The way many are thinking of housing has been changing for the past several years. Some construction designs are focusing on smaller floor plans and economical materials, and others are trying to budget and fit in what is most important to a sustainable lifestyle.
Arcgency has come up with a model for a prefabricated and modular home with a flexible design called WFH House.
The framework is made from shipping containers and uses 40 foot high standard sections as the support systems.
The building can actually be configured in several ways in order to serve different functions. It can also be changed to fit various weather conditions, and can include preventive construction to consider natural disasters.
Many prefab homes can be far from sustainable. This model meets requirements of the Active House standard, an international environmental building certification.
Highly energy efficient, the home operates at a 50% reduction of the conventional requirements for newer constructions. Equipped with solar power there is also a green roof system capable of rainwater harvesting, which can be used for home water use.
Its design and layout makes the interior a comfortable temperature, and the materials aid in reducing the home’s energy consumption.
The structure is made with recyclable materials that naturally weather, and different façades can be chosen for the exterior.
The inside is meant to be adaptable and includes a social area and plenty of flex space. The double heighted ceiling opens up the area and helps create a feel of expanse.
This residence has minimalist, but still spirited features, and a colorful presentation that incorporates sunlight in each room.
It can also be disassembled in order to be moved or recycled. This particular home is located in Denmark, but models could be shipped and assembled nearly anywhere.
The designer, Mads Møller, has a unique way of looking at the home:
“…Resource conscious architecture that can be exported to any place in the world. It is more than architecture; It is a sustainable product.”
All images are © Mads Møller of Arcgency.
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