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People's Architecture Office

This Chinese firm specializes in architecture for an itinerant generation. Its prefabricated structures can be built—then moved—anywhere. The Plugin Tower has a steel space frame that can be assembled in countless permutations to create inexpensive multistory housing units. The Pop-up Habitat is a portable tent that can be used alone or in combination to create multi-room structures and even temporary cities. PAO has also applied its urban-nomad ideas to office design. The firm’s Tricycle Office is a mobile meeting space for working on the go. The driver can join discussions by replacing the handlebar with an extended table surface, and two Tricycle Offices can be combined into one long conference table. PAO was founded in 2010 by Chinese architects He Zhe and Zang Feng and Los Angeles-born Chinese-American product designer and architect James Shen. 

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