Swedish students are forced to live in wooden boxes






Swedish architectural firm Tengbom together with designers from Lund University has proposed a new approach to placing students on their studies. Architects for example Smart Student Unit showed how to make 10 square meters of comfort for living. Around the same area has Chinese mikrodom in the style of “Tetris” .

Smart Student Unit – inexpensive and environmentally sustainable solution for Swedish students, which helps to save on rent. The only, but the compact multipurpose room house made of laminated wood of local production, furnished with all necessary furniture.


The use of wood as a building material and the efficient layout possible to reduce the cost of rental housing in half, as well as significantly reduce the harmful effects on the environment – says Karin Bodin, a representative Tengbom.

The room is divided into several areas: the kitchen, dining room, living room, bedroom, bathroom and a place to work and study. Behind the house there is a small courtyard. Many of the “features” are built in, for example, a dining and work tables serve as shutters for the windows and bookshelves are additionally used as a stage for the stairs to the second level rooms.

We wanted to show how you can achieve quality in a small area, such as wood creates a modern style and comfort. Students liked this alternative – said Bodine.

The architects claim that the thick wooden walls and double glazed windows provide optimal weather conditions in the home, regardless of the season. And by making some changes to the design, Smart Unit can be converted into an office or a hotel room.

Twenty-two “smart student house” ready to go into production for use in the next year. The prototype Smart Student Unit on display at the Museum of Art in Virserum (Sweden). Show will run until 8 December 2013 year. According to the workers of the museum, the exhibit attracted many visitors.









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