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AIR one-room dwelling

AIR – A one-room dwelling with energy efficient credentials


AIR one-room dwelling

One-room apartments might be the ‘spatially efficient’ results of our already cramped urban spaces. However, a student team from Czech Technical University has showcased the functional side of a one-room construction that directly relates to (and rather improves upon) the user’s living quality. Christened as the AIR, the one-room dwelling is designed to have advantages like ease-of-construction and sustainability. But the definitive attribute of the conception is certainly its large semi-enclosed activity area (basically, a sun deck) that would act as the focal point of circulation. The AIR is an entry to the 2013 version of the Solar Decathlon.

According to the team, as told to Architect Magazine –

Our goal is to place a maximum of functional units outside the air-conditioned area and thus minimize the amount of energy needed to maintain interior comfort. The sun deck with an edible natural garden functions as a mediator between the house and the surrounding nature. The direct link between the interior and exterior areas, its simple shape and wheelchair accessibility, allow for social activities and incorporation of the household inhabitants into the local social life.

Now, beyond the resident-oriented aspects, the AIR also features some recyclable attributes. For example, the layers of material used during construction are kept separate, so as to make it easier to disassemble them once the house has reached its life cycle. Moreover, as per AIR’s sustainability credentials, some unique materials are used, like Cross Laminated Timber panels that are completely zero-carbon in nature.

Image courtesy of the Czech Technical University.

Via: EarthTechling

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A proud native of the beautiful steel township of Durgapur, West Bengal, Dattatreya’s fascination lies within a range of diverse matters. With a bachelor’s degree in architecture, he is quite fond of his hardcore strategy gamer as well as amateur historian tag. Of course, with over two years of blogging experience under his belt, he also likes to write about the latest updates on home based technology and gizmo oriented products.

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