Lo design studio Singapore-based Nestron unveiled a small house of 14,5 square meters for 7 tons of weight called Cube One. The prefabricated studio apartment is ready for market launch and boasts a range of smart and sustainable technologies at a relatively inexpensive price.
"Cube One is a new generation of mini houses", reads in a note from Nestron. “Each module is delivered already complete and ready to be occupied. It comes with integrated AI assistants and powered by renewable energy sources ”.
Cube One looks (guess what?) As a one-piece galvanized steel cube with a complete insulation system on its walls. The system offers superior sound absorption and makes the home suitable for a wide range of climates.
Cube One, no waste
The house is built with 90% recycled materials and is equipped with tempered glass, waterproof floors and compressed wood panels treated to avoid any type of mold or humidity.
In case of Apocalypse
According to Nestron, Cube One can withstand natural disasters such as earthquakes, meets fire retardant standards and its construction methods use 99% less water (!) Than traditional construction techniques. It even resists termites.
How is it done inside?
The internal layout of the Cube One is not particularly exciting and reminds me very closely of a modern camper.
However, the module has some significant advantages, such as an integrated home automation system with voice control. It is connected to the home's LED lighting, heating / cooling, entertainment system and appliances
The interior is an open space that features a corner kitchen with sink, hob, extractor hood, built-in refrigerator, raised cabinets and bar counter.
The compact living area includes a wall-mounted TV and a sofa with a hidden storage compartment. There is a double bed, a wardrobe space. A transparent bathroom cube complete with shower, toilet and a small washing machine.
The lack of privacy using the bathroom is sensational: considering its clear glass walls, you may need to ask roommates or guests to go out when in use.
Come to think of it, perhaps this model is more suited to the life of a single person.
Although Cube One lacks an elevated bedroom or the cozy lounge area we're used to seeing in classics tiny house, the interior is customizable and can be adapted to different styles.
Buyers also have the option of including solar panels on the roof, composting toilets and electrically heated floors.
Small house, great functions
"From singles to families, there is a constant high demand for small, low cost, flexible and simple homes", says Nestron. “Hence the idea of Cube One. Soft lines and modern design make the series suitable for large scale use in modern urban environments. With customizable interiors, exteriors and colors, Cube One is dynamic and unique ”.
The basic Cube One model starts at around € 30.000, and comes with a 15-year warranty.
The small house, with a “turnkey” formula, will be available for shipping all over the world, although the shipping costs and the first release dates have not yet been disclosed.