The Plugin House is an easily assembled house made from prefabricated parts. It is a design proposition–suggesting new building technology that considers financial, social, and environmental concerns.

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Rural Studio Auburn University

 The Plugin House was moved to Rural Studio in September 2019

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 The Plugin House was at Boston City Hall in May 2018

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The Plugin House was at Harvard Yard during the Arts First Festival in April 2018

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A Plugin House is a fraction of the cost of a typical stick built house. It can be built with one tool in one day and the high quality material makes for an extremely energy efficient structure.

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People's Architecture Office

People’s Architecture Office (PAO) is an international practice with offices based in Beijing and Boston. Founded in 2010 by James Shen, He Zhe, and Zang Feng, the firm is a multi-disciplinary studio focused on social impact through design particularly in the the areas of housing, education, and Urban Regeneration. 

People’s Architecture Office is the first architecture firm certified as a B-Corporation in Asia and serves as a model social enterprise. Domus Magazine named PAO as one of the world’s best architecture firms of 2019 and Fast Company listed PAO as one of the world’s ten most innovative architecture companies in 2018. The studio’s award-winning works have been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Harvard Graduate School of Design and the London Design Museum.