| Back in November 2015, design specialists Curbed and designboom featured stories about household and consumer goods retailer Muji entering the micro homes space. Muji Hut will target those wanting a stylish, little place off the grid (or simply outside the city). Sales to start in 2017.
The company enlisted three designers – Naoto Fukusawa, Jasper Morrison and Konstantin Grcic each of whose designs uses a core building material (wood, cork, and aluminum, respectively). Of course, they all incorporate Muji’s trademark sense of tasteful minimalism. Ranging between 25 and 40,000 USD, the re-conceptualized huts vary in size and livability. Nevermind rural getaway, is this a viable model for Vancouver’s insane housing market?
And with that mention of the local real estate scene I’m sure you’re now fuming. For some peace and tranquility, visit the Muji Hut website.
Below are photos of the models. First place for us goes to the wood themed dwelling as it is both natural and gets the most exposure to sunshine. Cork is ok too but the space looks too confined especially the kitchen area. Distant last is aluminum. That ladder.
Photo Credits – Muji, designboom, and Curbed
Naoto Fukusawa – Wood
Jasper Morrison – Cork
Konstantin Grcic – Aluminum
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