Sumit Singhal loves modern architecture. He comes from a family of builders who have built more than 20 projects in the last ten years near Delhi in India. He has recently started writing about the architectural projects that catch his imagination.
zeroHouse™ by Specht Architects
February 16th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: Specht Architects
The zeroHouse is a small, prefabricated house that can be easily shipped and quickly erected. It features a full kitchen, bath, and all elements necessary to comfortably support four adults. What sets the zeroHouse apart from other prefabricated structures on the market, however, is its ability to operate independently, without the need for any external utility or waste disposal connections. The zeroHouse can be used in many applications, including residential uses in remote or ecologically sensitive locations, as ecotourism resort units, or as living or office modules for remote employment such as mining, construction, or relief agency uses.
Technical requirements were a major determinant in the initial design and final appearance of the zeroHouse. Unlike many off-the-grid houses, the zeroHouse integrates all systems to work in concert to improve efficiency, thus the size, arrangement, elevation and orientation of many of the components was critical to the proper function of the house. Additional constraints were introduced by transportation and erection limits. The final configuration of the zeroHouse achieves full operational independence of all major systems: power supply, water collection, and waste recycling.
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