The New Stuff

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

The following two tabs change content below.
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.

You may also like

4,000 flowers adorns an abandoned house in Detroit
»

4,000 flowers adorns an abandoned house in Detroit

Kaffeeform-by-Julian-Lechner
»

Kaffeeform cups and saucers made from recycled coffee beans

Dede Gear Closet by Van Staeyen
»

Dede gear closet to hang up your bike in style

Ecocapsule by Nice Architects
»

Ecocapsule: Elliptical tiny home to reshape off-grid living

La Cornue presents Château G4
»

La Cornue presents Château G4, fourth generation of vaulted ovens

Chrysalide multipurpose lamp
»

Chrysalide multipurpose lamp provides different lighting possibilities

Backyard guesthouse by Martin Kallesø Architects
»

Backyard guesthouse optimizes use of space, light and view

Movie Lamp by Staygreen
»

Cardboard floor lamp inspired from golden age of silver screen

KFC Tray Typer
»

Greasy fingers won’t stop texting, all thanks to KFC Tray Typer

Texas' iconic Waggoner Ranch goes on sale for $725M
»

Texas’ iconic Waggoner Estate Ranch could be yours for whopping $725M

Share with your friends










Submit