There are two major trends in housing that are becoming more popular every year: Living off the grid and tiny houses. So what happens when you combine the best of both of those trends? You get the Ecocapsule.
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The Ecocapsule is tiny, egg-shaped, completely self-contained human habitat that will let you live anywhere in the world.
According to the designers, “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. The 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.”
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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 address the issues we currently experience, and the issues we predict to experience in the future. The Ecocapsule is just one of many innovations that Nice Architects are designing to improve the world. “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.”
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The Nice Architects will be offering their first public demonstration at the Pioneers Festival in Vienna – Europe’s Major Conference for Tomorrow’s Ideas.