The project of a small apartment house
The project of a small apartment house из картона кажется невероятным. Тем не менее, можно было наблюдать, как самые именитые архитекторы и дизайнеры используют этот материал для строительства массивных сооружений, жилья для оказания помощи при бедствиях и даже мостов.
Dutch design studio Fiction Factory has introduced a microdome built of laminated cardboard, which is said to be able to last up to 100 years.
The main space can serve as a workplace ...
... and a dining area
Idyll of country life
The so-called Wikkelhouse (literally "house of the wrapper") is made of durable corrugated cardboard, the assembly of which used environmentally friendly glue.
Main material for construction
Multilayered cardboard provides its strength
Multilayered cardboard layers are wrapped 24 times around one of the modular housing segments using a large rotating mechanism. This method leads to a strong and isolated assembly.
Then this 1.2 m thick module weighing 500 kg can be combined with other modules to form a larger structure, eliminating the need for a monolithic base. Modular design provides scalability, flexibility in storage and transportation, ease of assembly and adaptation to individual project features.
Each module has compact dimensions
After transporting the modules to the site, the assembly takes only one or two days. The cardboard is covered with waterproof and breathable Miotex film and lined with pine planks. According to the company, Wikkelhouse can stand for decades (the protective film is to be replaced every 30 years). However, the modules can be moved to any place for their reuse, and they are recyclable.
Pine gives the house an elegant and classic look
Windows can be located anywhere. The kitchen, bathroom and shower are built in the form of "smart home segments." Inside the house, the walls are lined with plywood, which gives the interior a minimalist but natural warm look.
A small round window fits perfectly into the overall design
The elegance of minimalism
Like the good old days
Modern hut in the forest
Each module costs about $ 4,500, and the full version of the base Wikkelhouse is expected to cost about $ 80,000. Currently, the company is working on an off-line version. Her representative said:
"Cardboard is an incredibly underrated material. No other building material has such ease, strength and isolation. Most people think that the cardboard is suitable only for boxes. Nobody believes in the possibility of creating a house made of cardboard. However, it is possible to build excellent housing from it. We just are not used to this. "
Wikkelhouse is not just an intriguing modern micro-house design, but also a new and fascinating way to turn simple cardboard into a durable and insulating material. Would you live in such a house?