Egg House at public pavement.
Birth of an Idea
The 24 year old architect intern Dai Hai-fei (戴海飛) designed and built this ingenious home for himself in October 2010. With around RMB6500 (US$1000), he built the egg shaped house that included a bed, small table and wash basin at the interior. On the outside, it was cladded and insulated with sacking and glass seeds that was just beginning to grow in December 2010. A small solar panel was installed to generate bear minimum lighting at night. A green architecture true to form.
Bash all Non-conformists
His fast and unintended shot to fame through the internet, and later widely reported by conventional media, drawn in huge public attentions that relevant (or irrelevant) Beijing authority decided to remove Dai’s house on reason of illegal structure recently.
Overdose of Media Exposures
A star is born, only very briefly.