The ultimate adventurer’s dream home – the Ecocapsule is a low-energy portable tiny home, research station or emergency housing unit with the ability to live off the grid. Forward-thinking designs such as this can pave the way for a new view on how to live and experience life as we were meant to. Imagine living amongst your dream outdoor settings and adopting the mindset that nature is your home more so than the place you lay your head at night.
This micro-shelter offers remarkable sustainability with enough space to house 2 people including a folding bed, a working/dining table, a shower and flushable toilet, storage space, a built-in kitchen and running water.
“Despite its small form each Ecocapsule is fitted with all essentials necessary for a comfortable prolonged stay without a need to recharge or re-supply.
Ecocapsule is powered by a built-in wind turbine complemented with an array of solar cells. Dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensures that you will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity.
Spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew and the built-in water filters allow you to utilize any water source.”
“The body of an Ecocapsule is covered with 2.6m2 of high-efficiency solar cells and a retractable pole holding a 750W wind turbine is further attached to the body. This creates an energy system that can support you almost an entire year in many off-grid locations.
Ecocapsule fits into a standard shipping container and no special preparations and precautions are necessary to transport Ecocapsule worldwide. It can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animal.”
The Ecocapsule was designed by Nice Architects -a young architectural studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia. The architect’s group philosophy is one of love and forward thinking problem solving to the issues we currently experience and the issues we predict to experience in the future.
“Our project range is wide – from interiors, family houses, public and residential buildings to urbanism and urban and landscape design. Our specialty is housing architecture in all its forms: affordable, experimental, energy efficient as well as social housing. While we strive to push the limits of architecture as far as possible, our projects are always driven by the “Love and Logic” motto – create out of love and never make something that does not make sense. We love to produce surprising ideas, optimistic visions, lifeful strategies and innovative projects in architecture and related fields. We are constantly bringing new and fresh perspectives into our work. We are rethinking the old ways of creation and are integrating into our work knowledge from new fields as industrial design, technology, art, psychology, science, sociology and life itself. We combine beauty, functionality and humanity into one complex entity.”
The Nice Architects will be offering their first public demonstration at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna – Europe’s Major Conference for Tomorrow’s Ideas.
Site Reference: http://www.ecocapsule.sk/