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14 : 04 : 2016 MINI LIVING : Arup : Placemaking

Milan – Automotive brand Mini has applied its expertise in the efficient use of space to create an urban housing concept.

  • The project, Mini Living, is a collaboration between the brand, studio OnDesign and architectural consultancy Arup
  • The installation promotes open and shared use of space
Mini Living - Do Disturb by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan Mini Living - Do Disturb by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan
Mini Living by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan Mini Living - Do Disturb by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan
Mini Living by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan Mini Living - Do Disturb by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan
Mini Living by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan Mini Living - Do Disturb by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan
Mini Living - Do Disturb by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan Mini Living - Do Disturb by Mini, studio OnDesign and Arup, Milan

After tackling the future of urban mobility in its 2015 installation, Mini has turned its attention to improving the wellbeing and sense of community experienced by city dwellers.

Set up to represent one floor of a residential building, the main installation consists of four semi-separate apartments divided by a mobile wall of shelves that can be rotated to face either the private or communal area. By turning around the shelves, it is possible to share resources, such as the kitchen unit or sound system, with the rest of the community. The system offers a balance between promoting openness and protecting privacy.

Accompanying the architectural installation are various concepts for city living and interaction that offer flexible and easily personalised systems and time-saving services. Together they represent a holistic vision of a shared urban environment. 

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