Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Prototype House | Naked House | Oslo | Norway | dRMM

50% of the world's energy use is embodied within the construction industry. dRMM's counter-contribution to this is the Naked House, a sustainable, affordable, C02 responsible, prefabricated timber house customised to suit individual users.

It can be erected anywhere in the world where there is road or sea access, and delivered six weeks from client design approval as a flat pack in a standard container. This envelope forms the structure's base, elevating the house to the container's 3m height. The container becomes support structure, store, garage or boathouse. Naked House can be dismantled, repacked into the container, and moved to a new site anytime.

Conceptually, the house works as a cut-out diagram, with all numbered elements - including door and window openings - digitally pre-cut from substantial cross-laminated timber panels made from fast growing soft woods. This three dimensional jigsaw is secured by superlong screws, and can be assembled by four people and a small crane in two days.

Tailored to connect to existing services and heated by solar waterheating and a wastewood-burner, Naked House is a flexible and sustainable design solution for anyone, anywhere in the world. Appropriate for stand-alone sites to urban infill, international emergency housing or flood zones, it also provides a quality alternative for areas requiring mass housing........more

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