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Symbio / Portable living space for sharing community


Symbio is a symbiotic portable living space allowing urban nomads to move freely from city to city. It attaches to existing buildings and estates, and detaches easily when needed. It supplies permanent estates renewable energy by doubling as solar panels to absorb the sun’s energy for storage in large stationary batteries within estates for later use. This establishes frameworks for urban development, tackling the increasing need for urban living spaces and play a crucial role in building a sustainable energy community by fully utilising the capacity of stationary batteries and reducing the hassle of having to install permanent solar panels.


Royal College of Art

Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Yishan Qin,
Royal College of Art, London

Xiaofei Yang,
Royal College of Art, London

Yuying Zhang,
Royal College of Art, London

Yiyang Shen,
Royal College of Art, London