Gallery: ABITO

 

A company in the UK has developed a high rise apartment concept that is magnificently futuristic, yet so perfectly suited to the present-day lifestyle of modern young urbanites, it’s sort of amazing something like this hasn’t materialized until now.

Abito is a testament to the wonders of technology and the huge potential of small spaces. The template is a 347-sq-ft apartment with a central pod that serves all the functions that are traditionally distributed among a number of rooms.

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  1. Lee Bennett February 16, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I actually live in one of these. Its great. I was worried that I would only spend time sleeping here but I actually live in it. Its fantastic.

  2. merrymom August 9, 2007 at 11:03 pm

    this is a great beginning for the much needed low income housing market, I would hope some enterprising young designer would take this plan and run with it, It would present the average low to medium income bracket buyer with a basic home, entirely built under the strictest housing requirements even more demanding that those of the stick built home, built not as cheep manufactured housing, but as a top quality family home, built to last forever, manufactured almost entirely under cover in a most financially sound way, each of the basic units would be designed to either stand alone as a cabin, or to be added onto with additional units, such as bedrooms or dining rooms, or a larger kitchen, to fit the buyers budget, or to be added later as the buyer’s finances allow.and his family grows. The units would present a very blank canvas for the enterprising buyer to decorate as they wish, doing it theirselves thus making the homes even more affordable. With careful designing these homes could really be top quality housing for those of us who would love a house, and don’t want the palace that most current builders are building these days,

  3. Marianna July 5, 2007 at 10:45 am

    Seems like a good idea for a college dormitory. I’m not sure if I’d want to actually buy one of these units though.

  4. Andrew from PHX November 29, 2005 at 6:30 pm

    The interior is too sparse to be interesting and too generic to be minimalist. Obviously needs some interior design/decorating help.
    The concept is great tho, now they just need to move the kitchenette area and invent some folding dining furniture for the bedroom.
    They need a floorplan for the apartment and also for the building on that website.

  5. tina November 29, 2005 at 6:10 pm

    it reminds me of buckminster fuller’s dymaxion house
    http://www.thehenryford.org/dymaxion/index.html

  6. Trendoffice November 29, 2005 at 5:47 pm

    I like the building, but not the livingspaces – too little personality

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