Private construction is not only constantly seeking autonomy, and year after year it becomes smaller. Of course, along with compact houses, more like rooms, and even capsules for sleeping, large classical buildings continue to exist. But as they say, the trend is observed.
So in Switzerland, the invention of Living Roof, a capsule room, originally conceived as an experiment, gained great popularity. Its development is somewhat no back engaged architects company NAU. Their task was to try to create both comfortable and compact housing. The uniqueness of this structure in total autonomy. Including in the choice of location. Low weight allowed the first copy to be placed on the roof of an already constructed house. In general, you can install such a “house” on any flat horizontal surface. Its length does not exceed 8.5 meters, and its width is about 3 meters.
Technological features of the “kid” set. The walls are equipped with solar panels, which are responsible for the generation of electricity at home. To help them work wind turbines. The water supply is built on a system for collecting, cleaning and recycling rainwater. Interestingly, the accumulated energy exceeds the needs of the house itself and can be completely transferred to existing networks. The stock is made intentionally so that on a windless and dull day the house can continue to function at full capacity.
Such a project is an ideal illustration of the concept of sustainable development – the system is fully balanced and works without additional external interventions. The main thing is to initially calculate the required amount of electricity consumption and mount the object with a power reserve.
The outer casing of the building is assembled from materials that are resistant to increased loads, very strong. This allows you to safely carry the “house” many times. In principle, he was originally conceived as a “portable” housing, but for mobility to a mobile home, he still does not reach out. For transportation will require a helicopter. But, perhaps, concepts will soon appear that can be transported by more familiar means of transport.
The interior of the housing consists of an office, living room, kitchen, bedroom and bathroom. More precisely, all the rooms are transformed into each other. For example, a dining table turns into a bed in this house by pressing the whole pair of keys or “pressed” to the wall altogether, leaving free space.
Of course, to become the owner of such housing, you need a special nature of character and attitude. But, today’s fast paced, the ability to work from anywhere in the world and the desire of people to travel make the project quite competitive. In addition, such “houses” are quite compact, leks and can be placed “second tier” on the roofs of already existing buildings. Although this concept was developed for travelers accustomed to comfortable conditions, but going to wild places where there are no traditional hotels as such, and houses that can accommodate guests are the minimum number.