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Studious planning houses four per room at Campus Hong Kong

Studious planning houses four ...
Each room at Campus Hong Kong has an area of 27 sq m (291 sq ft)
Each room at Campus Hong Kong has an area of 27 sq m (291 sq ft)
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Each room at Campus Hong Kong has an area of 27 sq m (291 sq ft)
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Each room at Campus Hong Kong has an area of 27 sq m (291 sq ft)
There is a central table for studying, eating and socializing with roommates
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There is a central table for studying, eating and socializing with roommates
The raised bed units each have a built-in desk underneath
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The raised bed units each have a built-in desk underneath
Steel ladders provide access to the beds, which each have a curtain that can be drawn for privacy
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Steel ladders provide access to the beds, which each have a curtain that can be drawn for privacy
Each room has a bathroom, kitchen and other shared facilities
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Each room has a bathroom, kitchen and other shared facilities
There is a communal common room, gym, cafe, and swimming pool
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There is a communal common room, gym, cafe, and swimming pool
A bed at Campus Hong Kong can be rented from HK$6,000 (US$774) a month
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A bed at Campus Hong Kong can be rented from HK$6,000 (US$774) a month
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Living space in Hong Kong can be expensive, which isn't really compatible with a student lifestyle. Campus Hong Kong, however, provides affordable student accommodation by way of Tetris-like planning. Its rooms squeeze in four students, with beds, desks and communal facilities.

Campus is part of a wider current trend, that sees smaller and smaller spaces making use of innovative design to become workable places to live. Other examples include the clever use of a central unit in a German apartment and sliding furniture used to transform a French apartment. Campus makes a similarly efficient use of space.

Designed by LYCS Architecture, it is located in the lower three levels a former hotel in the Tsuen Wan district of the city. Having commandeered the building, it did away with the partition walls between adjoining rooms to create larger rooms of 27 sq m (291 sq ft).

There are 48 rooms in total, and each is designed with the student lifestyle in mind. There is a central table for studying, eating and socializing with roommates, along with raised bed units that each have a built-in desk underneath, a clothes rail, built-in shelves, lockable drawers and a separate luggage space.

The raised bed units each have a built-in desk underneath
The raised bed units each have a built-in desk underneath

Steel ladders provide access to the beds, which each have a curtain that can be drawn for privacy. Once drawn, the curtains provide a private enclosed space for each of the residents. The bed spaces have electrical wall sockets and reading lights.

Each room has a bathroom, kitchen and other shared facilities, while a blank ceiling can be drawn on to provide customization and ownership of the rooms. There is also a communal common room, gym, cafe, and swimming pool.

A bed at Campus Hong Kong can be rented from HK$6,000 (US$774) a month, which includes government rates, legal fees, management fees and utility costs. A twice-weekly cleaning service is also included, as well as complimentary shuttle bus services.

Campus Hong Kong opened earlier this year.

Sources: Campus Hong Kong, LYCS Architecture

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