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#48 Zero Energy in Geel, Belgium by Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

Article source: UAU Collectiv

The growing demand for and interest in new forms of living together inspired a Belgian entrepreneurial duo to develop the product Skilpod. A Skilpod is a mobile and modular housing construction that attaches great importance to its energetic properties but that is also always searching for progressive and diverse designs. By means of modular architecture Skilpod searches for a combination of flexibility and energy efficiency. The module is completely built and finished in the Skilpod-studio and subsequently transported and placed on the site. As a result the Skilpod is also moveable to a new location at a later time. The housing constructions are built out of a timber frame structure of CLT, Cross Laminated Timber, and fully isolated with a layer of rock wool insulation. In a Skilpod all techniques can be integrated that are used in a traditional house or office. Application of solar panels, heat pumps, ventilation systems, home automation systems etc. is possible, tailored to the user requirements.

Image Courtesy © Skilpod + UAU Collectiv

  • Architects: Skilpod + UAU Collectiv
  • Project: #48 Zero Energy
  • Location: Geel, Belgium
  • Software used: Vectorworks, Google SketchUp

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Energy plus house in Geel, Belgium by Skilpod

Sunday, October 11th, 2015

Article source: skilpod

About the Skilpod modules:

After building a lot of prototype buildings (Steel framing, wood skellet, eps building, steel-wood combo, …) they came into contact with CLT : Cross Laminated Timber.

Image Courtesy © Geert Vanhertum

Image Courtesy © Geert Vanhertum

  • Architects: Skilpod
  • Project: Energy plus house
  • Location: Geel, Belgium
  • Photography: Geert Vanhertum
  • Year: 2015 – 2016
  • Collaborators:
    • Concept and production: Skilpod – skilpod.com – Geel
    • Exterior Design UAU Collectiv (Massimo Pignatelli) – uaucollectiv.com – Hasselt
    • Design of modular Bathroom/Kitchen module: Jan Vanhove – vanhovejan.be – HOWEST Kortrijk
    • Interior Design: Leo Aerts – alinea.be – Geel (more…)
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