Gallery: Berlin Factory Renovated Into Stunning Recyclable Live/Work Sp...


The Palomar5 “Camp” is an incredible project that brought 30 thinkers under the age of 30 from 30 different disciplines together for six weeks to foster innovation outside of the corporate world. To enhance their idea, Palomar5 called on the innovative minds at 45 Kilo and the ZWEIDREI group to design a completely green live/work space for the event. The environment was constructed inside an old empty factory building in South Berlin. It fostered creativity for six weeks and then was broken down and completely recycled.

The live/work space was split into three sections. A “Sleeping Box” was designed to house each participant in their own cube complete with a bed, lighting, storage space and a sliding door. The cubes were laid out to create street-like avenues in the sleeping quarters. They were intentionally small to encourage people to congregate in groups instead of staying isolated. The doors opened and closed completely, allowing participants to choose their level of privacy. The cubes were constructed without glue from recycled MDF which was re-purposed at the end of the project to heat the carpenter’s bio-mass heating system.


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  1. AaMoovearcago July 1, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Let us show your photos here

  2. Olalekan December 2, 2010 at 4:15 am

    My Name Is Olalekan Adeniyi, Am Living In Nigeria But I Like To Work In’ Am A Student Oh-end Student

  3. georgebrown January 29, 2010 at 3:31 pm

    totally a interesting perspective on habitat for the future, if we learn to live in congregations within one building i am sure things would be different in the way we live our lives and effect the earth

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