Students from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany have created a flexible housing solution that makes the most of its minimal interior space in a very unusual way.
Dubbed “Roll it”, this cylinder-shaped home changes its purpose depending on its orientation – roll the the work space 180 degrees and it becomes a bed, the kitchen becomes a bathroom and you even get some exercise in the mouse wheel-like center section when you decide to “move house”.
Student team Christian Zwick and Konstantin Jerabek came up with the “Roll it” idea when working on a project that explored the concept of “mobile and space-efficient construction.”
The experimental design consists of an outer shell which comprises four supporting rings and a torsion inner shell membrane. Thin wooden slats are mounted to the external membrane, allowing the running surface to roll and stop.