“Concept Cykelehuset Ohboy Apartement in Malmo, Swedia“. The apartment building without parking facilities for cars is increasingly taken for granted, especially in the cities are densely populated with very limited land. And apartments with bicycle storage facility now also started mushrooming.
But Cykelehuset Ohboy An apartment is located in Malmo, Sweden, has a new breakthrough. Apartment building designed to support the needs of people who use bicycles as a means of transportation.
And in fact, this is the first apartment in Sweden and built with no parking facilities. Rather than have a garage for bicycles – of course the location of parking outside the building – this apartment allows you to carry your bike up into the rooms of your apartment.
Clarence Eckerson Jr. from Streetfilms – an organization that educate environmentally friendly transportation capital, said that the apartment is still under construction, and is scheduled to begin inhabited at the end of this year.
“I like the concept. Wherever you want to bring your bike – into your apartment, into the elevator, through the main entrance of the apartment complex – is allowed. You can even bring the bike up to the kitchen to lower your monthly groceries. ”
For comparison, an apartment in the North American bicycle friendly once he is still a bit troublesome when carrying the bike into the elevator, abandoned dirt bike like soil or dust are also considered damaging walls and floors that require extra care.
Cykelehuset Ohboy apartment, designed by Hauschild + Siegel’s all concrete walls that protected his finishing adjusted so friendly to bicycles.
The elevator to the apartment is also made larger, wider doors, and there are places to park and lock bikes throughout the building.
There are lessons to be drawn from the design of this apartment, please note that there is a small lobby with access to the apartment unit to the bike path that has been provided and equipped with handrails that can be used to put the bike outside.
Cross ventilation design of these apartments also allows reducing even may even eliminate the need to use air conditioning.
“This apartment also provides units with 2, 3, and even 4 bedrooms to accommodate the entire family. Families that do not require a car, “said Eckerson. Source Treehugger.com