We want to introduce you to an interesting project from Henning Larsen Architects Realdania Byg. It is made in Denmark in 2013. The house area of 146 square meters may vary in size depending on the needs of the residents.
The idea emerged from the realities and needs of today's changing world. It is designed for a single family, given the instability of the social unit. Couples get together, have children, who grow up and move out. Some spouses get divorced and separated. In any case, the mobility and the ability to maintain the house is weak. The home, which can adapt to changes in the owners' personal lives, offers some original solutions if the need suddenly arises.
It is capable of changing in many ways. Adapts to changes in family composition, as well as to changes in aesthetic and taste preferences. In the process of transformation, the use of new materials and elements is minimized. In most cases extensive alterations and extensions can be avoided by the spatial and functional layout.
These are just some of the features of the transformer home:
- Many components of the building can be dismantled or expanded without damaging other parts;
- all replaced parts are easily reusable;
- All components are standard sizes and made of traditional materials.
The developers also think about the environmental sustainability of the project. Living in a transformer allows the family to save 26 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually. The building saves significantly on heating costs.
Photos courtesy of Henning Larsen Architects.