Eclectic Curiosity

Posted on May 9th, 2004, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Uncategorized. No Comments

For approximately 55,000 Euros and access to a freight helicoptor you could easily create your own penthouse rooftop pad with an amazing view of the city. Designed by studio aisslinger of Germany, the Loftcube project is an inventive architectural solution that takes into account a couple key issues:

What could a temporary, minimalistic domicile look like, to suit people of a nomadic lifestyle, living for short periods of time in large cities and dense urban areas, offering both sanctuary and social structure, and where might such temporary dwellings be built.

The second issue, obviously in reference to the city of Berlin, would posit that such structures would be contructed on the roofs of existing architecture. The endless flat tops of the postwar high-rises in the city and suburbs are an undiscovered treasure of sunlit property.

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