Known as Unit Fusion, the vertical tower would offer units ranging in sizes from XS to XL, just like clothing. The apartments work by sliding the cubes together in different configurations and adjusting the sizes of the kitchen, bathroom, balcony and entry ways according to the resident’s needs.
The modules are not just prefabricated, they are also completely mobile and every five years a complete unit would be moved to another zone on the tower. This move creates new social bonds, a new living experience for the residents and a unity throughout the entire tower. The residents may experience Victoria Harbour views for one cycle, an ocean view for another and a city view later in life. Each unit will move a total of six times throughout its estimated 30 year life cycle. The units are easily plugged back into the tower network with a plug in/out mechanical system.
Inside the building, a central atrium would unite the floors, creating a visual link between them while filtering in natural light from above. Sky Gardens would also be accessible on each floor and social/meeting areas would be on every five floors. The top floor would consist of an immense sky garden for all to share. Cafes, retail spaces and entertainment complexes would also be scattered throughout to create a community.
Designed by International design and research collaborative Y Design Office, Unit Fusion could be the solution for integrated vertical living in the future.