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HUB 01 Features Mobile Student Housing Covered in Plants or Solar Panels in Belgium

by , 01/02/13



Belgium, HUB01, vertical garden, solar cladding, solar energy, solar panels, wind turbine, green design, modular student housing, Katho Catholic Academy, A3 Architects, dmvA Architecten, student housing covered in plants

Katho Catholic Academy appears to be on a mission to make education fun, ecological and private with their intriguing modular student housing experiment. Each bedroom and toilet unit plugs in to a central terminal, where the kitchen, living room and bathroom functions are held, via a yellow accordion-esqe connector.

Designed to give students separate work space so they can study in private, each unit has a different design. One of them is covered in plants, which provide insulation and a seriously green aesthetic, another is covered in solar panels and even boasts a small wind turbine on the roof, while another has a skate platform! HUB 01 was unveiled at the recent Biennial “Interieur.”

+ dmvA Architecten

+ A3 Architects

Photos © Mick Couwenbergh

Via Arch Daily

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