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Mod Kiosk

Designed for various uses within the EXPO-2017 site in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Mod Kiosk is a flexible, modular kiosk that can be purposed for a variety of uses like restrooms, information booths, small cafes, merchandise stands, or maintenance sheds.

The actual aesthetics are born from the simplicity of the structure. Designed to be fabricated in a similar way to the assembly lines utilized in the aviation industry, the elements snap together to form different configurations. Each unit is fully self-contained with septic, water, and electricity, all of which is generated or reused onsite. A support bay underneath each unit allows all systems to self-sustaining. Units have roof integrated photovoltaics too that can generate the energy needed to run the facility, as well as run electricity for surrounding lighting, if intelligently positioned.

The major design innovation of the Mod Kiosks is that they are design to be easily produced, packed, and shipped anywhere in the world, using a standard 40’ high-cube ISO container. Each type of unit can be customized using three modules; each design is a different combination of these three types of modules. This modularity of the structure makes the kiosks extremely affordable. If purchased by communities that have multiple community functions, they can be repurposed as needed. To further increase the efficiency of the kiosk during outdoor applications, a kinetic roof photovoltaic system is imagined. PVs are integrated into the roof system with sensors indicating which direction they should be pointing, according to the intensity of the sun to maximize energy generation.

Each unit is fully self-contained with septic, water, and electricity, all of which is generated or reused onsite. A support bay underneath each unit allows all systems to self-sustaining. Units have roof integrated photovoltaics too that can generate the energy needed to run the facility, as well as run electricity for surrounding lighting, if intelligently positioned. Units have roof integrated photovoltaics too that can generate the energy needed to run the facility, as well as run electricity for surrounding lighting, if intelligently positioned. These units were designed to be energy positive.

Designed for various uses within the EXPO-2017 site in Astana, Kazakhstan, the Mod Kiosk acts as a general meeting place and space of rest. We envision the Mod Kiosk acting as restrooms, information booths, small cafes, merchandise stands, or maintenance sheds at community events across the world.

Client

Astana Expo 2017