Apartment Room Addition: Hope the Cables are Strong!

Are you outgrowing your apartment? Need an extra room? Well, just hang one outside your window (hope those cables are strong!). Here's a "walk-in sculpture" called the Rucksack House in München, Germany.

The cube is a light and empty space, free from connotations and open to its user's needs. While still being inside a private atmosphere, one has the impression of floating outside of the confines of the actual dwelling above the public space. Folddown furnishings and a multitude of built-in openings on the inside provide extra living space with direct daylight. Sections of the walls unfold, with the help of hidden magnets, into a desk, shelves, and a platform for reading or sleeping. The Rucksack box is suspended from steel cables that are anchored to the roof or to the facade of the existing building. The construction is a welded steel cage with a light birch veneered plywood interior cladding. The outside cladding is exterior grade plywood with an absorbent resin surface punctuated by plexiglas inserts.

Link - via Freshome

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Seattle has a number of buildings with little additions clinging to their walls, we have a pretty lax building code. They all look a great deal better than that.
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