What do Transformers, Francis Ford Coppola, and Martha Stewart have in common? Push Button House! That's the name of an art installation / actual usable home by Adam Kalkin as well as a short film by Robert Profusek and Ryan Silbert; the latter is now available for free online streaming, courtesy of our friends at SnagFilms.
Both Coppola and Stewart were fascinated by the idea of a shipping container that transforms into a pre-fabricated home. As described by Luxist, the Push Button House "is a fully functional and sustainable home built inside a standard industrial shipping container. In just 90-seconds with the push of a button the shipping container turns into a five-room home with a kitchen, dining room, bedroom, living room and library." Kalkin created an earlier version in 2005; the updated illy's Push Button House debuted at the prestigious Venice Biennale in 2007 and was exhibited late in the year at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. That's where the doc catches Kalkin as he puts the finishing touches to the exhibition.
The doc is barely 12 minutes long; the directors stated: "Push Button House is a small window into Adam's amazing body of work; our hope was to be able to convey a snippet of the creative energy that he puts into every piece." And since this is a short work week for many of us, I thought the length would allow more people to give it a look. More information about the film is available at SnagFilms.
Watch Push Button House right here at Cinematical -- after the jump! Please note: NSFW due to profanity.