How is the apartment affected if the kitchen is collective? How does the micro-apartment adjust to a scenario where dining is not necessarily a daily activity at home? To ensure a sense of community is integrated into this shared living model some of the facilities need to be communal. The residents or ‘members’ will have access to shared spaces such as co-working areas, sports facilities, communal kitchens and laundromats.

如果厨房为共享形式,公寓生活会被如何影响?当就餐不再是家中必要的日常活动时,微型公寓有多少可能性?为了将社区意识融入共享生活模式,部分设施需为分享性质供住户或社‘区成员’使用,如:共享工作区、社交空间、体育设施、公共厨房和自助洗衣等。

'A new generation of urbanites decides on how they want to live.'

‘新一代都市人定义如何生活。’

CLOU proposes a three-tier system starting with a basic 6 square meter unit. The second unit type is 12 square meters in size and the third one is 18 square meters.

The 6 square metre unit has been designed to accommodate those on an average income who are perhaps concerned with the cost of renting. The 12 square metre unit is envisioned for young professionals. This group often has to manage a high pressure job with a demanding workload within their lifestyle. Lastly the 18 square meter unit is designed to cater for the lifestyle of the ‘The Young Entrepreneur’ – typically young self-employed people whose financial success has been gained in their lifetime rather than inherited.

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CLOU提议一种以6平方米为标准单元模数的三类居住体系。第二类单元为12平方米,第三类为18平方米。

6平方米公寓单元服务于工资收入水平一般,且对房租的支出成本较为敏感的职场新人。青年专才的公寓提案为12平方米,这类群体通常需要处理大量高压工作,且工作经常渗入生活。18平方米的公寓单元旨在满足“年轻企业家”的生活方式—— 通常为自主创业,财务较成功且经济独立。

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Dwellings which pack in a large number of residents, are ‘going mainstream’ as young professionals continue to migrate to high-priced urban areas. Furthermore the digital age has resulted in modern renters having fewer physical possessions meaning tenants may just move in with a suitcase. They can instantly tap into amenities like free internet, maid services as well as making new friends.

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随着大量青年专才陆续迁移到高价城市地区居住,微型公寓正在走向主流。此外,数字时代促使现代租户拥有较少的物理财产,这意味着租户可以随手提箱入住。他们自由选择其需求设施,如免费互联网,保洁服务甚至结交新朋友。

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