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Breathe – MINI Living

BY
Firm
SO-IL
Location
Milan, Italy
Year
2017
Photography
Laurian Ghinitoiu
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Breathe is a housing prototype for the future living environment. It takes a holistic approach to sustainability. WIth this installation, we position living as an active experience, shine a spotlight on environmental awareness, and encourage visitors to confront our tendency to take resources for granted.

The house eschews a traditional organization with rooms dedicated to specific functions for a composition of a loose stack of porous realms. The incarnation for Salone del Mobile 2017 creates an attractive living area for up to three people on a previously unused 50-square-meter urban plot.

A modular metal frame forms the home’s basic structure. A flexible, light-permeable outer skin of purifying fabric delineates the boundary between inside and outside. A total of six potential rooms and a roof garden provide space for a domestic experience both collective and private. Manipulations of light, air and water create a variety of atmospheres.

Designed to be disassembled and reinstalled at other locations, the structure is mobile and adaptable. The fabric can be replaced to perform appropriately to a wide array of climates and environmental conditions.

Breathe – MINI Living

Light-permeable outer skin of purifying fabric

Breathe – MINI Living

Light-permeable outer skin of purifying fabric

Breathe – MINI Living

Kitchen

Breathe – MINI Living

Living room

Breathe – MINI Living

View towards upper floors

Breathe – MINI Living

Bathroom

Breathe – MINI Living

Bedroom and bathroom

Breathe – MINI Living

Interior detail

Breathe – MINI Living

Terrace view

Breathe – MINI Living

Exterior view

Breathe – MINI Living

Model

Breathe – MINI Living

Axonometric view

Breathe – MINI Living

Ground floor plan


This article was first published on so-il.org

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