Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sustainable Micro House; Contemporary Way Of Living

Photo of the sustainable micro house on top of the mountain
ttt transportable tourist tower - sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Architects across the globe are constantly searching and discovering new possibilities of how to make our lives easier or how to adjust architecture to our lives and the time we live in. Modern architecture in 21st century is getting more and more focused on cooperating with nature, which was an inspiration for this innovative project.


Triple t or ttt transportable tourist tower is an innovative and sustainable project which was presented for the very first time to the public in EXPO 2010 Shanghai China, at the utterly restricted and important area reserved for the best urban practices of the world (UBPA).

Designed by José Pequeno, it was imagined as a transportable sustainable micro house which could contribute new direction to the contemporary way of living. Built as a small house, it definitely goes into the category of world's smallest house.


"ttt transportable tourist tower, which integrates energetic modular technologies, is an architectonic response to the new challenges of the global market, in which mobility, industrialization and multi-functionality are associated with the opportunities in the construction sector. This tower has 3 stories with a total height of 9m and provides 30 m2 of useful area. It is an autonomous and self-sufficient space, geared towards both a new concept of nature tourism - beaches, forests, vineyards or the countryside – and urban flexibility.

Designed to be transportable and with a reduced construction impact, it is suitable in natural environments where there are no pre-existing infrastructures. This self-sufficient micro-home, using timber as main material and spreading it as a final product, is a new concept of sustainable construction – a habitable design piece which merges with nature.

The presented product reinterprets, reinvents and recreates new horizons in the application of sustainable solutions, fused with traditional inspirations. That is the spirit of its impact. Its cultural support based on the constructive approach to nature and its renewable resources."
          -José Pequeno

Photo of sustainable micro house on the EXPO in Shanghai
ttt transportable tourist tower - sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Interior of the sustainable micro house with two people walking around
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of tourists experiencing the sustainable micro house
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of the wooden staircase inside of the sustainable micro house
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of the narrow wooden staircase to the small bedroom level
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of small room with computer
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of small kitchen on the first level
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of tourists entering the sustainable micro house
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of narrow wooden interiors
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of the small living room in the sustainable micro house
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of the computer room ans the staircase
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of the sustainable micro house at night
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno

Photo of 8 micro houses in the nature
ttt transportable tourist tower interior- sustainable micro house
© courtesy of José Pequeno


Conception:

Architectural design and project coordination: José Pequeno
Research project: José Pequeno, Paulo Cruz
Stability project: Jorge Branco
Hydraulic installations: Ismael Batista, Liliana Marques - BO Associados, Lda.
Electrical installations: Francisco Peixoto – Flocad, Lda.
Photovoltaic systems: Francisco Faria – KW Energia
Heating, ventilation and air conditioning HVAC: Pedro Gordinho - GM Engenharia, Lda., BO Associados, Lda.
3D Simulation: Andreas Rocha

Construction:

General construction: dst, domingos da silva teixeira, s.a.
Works management: Óscar Sousa, José Pequeno
Wooden structure and fittings: dstmadeiras
Metal structure: Bysteel
Electrical installations and HVAC: dte
Photovoltaic solar glass: Parceria dst / Solarplus / Vitropor
Window frames and glazing: Raflu, lda. / Navarra / Vidraria S. Miguel


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