Half Star Trek, half Rubik's cube, and 100 percent efficient compact living, the aptly named Cubitat aims to replace traditional housing with pre-fab cube habitats. And despite the sci-fi exterior, Cubitat conceals a vast collection of sleek furnishings that keep things modern, not space-age.
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Canadian design firm Urban Capital unveiled this geometric collaboration with Nichetto Studio at the Toronto Interior Design Show last month. The concept is stark but simple: the 10 by 10 by 10 foot Cubitat hooks up with an existing building's plumbing and electricity, and then instantly takes the place of any piece of furniture or appliance you'd ever need.
The kitchen is as self-sufficient as you'd find in any typical apartment, featuring a stove top, oven, and even a dishwasher. Your studio is starting to get a little jealous.
Like the trundle beds of your childhood, a full-size mattress pulls out from a drawer in the interior, conveniently facing the television.
The bathroom boasts wood furniture and stainless steel finishings; soft recessed lighting adds a contemporary touch.
Right now Cubitat is still in prototype phase, with plans to offer custom design options like a washer/dryer and more. It presents its own hurdles—like getting it through the door—but this kind of "plug-and-play" architecture could very well be the next phase of the tiny house movement.
Ali Drucker is a staff writer for Supercompressor. This thing has more amenities than her current apartment. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.