DD16 - prototype of modular compact house

Architect
BIO-architects
Location
Moscow, Russia | View Map
Project Year
2016
Category
Private Houses
Product Spec Sheet

ElementBrandProduct Name
Plumbing and mixersGROHE
Furniture and interior elementsDUBLDOM
Autonomous power supply system (solar panels)EcoVolt
Internal coating of floors, walls and ceiling-oilOSMO
LVL beamsULTRALAM

Product Spec Sheet
Plumbing and mixers
by GROHE
Furniture and interior elements
by DUBLDOM
Autonomous power supply system (solar panels)
by EcoVolt
Internal coating of floors, walls and ceiling-oil
by OSMO
LVL beams

DD16 - prototype of modular compact house

BIO-architects as Architects

DD16 is a prototype of modular compact house that was made for installation in remote places and extreme conditions. The house consists of 2 modules that are made at the factory.

photo_credit Ivan Ovchinnikov
Ivan Ovchinnikov

The prototype was designed and made as a tourist equipment where the weight of every detail is taken into account so it can be used in very harsh conditions. All the constructive elements were subject to change as well as the interior finishing compared to the regular houses. The frame is made of laminated wood with a milled ports. The ports helped to decrease the weight and cold bridges and gaps. Polyurethane foam is used as an insulation, the rigidity of which helped to decrease the weight of inner finishing materials. The exterior finishing is made of composite aluminium sheets which allowed to make seamless surface from the top to bottom. This is a lightweight material that is resistant to the environment.

photo_credit Ivan Ovchinnikov
Ivan Ovchinnikov

The same material gets used as a kitchen facade. The internal space shows all the potential of compact buildings while saving all the comfortableness. There is a bathroom with the shower, double bed, dining table and some free space where the wood stove can be installed. Due to large glazing and the great amount of light, the space inside visually increases. The same principles are used in furnishing - rigidity, weight reduction and maximum use of space. Hidden niches are used for storage. Some furniture can be transformed or folded.

photo_credit Vlad Mitrichev
Vlad Mitrichev

The plan is to test the house in different condition. In November 2016 the house was installed at the lake using pontoons. Modular pontoons are made together with the frame that can be dissembled so it can be transported inside the house and set on water. Beam releases allow to attach the house to the crane or helicopter so all the rigging work can be done easily by one person in any weather conditions. The autonomous systems are used in house - solar power for electricity, water from the lake and bio toilet. The construction can be easily adapted for other conditions. The house now is being tested in a rent out format under the DublDomClub aegis.

photo_credit Vlad Mitrichev
Vlad Mitrichev

This allows to have some feedback from different people and test the house as it it intensely used by the great number of customers. it is an uncommon experience for our visitors to swim on a boat and spend a day in a compact floating house. The house is located close to Moscow but due to glazed facade that is facing the wood it feels like you are on a wild river somewhere in the forest thicket. The wind turns the house to the different sides and the picture outside changes all the time.

photo_credit Vlad Mitrichev
Vlad Mitrichev
photo_credit Vlad Mitrichev
Vlad Mitrichev
photo_credit Vlad Mitrichev
Vlad Mitrichev
Caption

Material Used :
1. Frame made from perforated LVL - Talion-Trading
2. Insulation - polyurethane foam
3. Interior finish - plywood
4. Internal coating of floors, walls and ceiling-oil OSMO
5. Furniture and interior elements - DublDom
6. Exterior finish-composite panels
7. Plumbing and mixers - Grohe
8. Autonomous power supply system (solar panels) - EcoVolt

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