MINI China has promoted the intervention through its Urban Matters platform, which takes care of and creates design solutions that address the urban challenges facing China's creative class. The aim was to renovate old telephone booths in Yuyuan Road, a very historic street in Shanghai
Urban furniture in Shanghai. Old telephone booths are converted into "capsules" for stopovers - DesignOnWeb
The Phone Booths, designed by 100architects Studio, is aurabano furniture project promoted by MINI China through its Urban Matters platform, whose aim was to convert old phone booths into resting places.
Every major city in the world has a network of public telephone booths on most streets, which was crucial for the operation of the city, however their use has now become obsolete, so they were looking for a new function for these forgotten objects. After analyzing the booths, the studio decided to transform them into mini urban capsules. In fact in the past they were also a shelter for those who used them, a roof, a closed space, a shelter for those who used them
3 different prototypes have been created that facilitate interactions in different ways. Mainly the old basic metal structures have been maintained, in order to keep a greater similarity with its past, repainted in matte black. When the frontal part is removed, an empty shell remains. The interior has been painted in matte orange, in search of a strong contrast of colours between the existing structure and the new function. The other 3 sides of the stand have been modified, introducing backlit LED boxes in order to make the entire stand shine at night
Free Wi-Fi connection, free USB charging sockets, seating arrangement, magazine rack, coffee table, reading lights at night and an emergency public phone are among the new features of this renovated cabin
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