MINI Living Urban Cabin is on view in the outdoor courtyard at A/D/O until November 22, 2017.
The Urban Cabin is a compact micro-house (approximately 160 square feet) designed to fit up to two people, featuring transformational aspects that enable both moments of privacy and interactions with the outside world in a clever and charming way. First launched at the London Design Festival 2017, Urban Cabin is an ongoing project that explores the future of urban habitats based on the creative use of space. As a means of this exploration, the MINI Living team has designed the micro-house as a research space for relevant urban needs and local cultures.
As the Urban Cabin moves locations, the MINI Living design team partners with architects in each city to learn and explore what is unique about their hometown. These local architects then create Kitchen and Experience rooms in each city’s Urban Cabin. One of today’s biggest challenges is the global crisis of forced migration, which has reached a record high. While this crisis involves numerous complex issues, at its core is a question of home. Millions of people from all over the globe call New York City home, making it one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. The collaboration between MINI Living and Bureau V at A/D/O in New York City addresses the question of “home” through the Urban Cabin, which creates a respite for the urban citizen, providing a sense of comfort and humor.