Munari’s abitacolo is a place to hang clothes, store toys, affix art and to sleep.


It’s adaptable to the personality of the inhabitant, at every moment transformable.

Munari described it this way:


two meters high

it’s made of steel with an epoxy skin

it’s a structure reduced to the essentials

a space delimited and yet open

adaptable to one or two poeple

it can even hold twenty

although this is not recommended because

of the difficulty of moving

it weighs fifty-one kilos

it’s two meters wide by eighty centimeters

it’s a large object that casts no shadow

it’s an inhabitable module

it’s a habitat

it contains all personal things

it’s a container of microcosms

it’s a placenta of plastic-coated steel

a place to meditate

and at the same time

a place for listening to music that you like

a place to read and study

a place to receive visitors

a place to sleep

a lair, light and transparent

or closed

a space hidden in the midst of people

a real space

your presence renders furnishings superfluous

dust doesn’t know where to settle

it’s the minimum but gives the maximum

numbered but unlimited

habitat is the environment

adaptable to the personality of the inhabitant

at every moment transformable

– bruno munari, codice ovvio (1971)

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