Hypercubus / Studio WG3

  • 07 Aug 2012
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Architects: Studio WG3
Location: Styria,
Design Team: Matthias Gumhalter, Christian Reschreiter
Photographs: Karin Lernbeiß


The Hypercubus concept is based on three fundamental concepts:

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  • The use of open areas with available infrastructure (alternatively also self-sufficient).
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  • The construction of small modular living units that are transportable.
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  • The creation of a new concept in tourism (the prepaid apartment) with a uniform corporate design.
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The project develops an idea for tourism in the respective region. The ‘minimal housing’ apartments use existing resources, are transportable thanks to their mobile construction and are used where they are needed depending on the season. In this way, the very same object can be used at various locations during the year, according to wherever there is demand at the time. This means that location-dependent deficits in utilisation can be compensated out of season. For larger events, the living units can be brought together from across the region. The apartments create their own corporate design and thus form an identity for each (new) location.

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Cite: "Hypercubus / Studio WG3" 07 Aug 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed 31 Oct 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=260861>