Interior Living Unit

Interior Living Unit by Andrew Kline

Michigan designer Andrew Kline has designed a compact unit for transforming disused industrial spaces into temporary homes.

Interior Living Unit

Called Interior Living Unit, the project comprises a kitchen, bathroom, bed and storage that all fold away into a cubic red box.

Interior Living Unit

When folded away the surrounding room could be used as a work space or for public functions.

Interior Living Unit

The cube breaks down into nine pieces for easy transportation to a new space.

Photographs are by James Carrillo.

Here's some more information from the designer:


The Interior Living Unit is composed of 9 pieces, sized to fit through standard doorways and be combined in the space within.

Interior Living Unit

Centralizing the program requirements of a home, The Unit allows the surround space to be used for other purposes, such as workspace.

Interior Living Unit

The Unit folds (closed) and unfolds (open) to reveal different functions when needed: a wardrobe, bed, kitchen, and bathroom.

Interior Living Unit

When the Unit is folded the private program requirements of a home are removed and the surrounding space can be transformed for public uses.

Interior Living Unit

For example: a yoga instructor could live in the same space in which he or she teaches.

Interior Living Unit

These Units, utilized in vacant buildings, can build communities in hollow urban areas of post industrial cities, such as Detroit.

Interior Living Unit

Once taken apart, the Unit is easily transported in a moving van and can be re-installed in another space, allowing the owner to take their home with them if they move.

Interior Living Unit

This project challenges current platforms of living bringing the transportability of a trailer to the urban fabric; existing buildings in multiple cities can be readied for Units allowing owners to rent space for their home.

Interior Living Unit

Mass customization allows users to personalize their Living Unit, building emotional connections, a sense of place and pride in contrast to many apartment projects with little character.

Interior Living Unit

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