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Open house takes on whole new meaning in London's sharing economy

Architect Sam Jacob's 'Urban Cabin' hints at a new type of future without walls between private and public space

"One of the ideas at its heart is about sharing, or about how things can become perhaps more communal." - Sam Jacob, seen here with Mini Experience designer Corinna Natter in the 'Urban Cabin' developed by him in partnership with Mini Living


FIRST cars went communal, and bikes were open to all. Then private offices became co-working spaces, and spare rooms morphed into mini hotels as London's sharing economy took off.

Now, asks architect Sam Jacob, is Britain ready to break down the ultimate barrier and give up...

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