Concept Design Non-Standard Habitat
These are some of the results from our first brainstorm in the morning. We decided to define a target group and a target durability. From these ideas, a single concept emerged. A shared centre space containing an entrance, kitchen and flexible living. Connecting to this space are rotatable units that contain personal facilities like bedroom, desk, sofa and open space. The other side of this unit is static again and contains storage space and 'wet cell' facilities like toilet and shower. In the images below you can see the different spatial layouts which where tried out in order to make the living feasible.
Ecology Of Components
For the ecology of Components, the focus lied in designing the wheel. We decided to differentiate in the lifecycles of the elements of the components, according to different uses. Therefor, the lifecycles are mainly divided by two lengths: a 10 to 15 years length of the structural components, and a 5 years length to the interior components. The plugin interior components allow the user to relatively easily adjust his or her living to their unique needs.
Student housing with a central static shared space and multimodal dynamic personal spaces.
Transformation is achieved through folding (doors and wet area) and rotation (wheel).
Rotation: The interactive personal space is shaped like a wheel and is able to rotate to allow multiple functions: a bed, a desk with chair, a sofa and a multipurpose open space. There's also a window to allow natural light even when the space is closed off.
Folding: The door of the wheel folds into the floor of the living area and houses seating and table functions. Furthermore, the wet area uses folding to save space.
Because of multimodality, it becomes possible to fit a 12m2 room in to 8m2. Furthermore, the rooms can become part of the shared space, increasing its size from 20m2 to 44m2!
High densitiy can be achieved through stacking.
Connecting the modules can create even larger shared spaces.
The wooden rings and ribs form pockets that are filled with EPS foam for isolation. A protective plastic layer protects the wheel from weather. On the inside, the wheel is filled with a wooden waffle structure to form the interior functions. Waffles can mimic a double-curved surface and can be easily constructed. The waffles are covered with felt to provide a smooth and soft surface.
The wheel is placed on 4 rotating cylinders that enable the rotation.
The wheel as a whole is detachable from the structure. A simple substructure enables replacement of the wheel to fit different personal needs and to give the apartment a more flexible lifecycle.