the HT refuge by felipe campolina is a micro-habitat created as a cozy and affordable solution for those who enjoy a weekend escape from the city. proposed as fast construction system, the 40 sq.m module uses prefabricated blocks combined with small sections of steel that shape the main structure in the form of a large truss. its side facade is rotated 45 degrees from the floor, in a triangular shape, which ensures good stability and defines the building’s intricate frame.

40 sqm micro-habitat by felipe campolina is a prefab refuge in the shape of a triangle
bird-eye-view showing volume details

 

 

campolina has designed the HT refuge mainly as a getaway solution, but it can also be used in other situations, such as large commercial/housing complexes in urban scenarios. the module can be expanded on both sides to have different configurations sizes, while its basic version occupies a projection of 27 sq.m on the ground (3.20 x 8.45 m), and is divided in two floors connected by a ladder. the brazilian architect has used autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) – a lightweight, precast foam version of the material – for the lateral closures, providing low-cost solution without compromising the solid, welcoming character of the interior and exterior environment. combining industrial processes and traditional masonry work, the micro-habitat can adapt to any region or cultural situation, since prefabricated concrete blocks and steel pipes can be produced under both conditions.

40 sqm micro-habitat by felipe campolina is a prefab refuge in the shape of a triangle
the main facade promotes a good integration between exterior and interior

40 sqm micro-habitat by felipe campolina is a prefab refuge in the shape of a triangle
front view: a narrow volume with a side measuring only 3,20 m

40 sqm micro-habitat by felipe campolina is a prefab refuge in the shape of a triangle
lateral view: main structure rotated 45 degrees from the floor


compact interior with all facilities

40 sqm micro-habitat by felipe campolina is a prefab refuge in the shape of a triangle
interior: large openings promote the integration with the exterior

40 sqm micro-habitat by felipe campolina is a prefab refuge in the shape of a triangle
bathroom volume and the back door


main section


design details

 

 

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edited by: sofia lekka angelopoulou | designboom

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