FIXd architecture: mo ventus, wind house of the future
FIXd architecture: mo ventus, wind house of the future FIXd architecture: mo ventus, wind house of the future
apr 01, 2013

FIXd architecture: mo ventus, wind house of the future

‘mo ventus’ by FIXd architecture, various locationsall image courtesy of FIXd architecture




deriving from the latin word ‘motus’ meaning movement and ‘ventus’ referring to the wind, the ‘mo ventus’ house designed by tod theodore fixof FIXd architecture employs these two ideas to create the self-sustainable house of the future that offers a zero carbon footprint within a luxurytransformable home that can be built anywhere in the world.



video © FIXd architecture



view from the groundimage © FIXd



cantilevering volumes from the wind-engineered wallimage © FIXd







project info:



cost: 3,500,000 to 10,000,000 USDarea: 5,000 to 12,000 ft2architect of record: zone 4 architectselectrical, fire protection, MEP and structure: arupcivil engineering: nitsch engineeringcode consultant: philip r. shermancost estimator: faithful + gouldgeothermal engineer: haley and aldrichfacade engineering and thermal performance: simpson gumpertz and hegerlandscape architect: carol r. johnson associatesmaterials handling: SEA consultantsspecifications consultant: kalin associatessustainable design: atelier ten

  • Very complicated yet poetic.

    Ben Shah says:
  • Visually this thing is all over the place. I don’t believe for a second that the future will look so dysfunctional.

    Dave says:
  • Quick – place it in New Jersey so the next large storm will wash it away. Yeech.


    jimCan says:
  • Beautiful video!
    But the idea of designing a LUXURY off the grid house 5000-12000 square feet for 3.5-10 million dollars seems ambiguous. If the house is truly zero emission it wouldn’t take up that much space no matter the cost. The size is unforgivable.

    faftaichi says:
  • Totaly agree with Dave, faftaichi. BTW, as an architect, I am telling you this project is NOT environmentally friendly but the opposite, constructing it will environmentally cost nearly a “Half Earth”…

    Paul says:
  • Good April Fools

    lol says:
  • Okay, energy speaking this is just speculation. Uninformed speculation at best. Animation is dreadful. Photomontages are a joke! not one is properly integrated. If you expect people to read your work or discuss(let alone believe) it, you could at least have the decency to execute it properly. Formal aspects show there may be a slight glimmer of hope, but if its executed in such a manner, then there is nothing. Thank you for wasting our time.

    OII says:
  • I think it is commendable for the mere fact that it is bringing new green technologies to a demographic and class of home that rarely sees or wants any innovation in this respect. If you read about the project from the website it clearly is under no delusion as to what it is, it does not intend to be the most sustainable house, in fact this is contradictory to some of its other objectives but it does “appreciate” the efforts of the green community and thinkers and tries to do what it can, and focuses not on embodied sustainability but on zero net site energy.

    Deb Fischer says:
  • Seems like a fairly assured thing to pull off. It’s using green technology in novel ways but that technology is fairly well proven. It’s not inventing the wheel per se just applying it in new ways that is more integrated with the architecture than we’ve seen in some other green projects. I think the above commenter (Deb) is right that this is a whole sector that is poorly neglected. Well done!

    Julie Benz says:
  • not practical, but just for a niche market; implying only the rich will have the resources. If this can be adapted to something more reasonable for average people, then it deserves some applause.

    derek says:
  • least the girl in the vid is on the bang thing about this page.

    james says:
  • The List of suitable international sites includes Capri, SPAIN. Interesting…

    Pete_314 says:

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