Oke Hauser (Dipl. Ing. Architecture) finished his architectural studies at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, with first class honors and won the prestigious Bruno Taut Award for his thesis. After working at Rem Koolhaas’ office OMA in New York and Herzog & De Meuron in Switzerland, he joined MINI as Creative Lead for MINI LIVING, the brands venture into the future of urban housing.
MINI LIVING is a translation of the brand’s key principle, the creative use of space, into real solutions for how we live, work and interact in our cities. Working with a small footprint in mind, they seek to answer these challenges in a way that combines its design knowledge with the spirit of experience – and fun.
End of 2019 MINI Living celebrated the opening of its first co-living project. A former paint factory in Shanghai was transformed into a new co-living spaces to live, work and play. An 8,000-square-metre vibrant collection of apartments, communal areas and public spaces. Unused industrial buildings received a new life as modern dwellings, with an open architecture that invites the community to assemble.