‘JF-kit house’ by elii, brussels, belgiumimage © miguel de guzmanall images courtesy of elii

 

 

in a scheme that cleverly tackles increasingly relevant topics in contemporary residences, the ‘JF-kit house’ (jane fonda kit house) by spanish practice elii marries energy production with personal health. every programmatic element of the traditional home is given a conceptual work-out fitted with basic mechanisms that invite the user to perform various physical activities in order to create the energy needed for the specific function. displayed at the CIVA exhibition in brussels, the project’s conceptual basis is approached and achieved through the focus on four particular aspects. on the urban scale, the light-weight timber frame supports an economical and dynamic house that is easily transplanted and fitted into any site adapting a sort of self-sufficient parasitic character. on the tectonic scale, the program explores the redevelopment of traditional functions to a more a physically-dependent energetic nature. on the economic scale, localized energy production eliminates the need for grid resources while simultaneously promoting healthier lifestyles and habits on the socio-cultural front. energy is made visible and tangible as instantaneous production yields immediate palpable functional results. at night the kinetic relationship is revealed through low-energy LED lights.

 

 

video © imagensubliminal

 

 

video © elii

 

 

elii exercises an energetic householdeach activity powers a different part of aspect of the houseimage © miguel de guzman

 

 

elii exercises an energetic household|modular construction system makes it ideal to adapt into any urban spaceimage © miguel de guzman

 

 

elii exercises an energetic householdimage © miguel de guzman

 

 

elii exercises an energetic householdimage © miguel de guzman

 

 

elii exercises an energetic householdin contextimage © miguel de guzman

 

 

elii exercises an energetic householdimage © miguel de guzman

 

 

elii exercises an energetic householdimage © miguel de guzman

 

 

elii exercises an energetic householdimage © miguel de guzman

 

 

 

elii exercises an energetic household

 

 

project info:

 

 

architects: elii – uriel fogué + eva gil + carlos palaciostext: fernando domínguez rubiovideo and post-production: marta gilphotographs: miguel de guzmánlandscape and engineering consulting: angela melado + álvaro vallejf·kit inhabitant: frédéric coosemansproduction: marie vanhamme, christophe pourtois, marcelle rabinowicz, marcelline bosquillon, clara louppecommunication and press: véronique moermangraphic design: elii, juliette de patoultranslation: marie vanhamme, civa, marie-françoise dispa, wouter meeusadministration: andrea flores + sonia camaramounting of the exhibition: renaud de staercke + mohamed houlliche + christophe meauxlogistics: jalila bensaid + aicha benzaktit + mostafa chafi + abdoulaye gaye + mabiala-mpiniabo alias m’bulayi mpiambu + merad vaissimembers of the administrative council and general assembly civa: marie vanhamme, présidente, liliane baudin, thierry belenger, sefik birkiye, david cardon, maurice culot, philippe decelle, laurent delvaux, laure duvigneaud, marc frère, pierre hebbelinck, jean-pierre hoa, jean-pierre jacquet, georges-eric lantair, philippe le hodey, bartomeu mari, caroline mierop, paulette preud’homme, serge roose, philippe samyn, marie-claude solvay, eric vaes, thierry wauters