Flexible living solutions
|Coordinator||IKANO BOSTAD AB|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 300 000|
|Project duration||January 2019 - June 2019|
Purpose and goal
FlexRoom & FlexStorage use the same techical solution and is used to create flexible spaces in the home using a movable wall. FlexRoom is an extra bedroom with storage. Instead of a spare room of 7 sqm you get a flexible room only using 2,1 sqm. FlexStorage creates extra storage, like a walk-in-closet. By using a movable wall the room can change depending on activity and the spaces is reused in a sustainable and space smart way. Instead of using 4,6 sqm, you get the same storage in only 2,1 sqm.
Expected results and effects
Urbanisation is a global trend. When more people need to live in urban areas there is a demand for smart living solutions where we use space and rsources in a more efficient way. Globally there are initiatives for unique solutions, but no one develops solutions for a broader market, at a cost affordable for the many people. The solutions is mainly for residential use, but could also work in common spaces. The solutions are already on the market in 8 appartments in Gustavsberg and 6 appartments in coming development in Huddinge. Possible production volume:100-200 a year.
Planned approach and implementation
The project goal for FlexRoom and FlexStorage is a production adaptation, cost reduction and simplifying maintenance and service. One part is finding solutions with less componants and material, which also will create a smaller sustainability foot print. By reducing cost the solutions will be affordable for more people. By simplifying mainenance and service of the product the life span will be increaced, resources will be used in a more efficient way and cost for maintenance will diminish.