Ever look out from a tall building in a busy urban area and wonder just how much amazing real estate is going to waste on the roofs of buildings, or dream of living on one yourself? The LoftCube is a proposed way to take back this space in style.


Envisioned as a compact-but-open all-in-one architectural design, the LoftCube has a number of space saving strategies drawn in part from Japanese architecture. It is also sufficiently self-contained to be picked up and deposited (whole) on the top of a building by crane.


Some of these more fanciful renderings suggest it could, like any portable prefabricated building, end up in any number of amazing locations around the world. That is all well and good but perhaps the concept remains clearer if kept simple: a brilliant way to repurpose otherwise unused rooftops in the middle of major metropolitan areas.