Cubitat is a modular, plug-in prototype home that packs all the central functions of a living space into one unit. Italian designer Luca Nichetto teamed up with Toronto developer Urban Capital to create this "plug-and-play version of a home that you can take with you when you move." The cube was showcased at Toronto's Interior Design Show, which ran until January 25.
Cubitat is based on real-life concepts such as Wex’s River City 3 tower apartments, which feature central islands containing bedrooms that close up like storage containers. The project also references the 1998 project Century Lofts, which included all the services packed in a single block.
The cube can simply be hoisted and slid into an existing apartment. The version on view at the Toronto Interior Design Show was built off-site and then delivered to the venue on a truck. The creators claim the cube can be easily broken into sections and assembled on site. Studio Nichetto chose Laminam porcelain for the kitchen and bath, while warm wood was used for the bedroom and living room. The entire cube is clad in a silky, matte laminate from Fenix.
Via Azure Magazine