The Dezeen x MINI Living Future Urban Home Competition explores the potentials of architecture and UK-based architect Maria Vergopoulou's concept for self-built homes comes in in third place.
The project is dubbed 'Cocoon BioFloss' and is conceived to give individuals the opportunity to grow their own home — quite literally. The concept borders strongly on DIY culture. The construction materials are envisioned to be derived through renewable agricultural by-products. In general, the self-built homes will entertain a pod-like silhouette and will be compromised of "thin bio-plastic fibers, which resemble strands of candy floss." The structures are imagined to be accessible and affordable to individuals.
With her Cocoon BioFloss,' Maria Vergopoulou prepares for a future that is "economically and politically uncertain."