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dmvA: hub 01  mobile student housing terminal
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dec 27, 2012
dmvA: hub 01 mobile student housing terminal


‘hub 01- mobile student housing terminal’ by dmvA, courtrai, belgium
image © mick couwenbergh
all images courtesy of dmvA

 

 

presented at this year’s ‘interieur 2012′ biennale, the ‘hub 01 mobile student housing terminal’ focuses on three principles: mobility, private student housing,
and educational design. local firm dmvA together with office A3 re-envisioned the concept of living and studying, with a project that allows the alumni
to physically move their living unit and plug it into a central terminal. each permanent core, the receiver, would contain the common spaces such as the kitchen,
living room and bathrooms. the best choice for this concept of individualized portable units is to use the shipping container as the shell and its dimensions to
inform the proportions of all auxiliary structures. each house would also contain its own theme based on the inhabitant’s character and needs. the ecological
box is covered in a green wall, while the passive living room is clad in solar panels and a wind turbine, and minimalist containers contain their own bathroom
and allow students more privacy for those who want to focus on school without distractions.

 

 


individual container houses connect to the central hub
image © mick couwenbergh

 

 


grass covered container
image © mick couwenbergh

 

 


three white private containers sit next to the structures but stand individually
image © mick couwenbergh

 

 


(left) private rooms
(right) skate park container
images © mick couwenbergh

 

 


skate park container provides recreation
image © mick couwenbergh

 

 


hub interior
image © mick couwenbergh

 

 


interior
images © mick couwenbergh

 

 


(left) sleeping area
(right) connector to the main hub
images © mick couwenbergh

 

 


individual room
image © mick couwenbergh

 

 


skate park container at night creates exterior social space
image © mick couwenbergh

 

 


axonometric diagram

 

 


floor plan / level 0

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