Featured Project: A Mobile House That’s Based On The iPhone
January 4, 2013
Building: HUB 01 Mobile Housing Terminal
Architect: dmvA Architecten
Location: Kortrijk, Belgium
Why we like it:
Can you see the resemblance? dmvA Architecten say that their project “follows the form of an iPhone,”which isn’t to say that the project is a scaled-up version of everyone’s favorite life-device. Sure, the beveled edges are there, but the affinity is less a formal cue than program-based. The concept behind the project, a plug-and-play mobile housing terminal, borrows from the downloadability of apps, where software applications can be easily downloaded to a personal platform. Here, various rooms, each distinguished by their material systems and program, can be literally plugged into a central glass pavilion, which becomes a public meeting space to be used for several different activities. This prototype structure is anchored by a skate room with an integrated ramp, an “ecological” room whose exterior is cladded with plants, and a “sustainable” room that covered with solar panels. See more of this project in the Architizer database here.
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