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Re: The Design thread

#161  Postby tuco » Jan 08, 2017 3:08 pm

Alan B wrote:Interesting design. But only 'off-grid' for short amounts of (unspecified) time.
Solar powered - what storage system does it use.

Can be moved with it's home owners - as long as there are are utilities (fresh water, electricity & waste disposal) available at it's destined site.
The advertising blurb with it sat in the middle of a 'forest' (with obvious limited utilities) is a bit 'populist' in it's approach and not very practical.

Sewage disposal could be a real problem 'off-grid'. I suppose one could dig a hole in the woods...


Good observations. "Off-grid" is not an option for any residential unit and indeed they've read marketing for dummies. Its even bit expensive. However, its movable home and we are in design thread.

As one article puts it:

"Its clever design provides the inspiration to make best use of every square inch of space and envisage how the built-in components, even the walls, can be adjusted to meet their purpose most effectively," said the team.

Owners are encouraged to find a site with suitable water, sewage and electricity points. But the house is also designed to generate and conserve its own energy, so it can be used in remote settings for short periods of time

The building's quadruple-glazed facade maximises natural light while preventing heat loss, and roof-mounted solar panels are intended to return more power to the grid than the building uses.
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Re: The Design thread

#162  Postby tolman » Jan 09, 2017 2:02 am

'It can be used in remote settings for short periods of time', as long as the settings aren't too remote to allow a prefab building 'made primarily of concrete' to be placed there.
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Re: The Design thread

#163  Postby tuco » Jan 09, 2017 7:57 pm

Another interesting observation. What kind of design it is .. prefabbed concrete cube in forest .. that does not go together. Let alone in historical area. Well, similar questions were probably asked at the World Architecture Festival :)
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Re: The Design thread

#164  Postby Macdoc » Feb 16, 2017 6:59 pm

Brilliant bit of design and function

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the light fantastic

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see the whole sequence
http://www.amusingplanet.com/2016/01/th ... ridge.html
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Re: The Design thread

#165  Postby felltoearth » Feb 16, 2017 10:35 pm

Very cool!
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Re: The Design thread

#166  Postby Macdoc » Feb 27, 2017 4:15 am

The artist is just brilliant ....and what a choice of canvas :thumbup:

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Re: The Design thread

#167  Postby tuco » Mar 02, 2017 8:50 pm

Its design either way.

https://www.worldphoto.org/sony-world-p ... eries/2017

Winner? Mine is: Open > Culture > Shortlist > Vito Leone.
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