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Brief Published: 30 Jan 2015

Cubitat: Small Space Habitation


Forward-thinking Toronto developers Urban Capital and Stockholm-based designer Luca Nichetto have designed a fully functional, modular habitat that responds to small-space habitation.

Launched at last week’s Interior Design Show in Toronto (January 22-25 2015), Cubitat is a compact 3x3x3m architecture that integrates all the elements required for a living space: kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, entertaining area, storage and furniture. Revolving around a central energy hub, plug-and-play elements offer efficient and portable power use, while the surrounding walls are inherently flexible for various personalised configurations.

Transformative design is becoming increasingly vital as urban space continues to come at a premium, turning our focus to small spaces and how we design for them. We first spotlighted how spatial and product design is being redefined for micro spaces in our Industry Trend, Shift. However, Cubitat is a first in combining innovations in architecture, interior design and product design as a way of seeing architecture as product.

For further flexible solutions to compact living, look to The Evolving Domestic Landscape report, part of our wider Modern Family Macro Trend, which looks at the brands best catering to contemporary family structures and living arrangements.