TIKKU Is a Micro-Apart Building With The Size Of a Single Parking Space

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TIKKU is a micro-apartment building with a foot-print of one car parking place 2,5 x 5 meters. It is assembled out of CLT cross-laminated timber spatial modules and can be erected on site overnight at any car-city of the world. Where ever a car can go, Tikku can grow.

image/text credit: Casagrande Laboratory

The first 1:1 scale prototype of the Tikku was realized for the Helsinki Design Week 2017 outside of Atheneum in the heart of Helsinki. This Tikku had 3 floors: sleeping, working and green-house.Tikku is a safe-house for neo-archaic biourbanism, a contemporary cave for a modern urban nomad.

image/text credit: Casagrande Laboratory

It will offer privacy, safety and comfort. All the rest of the functions can be found in the surrounding city.Tikku is a needle of urban acupuncture, conquering the no-man’s land from the cars and tuning the city towards the organic.

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Many Tikkus can grow side-by-side like mushrooms and they can fuse into larger organisms.Tikku is self-sufficient. It produces its own energy with solar panels and it has dry toilets.

Fresh water is carried in. Showers, saunas, laundry machines and food is around. Modern man has to die a bit in order to be reborn.The functions and combinations of the spatial modules are endless. For example: room, green-house, office, shop, kitchen, sauna, dojo, workshop, hotel-room, knitting etc.