Installed at Vanke’s headquarters, Tower addresses the insecurity of private home ownership in a country where land is held exclusively by the government and the construction of private homes is reserved for the very wealthy. The Plugin Tower curtails the investment necessary for building a home since it excludes the risk of losing one’s property: residents can pack up their homes and bring it with them if they are ever forced to relocate.
Plugin Tower, Shenzhen, China
Program: temporary housing
Design: People’s Architecture Office
Team: He Zhe, James Shen, Zang Feng, Zhang Minghui, Lin Mingkai, Amy Song, Zhang Zhen