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Living unit: Slovenian architects create the ultimate adaptable house

10 April 2017

A team of architects and engineers headed by Ljubljana-based studio OFIS Arhitekti have designed and constructed Living Unit, a versatile house that can be adapted to suit a wide range of conditions.

The key to Living Unit’s flexibility lies in its modular design, allowing the dwelling to exist in a number of configurations. The modules can be stacked horizontally or vertically, radically changing the unit’s form and helping the dwelling to adapt to various climates and terrains.

“Living Unit is a continuation of our research of small habitations in extreme environments,” OFIS told Dezeen. “[It] can be used for different purposes and be placed, temporarily or permanently, in different sites and contexts.”

Designed to house a bed, kitchen and bathroom, Living Unit has a wooden frame, which is strengthened by plywood boards on either side. The modular house can also be finished with a range of different claddings to adapt it for various contexts.

Living Unit is a collaboration between architecture studios OFIS, C+C and C28, engineering firm AKT and contractor Permiz. It has been on show over the past week at Milan Design Week.

Check out another of OFIS Arhitekti’s innovative projects — a precarious mountain cabin — here.

Source: Dezeen