low-energy ecocapsule encourages off-grid living
 
low-energy ecocapsule encourages off-grid living
jun 02, 2015

low-energy ecocapsule encourages off-grid living

designed by nice architects, the ‘ecocapsule’ is a low-energy house packed into a compact form. the configuration merges this energy efficient shape with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and hot meals, and even though it is small in size, each unit comfortably houses two adults. a built-in kitchenette offers running water, while the structure also contains a flushing toilet and hot shower, allowing occupants to live in a homelike atmosphere. in addition to a folding bed, the ecocapsule also features plenty of storage space for sporting or research equipment.

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each ecocapsule is powered by a built-in turbine complemented with an array of photovoltaic cells, while a high-capacity battery ensures enough power is retained during periods of reduced solar or wind activity. furthermore, the design’s spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew, with built-in water filters allowing the inhabitant to utilize any water source.

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the configuration merges an energy efficient shape with the luxuries of home

 

 

the entire unit fits into a standard shipping container and no special preparations and precautions are necessary to transport the product worldwide. in fact, the ecocapsule can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animal. the price of the ecocapsule will be announced later this year, with the first products set to be delivered in the first half of 2016.

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and even though it is small in size, each unit comfortably houses two adults

nice architects ecocapsule low energy off grid house designboom
interiors are available with contrasting finishes

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the units can be positioned in a variety of locations

nice architects ecocapsule low energy off grid house designboom
the holistic design encourages off-grid living

nice architects ecocapsule low energy off grid house designboom
the dwelling is powered by a built-in turbine complemented with an array of photovoltaic cells

 

 

 

project info:

 

location: worldwide
authors: tomáš žáček, soňa pohlová, igor žáček
team: matej pospíšil, alexandra bundalová
visualizations: nice visions

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  • Apx. price range yet ? Live in Florida, will A/C be available ?

    Joey D
  • Made in Slovakia!!!! 🙂

    Mimimik
  • wind turbines in a city ? seriously ? and they’re architects.

    James Nolan
  • If Airstream had you guys on their design team – they would still be top-of-the-heap. And it is surely more attractive than the Tear-Drop shapes sold in the U.S. ‘Well done.’

    ..only thing, it looks as if it needs outriggers to keep it upright in any quartering wind.

    Jim

    jimcan
  • this looks like an ideal solution for caravan traveling as well.

    .Jeff df
  • So good – hopefully the price isn’t unattainable!

    Sam
  • Nice job, and we did something very similar 35 years ago without the latest technology!
    http://www.treehugger.com/modular-design/the-autonomous-house-by-michael-jantzen-is-a-thirty-year-old-green-wonder.html

    michael jantzen

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