illy Push Button House
illycaffè, an international coffee company, has gotten a lot of attention for its Push Button House, a home/publicity piece/art installation/espresso cafe created in collaboration with artist/architect Adam Kalkin. The Push Button House is made from an industrial shipping container that transforms by pushing a button into a five room “home”. The container can be easily transported from site to site by truck. illy bills the Push Button House as “the physical representation of illy’s dedication to sustainability, art and innovation.”
The Push Bottom House was first presented at the Venice Biennale in June 2007 and has since been exhibited in New York in 2008. Visitors participate in coffee classes and dance and other performance art. Most recently a film about the house debuted at the 2009 AFI Dallas International Film Festival.
- illy’s page on the Push Button House:
- A video of the house unfolding:
- The Push Button House movie: