elii exercises an energetic household elii exercises an energetic household
jun 23, 2013

elii exercises an energetic household

‘JF-kit house’ by elii, brussels, belgium
image © miguel de guzman
all 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 © elii



each activity powers a different part of aspect of the house
image © miguel de guzman



modular construction system makes it ideal to adapt into any urban space
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image © miguel de guzman



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in context
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project info:



architects: elii – uriel fogué + eva gil + carlos palacios
text: fernando domínguez rubio
video and post-production: marta gil
photographs: miguel de guzmán
landscape and engineering consulting: angela melado + álvaro valle
jf·kit inhabitant: frédéric coosemans
production: marie vanhamme, christophe pourtois, marcelle rabinowicz, marcelline bosquillon, clara louppe
communication and press: véronique moerman
graphic design: elii, juliette de patoul
translation: marie vanhamme, civa, marie-françoise dispa, wouter meeus
administration: andrea flores + sonia camara
mounting of the exhibition: renaud de staercke + mohamed houlliche + christophe meaux
logistics: jalila bensaid + aicha benzaktit + mostafa chafi + abdoulaye gaye + mabiala-mpiniabo alias m’bulayi mpiambu + merad vaissi
members 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

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