The LoftCube Takes Stylish Prefab Living To New Heights

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The LoftCube is a small prefab living pod designed by Studio Aisslinger. Its size and flexible design allows the pod home to be constructed on a variety of spaces, from the top of buildings to coastal beaches.

The LoftCube by Studio Aisslinger - A Modern Prefab Tiny House

The modern micro home features floor-to-ceiling windows on all 4 sides, flooding the interior with daylight and providing panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The windows also allow the occupants to take advantage of natural ventilation, reducing dependence on active heating systems. However, the LoftCube does come with some customizable features, such as an energy-efficient heating system.

The LoftCube by Studio Aisslinger - A Modern Prefab Tiny House

Its prefabricated nature allows the majority of construction to take place within a factory setting. This saves both time, and energy, and reduces material waste. The prefab element of the LoftCube allows it to minimise its carbon footprint – a great incentive for the environmentally-conscious consumer.

The LoftCube by Studio Aisslinger - A Modern Prefab Tiny House

The entire structure can be assembled off-site and then transported to the final location by truck. Or, if it’s a tight spot, it can be helicoptered into position. Once in place it typically takes 5-7 days to set up the home (I’m assuming this involves connecting the home to the electrical grid, water and sewage systems). The structure of the LoftCube is also modular, allowing you to combine several units to create a larger space if necessary.

The LoftCube by Studio Aisslinger - A Modern Prefab Tiny House

The interior of the retreat is completely customizable. Each living space capable of being modified according to the owners needs. You can even extend to the exterior with an optional patio area.

This small, 420-square-foot abode, takes flexible design to new heights, and is able to serve a variety of uses – small family house, luxury sky lounge, hotel room, guest house… the list goes on. As with all great designs, you are only limited by your imagination (or rather, great designs should inspire imagination).

The LoftCube by Studio Aisslinger - A Modern Prefab Tiny House

For more modern prefab tiny houses check out the fantastic ÁPH80 by ÁBATON, or the luxurious getaway, Passion House, by Architect 11. See all prefab.

Via Inhabitat

23 Comments

  1. I DO like this so light and airy. I’m still not sold on bathrooms with windows so the immediate world can see whatever you are doing… That said it is a nice and well thought out plan. Also nice that you can customise it for your specifie needs. Thanks for the great inside pictures. :D

  2. Angela – I know! It’s super bright on the inside, but I agree, perhaps some privacy shades for the more personal areas of the home. Other than that I’d probably change some of the ‘all-white’ finishes – it’s a little too hospital-looking for me.

  3. I like the modern look of this. I agree about the bathroom though. I don’t see this as being a small space, it looks pretty big to me. I like the simplicity of it.

  4. Jody – True, it would be a pretty large home for a single person, but I think it could also be used for a small family, in which case they’d be making more out of the available space!

  5. That’s true Niall, I’m just used to living so small that when I see a bigger space it just seems so big to me. This would be a good home for a family. A clean family ;)

  6. well one way of dealing with the privacy issue is to use blinds in the bathroom and a mirrored closet as a partition between the bed and bath.

  7. A segment on HGTV said the cost for this loft cube is $40,000 USA. Could that be true? How about delivery, set up, etc? Could this really be set up on the west coast of US? I’m ready for some serious details! Love it!

  8. I am in LOVE with this cube home. I am a single older woman and I don’t even care that the bathroom is so open, as a matter of fact it is all the light and windows that draws me to this home. I have downsized my life and would rather be out and about enjoying nature than inside cleaning. This small space can be cleaned in a jiff, windows included. I will be looking for a small treed lot soon and have been researching smal green and sustainalbe homes. Jay schaffer is on my list, the Finncube is on the list and you and yor home have just shot to the top of the list!!!! Love Love Love it!!!!

  9. I agree with Linda Joyce, I need more details. Heave heard price range from $40K (seen on HGTV) and up to $55K. Details please and yes is it doable out in Jackson Wy or Cannon Beach Or.?

  10. For privacy textured glass would eliminate the visuals to external viewers. All they’d see is a blob shape. Use them all the time in bathrooms in New Zealand. Surely we can’t be ahead of the rest of the world in this? LOL

  11. Paul – It’s strange but while in North America I didn’t see too much textured glass, whereas where I’m originally from (Ireland/UK) it’s universal; everyone has it. Perhaps it was just the area I was living in, who knows!

  12. Pricing? I came across another article (http://gizmodo.com/this-tiny-hotel-pod-sits-on-the-roof-of-a-60-year-old-h-1657488299) with pricing ranging from $150,000 to $250,000. That translates to $550/sq.ft. at the higher end and does NOT include transport/installation, services (electric, water hookup) nor access, foundations or septic. This is the main reason that this type of modular/pre-fab construction has not taken off. At these prices, you can have your own custom house built using the finest of materials and finishes.

  13. I definitely like the home except for one thing. The large glass doors. I would like more privacy and safety conscious but I do like the place.Could the windows be darken naturally or I use to live overseas and because I worked the mids shift for at least 15 years I put Alum. fold on the window and taped it. It kept it cooler and my air conditioner did not have to work so harder and you can also put a shower curtain cut up and put on the windows with either tape or vinegar and water or bubble wrap and tape it and give yourself a little more privacy.

  14. Great Design to build one like this on the moon, specially with that type of bathroom.
    You wan to make sure you are the only around!

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