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

Posted By Tafline Laylin On January 2, 2013 @ 9:58 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,clean tech,Design,Environment,Gallery,Innovation,Renewable Energy,Solar Power,Vertical Garden,Wind Power | No Comments

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Katho Catholic Academy appears to be on a mission to make education fun, ecological and private with their intriguing modular student housing [1] 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 [2] 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 [3]

+ A3 Architects [4]

Photos © Mick Couwenbergh

Via Arch Daily [5]

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[1] modular student housing: http://inhabitat.com/tag/modular-housing/

[2] solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-power/

[3] + dmvA Architecten: http://www.dmva-architecten.be/v2/index.php#news|175

[4] + A3 Architects: http://www.a3architects.co.za

[5] Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/312863/hub-01-mobile-student-housing-terminal-dmva-architecten-a3-architects/

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