The Billboard House

This Billboard House features a lightweight prefabricated structure at the back of the billboard, which serves as a 1-bedroom house.



Mounted on a rooftop in Mexico City, the house was designed by architect Julio Gómez Trevilla and acts as a temporary home for the artist hired to paint the billboard.


Designed as a multi-functional studio space, the house can ‘transform’ to suit the needs of the inhabitant. The interior of the studio is clad with lightweight chipboard panels, and contains a bedroom, bathroom, dressing room, kitchen and study desk. The roof of the house features a terrace which accessed through a door located within the billboard itself.

To prevent excessive heat gain, the designer created a wood roof separate from the house module, allowing it to act as a shade for the living space below and doubling as the terrace deck. The plumbing for the home is contained in a small tower above the main structure. The Billboard House was developed by Scribe marketing agency as part of an advertising campaign.

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Niall Burke

Structural engineer by day, tiny house designer by night. Niall has a keen interest in small spaces, green design, and sustainability. He started developing Humble Homes while studying for his masters degree in engineering. He is the founder and managing editor of Humble Homes.