PolyRoom by French design studio Cutwork is a compact, flexible living space designed for endless applications.
The ways we live and work have changed dramatically in the last few years, to say the least. With unprecedented numbers either working from home or remotely, and real estate prices soaring, the team at French design firm Cutwork wanted to know: “How can we design a habitat that addresses the need to do more in less space?”
Their answer is PolyRoom, a roughly 280-square-foot prefab module featuring interiors that can be reconfigured throughout the day to accommodate various activities—eating, sleeping, working, or socializing, for example.
“This design takes direct inspiration from a Japanese washitsu,” says Cutwork cofounder and architect Antonin Yuji Maeno, who’s half-French, half-Japanese. A washitsu, or tatami room, is a central room in traditional Japanese homes that serves as an adaptive space.
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