Anand Mahindra tweeted in praise of the architect who developed a mobile property on an autorickshaw.

Businessman Anand Mahindra lately tweeted in praise of an architect who transformed an autorickshaw into a mobile property. The Chairman of Mahindra Group shared pics of the special mobile property on Twitter, noting that the architect constructed it to demonstrate the energy of smaller spaces but also managed to capitalise on the bigger trend of post-pandemic wanderlust with his creation.

Photos shared by Mr Mahindra show a tiny residence sitting on leading of an autorickshaw. The residence was made by Chennai-based architect Arun Prabhu NG. According to the Twitter user who initially shared the pics on the microblogging platform, Mr Prabhu constructed the “Solo 1” mobile property utilizing Rs 1 lakh.

“Apparently Arun did this to demonstrate the power of small spaces. But he was also on to a larger trend: a potential post-pandemic wanderlust & desire to be ‘always mobile,” wrote Anand Mahindra though sharing a Twitter post about the mobile property. He also asked if any person could connect him with Mr Prabhu. “I’d like to ask if he’ll design an even more ambitious space atop a Bolero pickup. Can someone connect us?” wrote Mr Mahindra.

His tweet has racked up almost 5,000 ‘likes’ and hundreds of responses. While lots of praised the innovation, quite a few other folks also shared Mr Prabhu’s speak to specifics with Anand Mahindra.

According to a 2020 report in DT Next, Arun Prabhu created the detachable 6-feet x 6-feet property just after realising that smaller slum locations can be enhanced by far better design and style. 

“We generally focus on large scale architecture and don’t give much importance to small scale architecture. By developing a prototype of Solo 1, my intention was to explore temporary and portable housing concepts in India,” he mentioned. 


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