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The MINI LIVING – Breathe installation. MINI creates a resource-conscious vital judgment on a minimal footprint.

Munich/Milan. Attractive places to live are in
increasingly brief supply in today’s cities. And when it comes to
those vital spaces, a obliged use of resources is an emanate of
entertainment urgency. MINI has teamed adult with New York architects SO – IL
to benefaction a idealist resolution to this two-pronged challenge. The
designation MINI LIVING – Breathe is a
forward-thinking interpretation of resource-conscious, common city
vital within a compress footprint. “MINI LIVING – Breathe calls into
doubt required vital concepts and introduces a creative
problem-solving proceed for destiny hurdles in civic areas,”
explains Esther Bahne, Head of Brand Strategy and Business Innovation
MINI. “The designation shows what happens when we perspective houses not
usually as a space in that to live, though as an active partial of our
sourroundings – one that plays a certain purpose for a sourroundings and
a people vital there.”


MINI LIVING – Breathe: living, reinvented.

In gripping with MINI’s confluence to a beliefs “Creative use of
space” and “Minimal footprint”, a designation creates an attractive
vital area for adult to 3 people on a formerly unused
50-square-metre civic plot. A modular steel support forms a basic
structure of MINI LIVING – Breathe, and a flexible, light-permeable
outdoor skin creates a range between inside and outside. A sum of
6 intensity bedrooms and a roof garden yield space for personal fulfilment.


On a belligerent floor, a kitchen area acts as a spatial and social
interface with a area around a designation – i.e. a outward of
a world. It welcomes guests, brings people together and encourages
them to rivet with one another. Above it are several vital areas,
widespread over 3 levels in all, that offer an mouth-watering place to both
relax and work. Sleeping areas, a intensity soppy area and a roof
garden strength out a installation’s top reaches. The individual
vital areas are distant by light-permeable weave walls. This
translucency allows people in other bedrooms to make out silhouettes and
movements, and creates a feeling of connectedness and togetherness.
But it also grants residents a clarity of privacy, if preferable.


MINI LIVING – Breathe: a residence as an active ecosystem.

However, a designation offers some-more than an appealing living
space: “The proceed we took with MINI LIVING – Breathe extends far
over quite a vital concept,” says Oke Hauser, Creative Lead of
MINI LIVING. “We perspective a designation as an active ecosystem, which
creates a certain grant to a lives and practice of the
people who live there and to a civic microclimate, decorated here by
a intelligent use of resources essential to life – i.e. air, water
and light.”


The MINI LIVING – Breathe designation enhances a microclimate in
civic areas. Its stretchable outdoor skin has a special cloaking which
filters and neutralises a air. Plus, a roof garden uses vigorous
oxygen-producing plants to serve urge atmosphere peculiarity and a civic microclimate.


The outdoor skin is translucent, too. It floods a designation with
daylight, ensuring a splendid and pleasing atmosphere inside. An
intelligent construction on a roof collects rainwater to be used
after and taken from a tap, for example. The structure is mobile and
adaptable. It is designed to be messy and commissioned during another
location. The fabric is interchangeable, and can be transposed with one
that performs reasonably to opposite climates.


“MINI LIVING – Breathe brings a residents into approach hit with
their environment. By creation vital an active experience, the
designation encourages visitors to confront a bent to take
resources for granted,” adds Ilias Papageorgiou, Principal during SO – IL.


MINI LIVING – Breathe: Salone del Mobile 2017.

Visitors to a Salone del Mobile on Via Tortona 32 in Milan, Italy,
can knowledge MINI LIVING – Breathe from 4–9 Apr 2017
inclusive. The border programme for a designation has been put
together by a brand’s possess A/D/O pattern investigate platform. At
a home in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, A/D/O offers designers, architects,
creatives and start-ups a 2,000-square-metre space to dream up
innovative products – within an desirous programme – that responds to
a many dire amicable issues we face.


MINI will uncover a serve MINI LIVING designation during A/D/O in New
York in a second half of 2017.



MINI LIVING is an beginning launched in 2016 as a artistic platform
for MINI to rise architectural solutions for destiny civic living
spaces. Last year,

MINI LIVING showcased idealist concepts for common and collaborative
living/lifestyles/working in civic areas by a installations
MINI LIVING – Do Disturb (at a Salone del Mobile in Milan) and MINI
LIVING – Forests (at a London Design Festival). MINI LIVING –
Breathe is a third designation combined as partial of a initiative.