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Modular "Tetris House" Uses Rectangular Units to Configure Personalized Space

Modular housing is akin to a game of Tetris thanks to the Dutch design studio Universe Architecture. They have created a prototype that allows for a fluid configuration of architectural units, balconies, and shutters, similar to the classic puzzle game. Aptly called the Tetris House, elements of its design can be rotated and customized to adapt to a wide range of constraints and specifications.

The Tetris House uses a steel structure as its base, but beyond that, developers are free to build to suit. This allows personal interests of the residents to dictate the design. If they love to cook, extra space could be allotted for the kitchen. Those who love light can orient their home so that they receive maximum sun. And for residents who enjoy the outdoors, rooftop patios are easily possible with these sets of rectangular blocks.

Universe Architecture plans to build the first Tetris House project in the Netherlands. They’ve partnered with Dutch firm i29 for help in designing an interior space that’s luxurious and spatially efficient.

Universe Architecture: Website
Tetris House: Website

via [Inhabitat]

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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