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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
Gone are the days when students are simply clumped together in one giant apartment building - at least in Belgium. The Katho Catholic Academy commissioned dmvA Architecten and the South African firm A3 Architects to design a mobile student housing concept that provides students with their own detached bedroom units that plug in to a central terminal. The HUB 01 prototype in Kortrijk features units clad in either plants or solar panels!
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.”
+ A3 Architects 
Photos © Mick Couwenbergh
Via Arch Daily 
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 modular student housing: http://inhabitat.com/tag/modular-housing/
 solar panels: http://inhabitat.com/tag/solar-power/
 + dmvA Architecten: http://www.dmva-architecten.be/v2/index.php#news|175
 + A3 Architects: http://www.a3architects.co.za
 Arch Daily: http://www.archdaily.com/312863/hub-01-mobile-student-housing-terminal-dmva-architecten-a3-architects/
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