Tuk Tuk House

Is it a Tuk Tuk? Is it a house? No it's the -
Tuk Tuk House

The Tuk Tuk House (by Naumann and Le-Mentzel) has only 1.5 SQM. You can sleep on the foldable roofdesk. Curator Anna Möstl and Adrien Cossa having a break in the Tuk Tuk House, while architect Le-Mentzel is reading on the roof. Photo: CC-By 4.0 Jakob Listabarth

The whole structure on the back can be folded, so there is nothing left but a 1.5 m x 1 m box. The whole Tuk Tuk House doesn't need much more parking space than a Smart Car.
Photo: CC-By 4.0 Jakob Listabarth
Designed by Alexander Naumann and Van Bo Le-Mentzel in 2015 for the Vienna Biennale in Austria.
Prototype built by Alexander Naumann, Dario Sommer and Adrien Cossa
Watch the crowdfunding campaign here www.startnext.de/openschoool
To be honest: This is not a real house. You need to sleep on a hard matress, need to share your kitchen with others, you don't have your own bathroom and there is just one shelf for your stuff and one bench to sit on. Actually it's more like a hostel. Probably the smallest hostel in the world. The Tuk Tuk House is perfect for public interventions. It was created for the Vienna Biennale in 2015, founded by the MAK museum. We have invented the Tuk Tuk House to bring our education initiative to life. We call it #openschoool (with 3 O's). This is an education hack initiated by Berlin-based architect Van Bo Le-Mentzel (Unreal Estate House) and the young Vienna-based Graphic Designer Jakob. They first met at the www.dclass.de conference in Berlin a few months ago. Check our education manifesto here: www.openschoool.org

Notes for DIY Fans:
It takes ca. 500 Euro and 5 days to build the Tuk Tuk House. We chose an Ape 50 Tuk Tuk from Piaggio, because we like old cars, that do not break. But of course you can use any Tuk Tuk car to make your own Tuk Tuk House.

Blueprints are for free.

Early stages of the Tuk Tuk House

In the beginning there was just this sketch, which Le-Mentzel draw in a Café and hand over to the young architect Alexander Naumann, who finishes his architecture studies in Berlin.

Material is pinewood, bought at the Home Improvement Store Bauhaus. 50% of our material was upcycled by Hand.Werk.Statt Mödling and given to us. Thank you!

I really like the structure. It reminds me of Mies Van der Rohe architecture.

Alexander Naumann created and built the Tuk Tuk House almost all alone. Actually you don't need many helpers to make it. You can easily build it on your own.

Never cut the wood before you checked the final measurements of your tuk tuk car.

We tried to build as much as we can on site. That means to build teh Tuk tuk house in public street. Building things together can be the beginning of a lively neighborhood.

This younf father from the neighborhood came by with his 9 year old daughter and we started to construct the interior together. You see, this model is perfect for amateurs.

The Tuk Tuk House in action: Say hello to the #openschoool!

The #openschoool is a DIY-university. We want to encourage you to create your own university in your neighborhood. You don't necessarily need to build a Tuk Tuk House to found your own #openschoool. But it helps to have a kind of headquarter near your activities, where you can display a buffet and hang posters and store bags, jackets and juggling balls. We had great fun organising the Speakout Monday Events in August 2015 at the Alois-Drasche Park (10 min away from Vienna Central Station). Everyone knows something. At the #openschoool you can share your knowledge with your neighbors and friends. We had great speakers: Corporate Identity Designer Erwin Bauer came, Theresa Steininger from www.wohnwagon.at and the wellknown teacher from Goldegg: Cyriak Schwaighofer. Learn more about the activities here on our facebook site: www.facebook.com/openschoool.org