Designed by S-Archetype, this compact home melds ideas of sustainability with style and affordability. Their aim was to create a small home that would meet the demands and needs of a persons modern lifestyle, while minimizing their eco-logical footprint.
The eco-chic pad is constructed from a combination of stylish and sustainable materials. It also incorporates several active and passive renewable systems, for example, passive ventilation and solar gain are used to create efficient heating and cooling cycles, and solar collectors have been included to provide for the homes hot-water supply. S-Archetype’s website states that sustainable building practices would be employed to ensure that the Chamfer House is an energy independent home, creating a ‘multifunctional, portable architectural structure both comfortable and aesthetically pleasing.’
More from the architects:
“[By] introducing a new alternative way of inhabiting, Chamfer Home, optimizes all usable spaces offering most of the amenities of a larger home, including a fully functional kitchen and a bathroom. When the house is occupied it can be extended to reach 27 square meters of carefully planned interior space.”
“The glass wall floods the interior, of this compact home, with light, making the most of the daylight hours while the special double glaze window manipulates solar energy differently throughout the year to heat up or effectively ventilate the interior.
From a stylish beach house, to an innovative urban micro home, Chamfer Home, is an original, eco friendly, modern home that people can actually afford.”
Like this but only wish I could get more info
Veronica – I know, it would be great to see/read more about this project, but it seems that it was only a concept and didn’t get taken any further. A bit of a shame really!
I thought the same thing. This would be a wonderful alternative to say an RV maybe. If it’s easily portable.