designers at pin-up properties repurposed a discarded transport container and have compatibility it out with probably the most to be had construction fabrics and newest generation to design a singular construct your personal self-sufficient housing unit. it was once designed as a reaction to the tricky demanding situations that the planet is dealing with and instead housing that may have a much less detrimental have an effect on at the atmosphere.
photographs courtesy of pin-up properties
the transport container ‘gaia’ is an experimental off-the-grid housing undertaking through pin-up properties. one in all its primary options is that it harnesses sun and wind power and due to this fact doesn’t depend on exterior assets of power or water. it’s supplied with sun panels, in addition to a wind turbine, making sure that batteries may also be charged always of the day and all seasons. battery ranges are monitored thru a far off, cellular app, so one can at all times test their battery intake and charging whilst away.
the home is made up of a marine HC 6 m container. wood studs and spruce plywood create all of the inside the place the internal partitions are sprayed with thermal insulation, making sure a comfortable house. for an added coverage to this experimental area, the container roof is roofed with a galvanized corrugated steel sheet, which cleverly extends out past the construction to extend the rainwater catchment space this is in the end accumulated in a 1,000-IBC tank.
‘gaia’ could also be supplied to retain rainwater, which is filtered and disbursed to the toilet and kitchen. it comes with a fridge, water heater, and different 12 v and 24 v home equipment in line with the individual’s wishes. a better voltage of 110 v to 230 v may also be generated the use of an inverter. pin-up properties at all times characteristic sensible space for storing, a convertible sofa-bed, compact stools, and tables. for additonal privateness and safety, the out of doors terrace can simply be folded to near the container the use of the winch.
title: ‘gaia’ off-grid HC container
designers: pin-up houses
constructed up space: 20,eight square (229 sqft)
overall ground space: 12,four square (132 sqft)
yasmina karam I designboom
apr 25, 2021