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Elastic Living Space Perfect Solution for Bloated Home

Clei, Italian master of all things space-saving, presented this concept home entitled Elastic Living at the Milan Design Week in celebration of the company’s 50th anniversary. Similar to the Environmental Grantmakers Association office and MIT CityHome concept, Elastic Living slides on a library wall-style track. Each of the seven wall units contain a different “room,” and depending how the walls are opened, you can create several different room configurations.

In terms of “what would I do with this?”–if that’s even a relevant question–Clei seems to indicate the unit would be best placed in a large room similar to the EGA office, and depending on which module is open, you can have a large, open kitchen, dining room, etc (bathroom?). This design makes a lot of sense for an office, where privacy is important, but less so for living spaces where continuity is key. We might suggest a smaller version, containing only rooms like bedrooms, which are used once a day; when you wake up, you file them away until the evening. Then again, it’s a concept.

image via Archiproducts

  • Marrena

    GIANT FONT PROBLEM! Please fix

    • http://www.lifeedited.com LifeEdited Staff

      thanks. trying to figure out the problem. should be up soon.

  • sfo transplant

    this reminds me of when we lived in a motorhome for four years. loved the slide-outs that expanded the space when parked. we always felt like we had everything we needed in that space. now our 1100 sf condo feels ginormous.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kirstjen Kirstjen Lorenz

    This would be great fun… I wonder what the people who peek in your medicine cabinet would do.

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