H3AR: instant house H3AR: instant house
dec 23, 2009

H3AR: instant house

‘instant house’ by hugon kowalski of H3AR architecture and design all images courtesy of H3AR architecture and design

hugon kowalski of polish firm H3AR architecture and design recently created ‘instant house’ for an international student competition in milan. the theme was that of a temporary residential mini unit, linked to the presence of young people with high levels of territorial mobility connected to particular metropolitan events.

the concept includes concrete cylinders, made from styrofoam concrete (which increases the acoustics and insulation and is twelve times lighter than normal concrete). this concrete contains TI02, which will reduce air pollution. in 2014 it will be possible to produce concrete from rice husks which reduce carbon dioxide emissions during the making process.

inspiration board of ‘instant houses’

location of the instant houses

location of the instant houses

how the instant house is built

levels of the house

section view

the interior will be covered with felt increasing the acoustics and insulation

  • hmm, a ladder, after party…
    besides, it’s just UGLY !!!

    iMagot says:
  • interesting

    panos says:
  • can i still invite my handicap friends?

    jpa says:
  • good design for Guantanamo

    victorsaber says:
  • ONLY ONE PROBLEM: HOW TO INTRODUCE THE FURNITURE?

    bravo says:
  • you have to grow the furniture inside…. just add water

    JM says:
  • like living in a lighthouse. nothing more isolated and lonely. supposed to be inhabited by youngsters/students eager to share time with mates and be part of a community.
    nice scenario for some sci-fi “lost a like” serial.

    Japr says:
  • it’s so ugly and claustrophobic I would’n live in it. It looks like punishment facility

    muchacha says:
  • good question! i dont think is possible put furniture in by the windows.. by the way, better if it were beautiful, but even if is not, it works! and thats what we need now!

    cuka says:
  • IKEA!!!!!!

    t says:
  • IF you had no shelter, it would look pretty fancy to you!

    hb says:
  • This thing is assembled in parts – meaning – put furniture in by crane after attaching the level the furniture will be used in.

    Amazing idea for workers moving from jobsite to jobsite so as not to use gas getting there? I imagine highway construction/wilderness development sites?

    ModernCowboy says:
  • super cool! If you want it to work it will work. i agree with ModernCowboy on the rest.

    OWL says:
  • not suitable for kids, seniors, people with disabilities and pets.

    LUNOHOD says:
  • This is a great example of what bad design is. seriously, not even a married man could get laid in this thing!

    god says:
  • In the third world people will be to glad to get a home like this, in communities were the people don’t have furniture in the mud hut (house) or in the traditional homes Sleeping on the ground and cooking on the ground. People that live 1000 miles away and culture and economic state that is not material driven. Millions of people will benefit ,improving the quality of life for them

    ACT says:
  • where is emergency exit?

    soo says:
  • designed for “young people with high levels of territorial mobility connected to particular metropolitan events” it’s a bad proposal because:

    1.using concrete, moving units from event to event and having no waste treatment is not very ecological

    2. insuficient ventilation (big arrows in the drawing will not make the air move for real), you’ll need cross ventilation and bigger window areas or mechanical air input/output

    3. ventilation pipes from the bathroom/kitchen go where? forget to continue on the upper plan levels

    4. no storage

    5. How much would it cost to rent/maintain? I guess far more than camping in a tent …

    jo says:
  • probably a container would do that twice as good….

    O_o says:
  • Good inspiration for an Horror-Psyco-Future-Hollywood-Movie 🙂

    gian says:
  • excessive proposal= a lot of comments

    maurice says:
  • just boring.

    mars says:
  • simply useless. very comfortable ladder to climb with supermarket bags(?!). Come on.. there are so many projects to post, so much better than this..

    mandril says:

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