Verena Metz Zumaran
U–Maloca is a home modular mezzanine building system, easy to install and change. It provides solutions for the notorious apartments’ lack of space, by taking advantage from the height of the walls of a room.
The modular mezzanine building system stands on a structure made of a central post and of two or more lateral racks that take all the height of the room by being fixed through pressure between the ceiling and floor. Such structure holds various kinds of platforms, which create different spaces.
It enables you to realize activities where a lot of space is required and to satisfy the principal necessities you have in terms of space. The lateral elements of the structure also permit to reach the upper platforms, since they act as a ladder. At the same time, they hold shelves and folding baskets for storage. By replacing the main furniture, such as the bed, the sofa, the desk, and the closet, U–Maloca empties the floor, where you now canto move freely.
U–Maloca is a practical, versatile, and affordable way to address the issue of the reduction of housing living spaces, especially in urban situations. It increases the livable space, so important in the present situation of lockdowns.