THE NEXT HOME
How will be an urban home in 100 years?
Project: Housing Competition
Architect: Martín Fuentes
A new technological context is changing human being behavior. Smart cities, smart transportation, drones, robots, virtual reality, synthetic food, etc. People will control cities climate. The world has faced moving societies, dissolved cultures and mixed traditions.
The less, the better. That is the idea for this architectural program giving inhabit solutions. More than a minimalism thought, the ideal for this architecture is to make a simple, easy and a better life.
THE NEXT HOME optimizes space occupying a 15 square meters lot (3 meters in width and 5 meters in length). The volume is a simple rectangular prism which exposes the materiality of its tectonic structure in order and proportion, defining the inside spaces. Structure is made of light metal and walls are plastic bricks made of recycled garbage from oceans.
Living with the necessary elements makes furniture design so important. White color and filtered light create pure and clear spaces, giving a bigger spatial perception.
Self-energy production is achieved thanks to a system of three wind turbines standing on the roof and seeking to roll 24 hours. In addition, 10.5 square meters of the roof are topped with solar panels which move all day catching sun rays.
Windows and door are conformed by 3 pieces of ecologic glass generating 2 air gaps which aim is to regulate the interior temperature avoiding air conditioning or heating. Both of them able to open when outside temperature is comfortable providing crossed ventilation.
Water system is designed to recycle most of itself for different activities. In 22nd century all cities will save rainfall and will use ocean water to be treated with specific technologies for its consume.
THE NEXT HOME seeks to human being happiness!
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