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Minimalist Metropolitan Treehouses

Week in Self by MJOLK Brings New Meaning to Compact City Living

— October 3, 2012 — Art & Design
Certainly, most people who choose to reside in the core of a city must be prepared to sacrifice space for their dollar. Week in Self by MJOLK Architects takes this fact to a new level through the installation of a single cubic apartment in the center of Ceske Budejovice square in the Czech Republic.

Measuring just 2.5m by 2.5m in floor area, the stilted miniscule flat provides its temporary inhabitants with a ladder entry, a rooftop perch, a portal window and the comforts of cozy bedroom furnishings. Week in Self by MJOLK Architects is a compelling contemporary project that invites occupants and passers-by to reanalyze their relationships with their urban environment, their living spaces and themselves.
Trend Themes
1. Compact Living - The trend of compact living is growing as people in urban environments are willing to sacrifice space for convenience and affordability.
2. Minimalist Architecture - Minimalist architecture is gaining popularity as it allows for innovative and efficient use of limited space in urban areas.
3. Urban Sustainability - The trend towards urban sustainability is driving the demand for innovative solutions that maximize space utilization and minimize environmental impact.
Industry Implications
1. Real Estate - The real estate industry can explore the potential of compact living spaces to meet the growing demand for affordable housing in urban areas.
2. Architecture & Design - The architecture and design industry can leverage minimalist architecture principles to create innovative and functional living spaces in densely populated cities.
3. Urban Planning - Urban planning professionals can incorporate urban sustainability principles to ensure efficient use of space and resources in city developments.
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