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Brief Published: 7 Mar 2012

EFE Prototype for Living


Argentine architectural practice Juncos-Londero has designed a striking compact dwelling with an emphasis on maximising functionality.

Called the EFE Prototype, the residential pod has a multi-faceted façade dotted with openings that allow light and air to permeate the internal space. The interiors have been designed to accommodate only the necessary functions of living, including resting, eating and washing.

The compact space is particularly interesting in relation to the rise of single-person households – a subject explored by US sociologist Eric Klinenberg of New York University in his book Going Solo, released in February 2012. As the number of people living on their own continues to grow, these small, but perfectly formed dwellings could offer welcome alternatives to confined urban apartments.


Going Solo