For the London Design Festival 2018, AKT II and OFIS Arhitekti have brought Living Unit to London as a call for debate to drive design-led micro-living in London.
Initiated by OFIS Architects and AKT II in 2016, the unit was born out of a larger initiative to research into homes in extreme environments, challenges of rising costs of land, and the unprecedented draw to live in cities like London. The goal includes implementing the most innovative ideas of form that adapt to transform underutilised sites into beacons of collaboration between construction and design, sustainability and resiliency.
Micro-dwellings of less than 37sqm have spawned a wave of innovative space-saving design solutions, and the Living Unit has been developed in response to this growing typology. The basic unit of 4.50m x 2.50m x 2.70m is a sustainable self-contained wooden shell, flexible and adaptable to different locations and climates. With a kitchen, bathroom, bed and seating, it offers habitation for two people, but its sleek, modular design allows a configuration of multiple units to expand the capacity.
During September visitors will be able to explore the compact interior and get a taste for sustainable, small-scale living whilst the units are installed at AKT II’s headquarters in Old Street Yard.
From 10th September to 5th October.
Opening hours during the festival listed below.
AKT II Ltd,
White collar factory,
Old Street Yard,