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.
FRAME – LeapHome’s first model in Lissone, Italy by LEAPfactory
July 5th, 2017 by Sumit Singhal
Article source: LEAPfactory
LeapHome: a new way of living inspired by nature
LeapHome is born from the experience of LEAPfactory, gained through building in high altitude, in extreme and difficult environments. LeapHome is an unprecedented architectural solution that will revolutionize the construction industry: a house that is entirely realized through an industrial process, that is simple and innovative and adapts to your specific needs and desires, which is rethinking the dwelling paradigms.
AN INDUSTRIAL PROCESS
Like Meccano blocks, precise and combinable at will: this is the challenge launched by LeapHome. That is, applying industrial production methods to all the elements that compose a house. The various components, like for a car, are assembled on site totally dryly and do not need any further processing or adjustments. LeapHome’s great added value concerns its nature as an integrated product, which goes beyond the traditional distinction between bearing structures, casing, installations, finishes and furniture. Each detail lives in an integrated manner with the totality, to maintain absolute quality and aesthetic consistency. The house is born totally equipped with technological installations, fixed furnishings and accessories, ready to be inhabited and is delivered “turnkey” to the client, with realisation times that are particularly quick, and is surprisingly easy to assemble.
MY HOME: THE CUSTOMISATION
LeapHome is tailored to the client, with finishes and interiors Made in Italy. The organisation of the space is proposed with optimal configurations that are intended for different uses and can be completely customised. The main finishes, both external and internal, as well as the technological equipment of the house can be chosen within a range that is specifically selected and optimised in the design phase. This simplified process also makes the home very flexible to changes, as well as completely reversible, which allows even substantial alterations to be made without any difficulties.
GOODBYE BUILDING SITE
The revolution introduced by LeapHome’s original constructive solution is reverberated in the disappearance of the building site as it is traditionally understood: a place of uncertainty, delays, of the unforeseen, with large impact on costs and on the ecological footprint. Operations in situ are drastically reduced, as they are limited to a “clean” assembly of small components – and therefore with very limited weights -, the execution of which may be entrusted to non-specialised workers. Limited tampering of soil and minimised environmental impacts; quality, performance and traceability of materials; high-efficiency installations; sure deadlines and limited costs: sustainability in deeds and not in words.
“Living immersed in nature represents one of the most important choices to embrace a new style of life’, say Stefano Testa and Luca Gentilcore, the founders of LEAPfactory srl. “We like to think that we can combine the comforts of a modern home with the profound freedom and the pioneering spirit of a life in perfect harmony with the environment that surrounds us”.