welcome guys we are here in amsterdamwith hans and he is presenting this zoku space to us. zoku is a hybrid between a placeto live and to work, and for that we developed the zoku loft. the zoku loft has everythingto live comfortably but also to work efficientlyso you find a high pressure shower, you got a kitchen with all the applications you needand a king size bed, and at the same time alsofree wireless wi-fi internet, all the office suppliesyou need to be very productive. in a normal house where you e.g have a kitchenand a bathroom, living room and a bedroom you waste a lot of space on circulationso we thought can we give circulation space
a double function in the space,and the second thing is what you see here this is a piece of furniture where we stackall the different components you find in a normalhome, and that makes it possible, that we can createin the same size, as a normal hotel room, we can create this tiny but still spaciousapartment. what we did is we elevated the bed,and we closed it up, people have the opportunity toopen it or keep it closed, especially when youhave visitors. we used a retractable staircase. it openslike this
that is amazing. and here you open up,and thereâ€™s your sleeping area. i love it can i check it out? yes sure.i love that there is no ladder. it is actually great.so we created in the same space 7 m2 extra and there is a lot of space up here,there is a lot of space. this concept has been developed for peoplewho need to live and work between 5 days and three months in the city. so it definitelymeans more storage space, and especially in a smallerarea you want to get rid of all your clutterso we have a lot of storage space here. here you can put your bike.here we got some storage space for your kitchen
supplies, everything has been taken care of.even here for example this cupboard you can closeand here you can find the safe so there plenty of space where you can storeyour things you always want sort of a room where you canstore all your office things, so this is not a place whereyou can actually work, because there is a big tablepretty suitable for that, but here you can store youroffice supplies, your laptop when you have visitorsand what have you, and maybe check a quick emailso this is the kitchen, here you find a two
plateinduction stove, with the exhaust of cours. here you have the fridge with a small freezercompartment a dishwasher, and some space to store yourwaste and your clutter. this is a combi oven, andhere is some small cupboard as well, so are you can preparea really nice meal and have a great cup of coffeeor fresh made tea. the biggest difference if you would to compareit to a hotel room or a studio room apartment, isthat in a hotel room the bed is always the most dominantpiece of furniture. and that really prevents
you frominviting people into your space. it makes it very crammedand also to have a meeting is a little bit strange,if people need to sit on the bed, so within â€œzokuâ€the kitchen table is a place where i can have a cappuccinoin the morning, i can have a meeting with four in theafternoon, and a dinner with three in the evening.in the bathroom we also separated the toilet areafrom the shower area. if you have visitors youdonâ€™t want them to end them up in your shower.
quite a spacious shower.we give people the opportunity to hide their toiletriesfor example this cupboard which is now a big a big mirror,you can open up and store your items over here.to personalize your space, especially when you stay herelonger periods, people can actually change the artin this room, so we have an art collection in the hotel.in the corridors, and if you would like to changea particular piece of art, you just go to the corridor and change it,and it is really made to make it your place
instead of a place.this is another type, even though the component areexactly the same. so you see the kitchen is exactly the sameas in the other loft, and also the sleeping areafor example, is the same even though we turned the bed90 degrees, so the entire loft has been build upfrom the same components, but like a kind of tetrixwe did other things with it and twisted them a little bit.we tested the prototype with around 300 people andthe majority of comments were, that
this feels like a home instead of a hotelroom. if you are interested in the floor plans forthe zoku loft, we put the plans and more details on the websiteto access it all go to cards in the upper right corner.if you want to watch more tiny home tours, click thevideo on the left to see how this family of 6lives comfortably in only 1,000 square feet. if you like our videos, hit subscribe to getnew updates.