How is the apartment affected if the kitchen is collective? How does the micro-apartment adjust to a scenario where dining is not necessarily a daily activity at home? To ensure a sense of community is integrated into this shared living model some of the facilities need to be communal. The residents or ‘members’ will have access to shared spaces such as co-working areas, sports facilities, communal kitchens and laundromats.
CLOU proposes a three-tier system starting with a basic 6 square meter unit. The second unit type is 12 square meters in size and the third one is 18 square meters.
The 6 square metre unit has been designed to accommodate those on an average income who are perhaps concerned with the cost of renting. The 12 square metre unit is envisioned for young professionals. This group often has to manage a high pressure job with a demanding workload within their lifestyle. Lastly the 18 square meter unit is designed to cater for the lifestyle of the ‘The Young Entrepreneur’ – typically young self-employed people whose financial success has been gained in their lifetime rather than inherited.continue reading
Dwellings which pack in a large number of residents, are ‘going mainstream’ as young professionals continue to migrate to high-priced urban areas. Furthermore the digital age has resulted in modern renters having fewer physical possessions meaning tenants may just move in with a suitcase. They can instantly tap into amenities like free internet, maid services as well as making new friends.continue reading