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Ai Weiwei Guesthouse is a Beautiful Thing in a Small Package

 - Sep 2, 2012
References: hypebeast
The Ai Weiwei Guesthouse sits atop a grassy knoll in upstate New York. Ai Weiwei is a controversial political activist and modern artist. He teamed with HHF Architects to design and build the Guesthouse.

The house is really quite small. It has a single bedroom, a working space, and, most importantly, an area for the owner's art collection. The Ai Weiwei Guesthouse is in the shape of a 'Y,' which affords the home loads of natural light.

The Ai Weiwei Guesthouse is made from timber wrapped in steel. The steel is rusted to match the color of the timber underneath it. The house proves that its not about the size of the home, its about the design and function of the space.