Pop Up House

Pop Up House, 2016, plastic shopping bags, helium balloons, solar lights, 22' x 20'

Pop Up House, 2016, plastic shopping bags, helium balloons, solar lights, 22' x 20'

Pop Up House, 2016, plastic shopping bags, helium balloons, solar lights, 22' x 20'

Pop Up House, 2016, plastic shopping bags, helium balloons, solar lights, 22' x 20'

Pop Up House, 2016, plastic shopping bags, helium balloons, solar lights, 22' x 20'

Pop Up House (detail), 2016, plastic shopping bags, helium balloons, solar lights, 22' x 20'

Pop Up House (during installation), 2016, plastic shopping bags, helium balloons, solar lights, 22' x 20'

Pop Up House (during installation), 2016, plastic shopping bags, helium balloons, solar lights, 22' x 20'

Pop Up House, 2016, artist's rendition and location map

Created from plastic shopping bags accumulated over a 7-year period, this two-story townhouse facade was situated on an existing foundation which was left unrealized after the last housing bubble burst in ‘08. The site sits across from two of Staten Island’s upcoming developments – the New York Wheel and Empire Outlets mall. Using the lowest impact construction possible, the house was backlit with solar lights and held aloft with helium balloons for a one-night installation.

> PRESS RELEASE (pdf)


 

PRESS:

> “Lisa Dahl Builds (and Deflates) the Cheapest House in New York City Out of Plastic Bags,” Viewing NYC by Joshua Mu.

> “Dahl House made of plastic bags took 7 years to build, now deflated,” Staten Island Advance by Lauren Steussy.

 


 

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