Gallery: Polikatoikea Combines Small Space Living With Urban Design and...

Polikatoikea by Filipe Magalhaes and Ana Luisa Soares took home the winning prize for a unique housing proposal as part of the open ideas competition organized by Origami Competitions. The competition asked designers to come up with new ideas to rebuild the existing city of Porto, Portugal by infilling vacant lots. The concept for Polikatoikea combines a greek rule (polikatoika) and the swedish philosophy (ikea). The housing concept makes use of simple and easily constructed platforms on which inhabitants place their all-in-one prefab pod homes, which provides everything that is needed within a small space.

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