Hub is a cute mini kitchen, the design of which was developed by the specialists of the Dutch firm Kraaijvanger, and it contains unexpected components.
The authors of the project proposed to furnish the abandoned and unused buildings, which is sufficient in every more or less large city, ready-made blocks that provide basic human needs.
In addition to the full kitchen, the design of each such module included a bathroom, also in mini format. In addition, the Hub comprises an access point to the Internet. Its area — 15 m2.
The first development was submitted last year, the Netherlands competition residential projects called Havensteder.
So, the unit consists of kitchen with appliances, a bathroom, heating and stereo systems. It can be installed in any location where there is access to power and sanitation.
The idea is based on a flexible business model that assumes that some organization can provide such blocks to private parties. She thus assumes the servicing obligations of the object. Here’s what was said about it in the release:
“Hub is a modular, easily installed system which allows only a few days to turn abandoned buildings into homes. It is expected that the units will be leased, not sold”
A pilot version of the Hub installed in Rotterdam in the first hotel, which is located in an abandoned industrial building. Developing this idea, the designers are now working on different versions of the unit, among which there is even a mini-kitchen connected to solar panels.
How do you think this project has prospects in the market of rental properties or somewhere else?