical purposes.

The helmet house was made for the "bi-city biennale of urbanism and architecture in Shenzhen". The point was to put a spotlight on the people of China who can't live in regular buildings. Taking the helmet, which is a tool used in the creation of buildings, and making it the building itself is pretty ironic but the actual product is really cool.

Photo Credits: designboom, thape Stats for Yellow Construction Hat Abodes Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 2,916 clicks in 124 w
Interest: 1.2 minutes
Concept: Helmet House
Related: 57 examples / 44 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-55
Comparison Set: 21 similar articles, including: glowing garage architecture, charitable housing designs, and coral-inspired architecture.