What if all row houses could have 360-degree views and evenly distributed amounts of natural lighting? Dutch design studio Universe Architecture, led by architect Janjaap Ruijssenaars, designed a modular housing prototype that can change configuration by adding housing units and elements such as balconies and shutters that stack like Tetris blocks.
The Tetris House project aims to create maximum flexibility for developers building housing units. Elements can rotate of find their optimal position within specific configurations. Steel modular structure and Meccano-like facade allow the residents to add more space to their living spaces. Thanks to its versatility, the project can be licensed to developers who are looking to give their future residents the power of choice.
The studio plans to realize the first project based on the Tetris House in the Netherlands. For this project, Dutch firm i29 joined the team as interior designers and have created designs which combine spatial efficiency and luxury. Universe Architecture are currently looking to expand production to different countries.