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

dmvA: hub 01 mobile student housing terminal

‘hub 01- mobile student housing terminal’ by dmvA, courtrai, belgiumimage © mick couwenberghall 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 alumnito 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 ecologicalbox 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 bathroomand allow students more privacy for those who want to focus on school without distractions.



individual container houses connect to the central hubimage © mick couwenbergh

grass covered containerimage © mick couwenbergh



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

(left) private rooms(right) skate park containerimages © mick couwenbergh



skate park container provides recreationimage © mick couwenbergh

hub interiorimage © mick couwenbergh

interiorimages © mick couwenbergh

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

individual roomimage © mick couwenbergh



skate park container at night creates exterior social spaceimage © mick couwenbergh

axonometric diagram



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