Flatpack, Mobile Dwelling Unit Can Pop-Up Anywhere

Flatpack, Mobile Dwelling Unit Can Pop-Up Anywhere

The ‘Cube’ is a minimalist loft designed to combine an office, bedroom, and meditation space, which can be relocated and assembled with regular DIY tools.

Emma Hutchings
  • 10 august 2012

Architecture, interior design, and feng shui firm SpaceFlavor designed this minimalist living area for a Bay Area feng shui expert, reconfiguring his office, bedroom, and meditation space into a compact, mobile cube for his loft.

Flatpack, Mobile Dwelling Unit Can Pop-Up Anywhere

Based on the principles of Yin (private and closed) and Yang (public and open), his personal activities of study, sleep, and meditation, were distilled into an 8-foot cube. The steel frame and plywood components were prefabricated to fit through a standard door, allowing the cube to be easily relocated. Simplified connections and building parts allow it to be disassembled and reassembled using regular DIY tools.

Flatpack, Mobile Dwelling Unit Can Pop-Up Anywhere

Translucent roller shades, a shoji screen and frosted acrylic panels allow daylight to filter through the cube, while responding to varying needs for privacy. Openings to the study and the bed are placed at opposite corners to create a sense of movement, and a secluded meditation/tea ceremony loft is accessed by concealed stairs.



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