Observable trends like gig economy and increasing urbanization is fueling the creation of services that are shared on-demand and connected. Existing mobility services like mobike or pay-as-you-go co working services like nakedHub Go are good examples that are enhancing and reconstructing city life and work in Chinese cities. People tend to own less properties, less belongings, less bikes and even less devices and use sharing services. We are nearing a future where new solutions for living and working spaces are needed.
WHAT IS SLICE
SLICE is a sustainable, people centric, connected, self-contained, and flexible plug’n-play urban living solution that caters to the needs of modern city dwellers, freelancers.
HOW DOES SLICE WORK?
SLICE consists of a basic unit configuration; a sleeping module and a toilet module. The units are booked and accessed using a digital service. A deposit is required for first-time users and payment is calculated based on a combination of usage time, configuration of modules and usage of utilities which is deducted automatically. Using the digital service, the user can report on defect modules which will be replaced.
LOCATION OF SLICES
Users of SLICE can either book units in pre-approved locations or use units they come across. Additionally, users can request units in suburbs, rural areas and nature which the service will deliver by automated drones or vans.
ACCESSIBILITY AND USAGE
The user will enter the SLICES through a door which will open by scanning a QR code. Each SLICE will have access to internet, water, electricity and sewage.
Each SLICE has specific dimensions: 0.8 x 2.4 x 2.8m. Depending on SLICE quantity, the total length varies.
FUTURE OF SLICE
We are assuming to see SLICE growing vertically, and creating towers. Since the dimensions are small, SLICE can serve more people in smaller area.
SLICE is prefabricated and self-contained. It can be used individually for certain function, or in a combination with other SLICES such as sleeping, toilet, shower, kitchen, workstation and gap to create a larger living space.