Every year thousands of students visit the cities where there are going to live for the next few years of their lives, seeking the ideal home in which the will live until the end of their studies. The university housing facilities are not capable to cover the students housing needs. So, their families have to support them economically, spending a big amount of money for housing as well as for the furniture. In every student city a lot of people try to take advantage of that need and make a profit out of it in expense of the students and their families leasing their problematic apartments with high rents.
This thesis project is about the issues stated above and moreover suggests the creation of a low cost and disposable student house. The low cost is due to the cheap materials from which each house is built. The specificity of this project is that the house is made of cardboard, as a reference to the fact that the final shape derived from the folding of a square paper divided in sixteen blocks. The design of the rooms was made based on the student’s needs according to a research that was carried out for this purpose. Thus, the student is able to choose the module that fulfills his/ hers needs and place it wherever there is space in the city. This thesis project focuses on the construction procedure of the house, which is going to be bought as a package and be reassembled by the student himself. After the conclusion of his/ hers studies the module is going to be recycled.