To rehabilitate this 2,500 m² building, the project plans to keep spaces open to the public on the ground and first floors, thought of as third places (café, workshops, etc.). The AuRA team advocates for ‘the revitalisation of rural communities as an alternative to the development of mega-cities’, without opposing the two: the notion of territorial balance is at the heart of its approach.
More info: http://team-aura.org/
The Cube (Germany)
The team: LOCAL+
The school: University of Applied Sciences Aachen
The project: ‘We bring movement to your life!’ With this credo, the Local+ team sums up their amazing project. The concept is aimed at single residents who wish to live in a community. The solution they have come up with reinvents the concept of shared accommodation: it takes the form of a small, enclosed, private room measuring 4 square metres. A Cube, then. It contains a bed, storage space and a multi-functional table, while a lateral desk can be unfolded from one of the outer sides.
On each floor of the building, a flat occupies the entire space, without partitions. Instead of conventional rooms separated by walls for the flatmates, three Cubes are available per flat. Thanks to wheels, the cubes can be moved around the flat to suit the needs of the three residents. Like a Tetris game, the layout of the flat varies according to the time of day, with priority given to common space rather than individual space. Such an operation combines space saving and diversity of spatial configurations: the flat can become a studious coworking space during the day, a convivial place in the evening and then a dormitory at night.
More info: https://www.team-localplus.com/project