The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. project is a fresh take on urban housing solutions, started in 2001 by Dutch architects Kortknie Stuhlmacher Architecten.  P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. stands for Prototype for Advanced Ready-Made Amphibious Small-Scale Individual Temporary Ecological Dwelling (huh?) and features this incredible project in Rotterdam, Netherlands.  It is a bright chartreuse addition to an old grungy warehouse, literally growing out of the decay of industrialism.  It reminds me of a flower breaching through a burned forest floor.

It was made with prefabricated panels and represents an adaptive lifestyle to existing infrastructure… Here are some pics.


About Joshua Foss

Joshua is a leading voice for transformational change. He is the editor of Metro Hippie, co-founder and director of development of the Ecala Group, and adjunct faculty at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. He is also an ambassador for the Living Building Challenge and is a frequent speaker at national conferences, trade shows and summits.