Even in the smallest of homes, there are typically separate spaces for living, sleeping, and cooking. The Micro-House from Studio Liu Lubin features a series of modular rooms designed to give residents just enough space for their indoor movements like sitting, standing and lying down.

Each modular Micro-House is shaped a bit like a plus sign, with the interior shapes meant to act as simple furniture. Each Micro-House is a multi-functional (though, by most standards, incredibly small) home.

Although the individual unit can be used as a single room, multiple Micro-Houses can be grouped together to make a larger home or even a multi-family home. The units are light and easily moved, and once in place they can be assembled by hand.

The Micro-House, made of the ultra-light and very strong Fiber Reinforced Form Composite Structure, were designed to give private housing options in crowded Chinese cities. With a Micro-House community, the lines between shared and private housing would be blurred, but each unit would at least offer a tiny getaway with space for not much more than one person.

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“The Micro-house is based on the minimum space people need for basic indoor movement, such as sitting, laying and standing. The form of the Micro-house is designed to act as a combination of furniture and architecture elements. When being rotated, the unit of the Micro house will shift its space which contains all kinds of housing activities, such as resting, working, washing and cooking, etc. The Micro house unit can not only be used as single- functional room, but also can be grouped together as a housing suite, or even residential cluster.”

“The main material of the Micro-house is the Fiber Reinforced Form Composite Structure, which is light but strong. In this case, the Micro-house unit can be easily lift and assembled by hand. For the convenience of transportation and replacement, the size of the unit is designed as the size of containers.”