Roll It Tubular Home

Roll It flexible housing is an experiment in home design. The minimalist house exemplifies some interesting design ideas: it's compact, roll-able (and thus very mobile) and flexible in utility, creating different "spaces" depending on how it's positioned.

Designed at the Institute of Supporting Structure at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, the cylindrical design is a modular prototype that provides flexible space within a minimum housing unit. There are three sections dedicated to different functional needs: a bed and table, an exercise cylinder, and a kitchen complete with a sink.

Structurally, the prototype is covered in outer shell membrane with four support rings over a rigid inner shell. The translucent membrane does allow light into the cylinder through circular openings in the side walls. The inner cover is a series of laminated OSB panels, each 15 mm thick and flexed over the supporting structure underneath.

Via: ArchDaily

1 Comment