Rural Studio Auburn University: August 2019
Rural Studio will be the permanent home for the Plugin House demonstration unit. Students from the world renowned design-build architecture program out of Auburn University assembled the house in five hours. The Plugin House at Rural Studio is the beginning of a long term engagement that will draw from the program’s 20 years of experience in building innovation in the service of the surrounding community of Hale County Alabama.
For more information on Rural Studio go to www.ruralstudio.org
Boston City Hall: May 2018
Partnering with Boston City’s Housing Innovation Lab, the Plugin House at Boston City Hall drew attention to the need for more creative housing solutions in the Boston metro. The Plugin House hosted an exhibition and a number of discussions led by the city with local residents and welcomed over two thousand visitors during a one week period.
Harvard Yard: April 2018
During Harvard’s Arts First Festival students - new to design and construction - assembled the Plugin House in Harvard Yard in just one day using a single tool. The Plugin House demonstration combined design with arts + culture as an animating force, bringing activity, vibrancy and audience. The Plugin House hosted site-specific installations and events including video installations, DJ sets, art exhibitions and interactive performances.