Designed by the Portuguese architecture studio OODA, these interior boxes make it possible to transform any empty room into a fully-functional apartment. Each free-standing unit comes complete with all of the comforts of home including a bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, office and storage area.
The innovative structures are currently being used as affordable housing for young adults and tourists in the city of Porto in Portugal as part of a development called LOIOS—a project that is transforming unused historic buildings in the city’s center into studio spaces.
Each studio is outfitted with an interior box unit made from steel that is reinforced with cement fiber board and fiberglass panels. The box exterior is decorated with perforated Valchromat similar to some classical artwork. After installation individual units have a unique shape, color and pattern, depending on the needs for the specific interior. The units are also budget- and eco-friendly.
According to OODA, “the concept of sustainable construction considers the creation, rehabilitation and responsible management of a healthy build environment based on resource efficiency and ecological principles contributing to balancing social, environmental and economic.” This concept is reflected in the adaptability and functionality of the unit’s design.
See more work from OODA here.
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