While working with Rockefeller Foundation in Bangkok a few year ago on transit sharing, I found that the same idea could be used for “vertical room sharing” in buildings.
DSK Architects is exploring the idea of using custom exterior elevator as mini rooms – that can be booked – to ‘expand’ your living space in high-rise residential buildings.
Today, we often left our living room unused most of the time as our media system gets smaller and more portable. So why not share our living room with other people when not in used?
The energy and cost of material to build a 20-story stack of living rooms is very high compared with the energy to operate 1 or 2 mobile rooms over 30 years.
-- Y. Boon-Long, DSK Architects, 2021