The 'Cabin Spacey' Project Makes Use of Empty Roof Space

By: Joey Haar - Jul 6, 2016
References: cabinspacey & fastcoexist
When Simon Becker and Andreas Rauch noticed that the price of urban real estate is steadily climbing while availability continues to fall, they decided to take action and the 'Cabin Spacey' project was born. Following the tenets of urban densification, Cabin Spacey places portable, modular "cabins" atop the roofs of downtown cores, allowing for low-cost living in dynamic areas. Based out of Berlin, the project hopes to take advantage of the city's 55,000 plus unused rooftops.

At 20 square meters, or approximately 215 square feet, each cabin can comfortably fits two occupants. The units contain a kitchen, a bathroom and a lofted living room up a set of stairs. The Cabin Spacey project cabins are designed for easy connection to the infrastructure in the buildings below, such as water, electricity and more.