Micro-home fashion is gaining popularity around the world
January 31 2018
How many square meters does a 21st century man need to be happy? Finding an answer to this question has become a source of inspiration for modern designers and architects.
Project of a micro-house Hut of the Japanese brand Muji. The stylish box, framed in ebony, consists of a room (9.1 square meters) and a terrace (3.1 square meters). The creators of Hut are positioning it as a weekend home.
Although the prerequisites have been outlined for a long time. One of the pioneers of the compact housing movement is Le Corbusier. In 1952, the architect designed a country house for himself and his wife – the legendary Kabanon hut with an area of 15 square meters. meters.
The DublDom project of the Russian bureau BIO-architects. The modular structure is resistant to any weather conditions, equipped with all communications and a ready-made interior. The smallest residential module – 16 sq. m.
The genius of functionalism managed to place a bed, a wardrobe, a desk, a sink and a toilet behind a curtain here – everything that, according to him, was required for a completely comfortable life.
Project “DublDom” of the Russian bureau BIO-architects. The modular structure is resistant to any weather conditions, equipped with all communications and a ready-made interior. The smallest residential module – 16 sq. m.
No less eminent architect Renzo Piano went further and in 2013 presented the Diogenes project – a completely autonomous house with an area of 6 (!) Sq. m. In addition to the living room, there is a kitchen and a shower.
The interior of the Hut house from Muji was designed by Konstantin Grchik and Jasper Morrison.
At the same time, “Diogenes” is not just a house – it is an ultra-technological structure with solar panels, rainwater storage, dry closets, natural ventilation and triple glazing.
Vipp Shelter consists of several zones: living room, kitchen, bedroom and is fully equipped – it has everything from lamps to bed linen.
The building is easy to transport from place to place, use it as a small country house, private office or guest house.
Vipp Shelter consists of several zones: living room, kitchen, bedroom and is fully equipped – there is everything from lamps to bed linen. dwellings: accessibility, functionality, environmental friendliness, rational use of space and resources, mobility.
British construction company U + I presented a prototype of a micro-apartment. Its area is 19 sq. meters. All furniture for the project was developed by renowned designer John Lewis.
His idea was immediately picked up by his colleagues and construction companies. It became a real revolution, a kind of ready-to-wear in the field of housing construction. & Nbsp;
The project of the modular system “3-in-a-cube” of the Russian architectural bureau “Volume”. The system consists of six cubes 3 x 3 meters and four sectors 2 x 3 meters, three meters high. Each sector is a separate room. Modules can be used both separately and combined with each other.
Today everyone can purchase a ready-made, factory-assembled and already fully technically equipped house with the necessary level of comfort and a ready-made designer interior at an affordable price.
Modular house Vipp Shelter with an area of 55 sq. M. m is made of galvanized steel and glass.
No construction site – a house with all communications connected in a couple of days (and sometimes hours) is installed on any piece of land, and its compact size makes it economical to operate.
The famous villa “Cabanon”, built by Le Corbusier in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Cote d'Azur.
However, rationalism and functionality are nothing without an aesthetic component when it comes to the living environment. Minimalism, environmental friendliness and the new progressive philosophy of “lagom”, which replaced the “hygge”, calling to stop loading life with unnecessary things and focus on the necessary, reasonable and really important, fit perfectly into the concept and size of mini-houses.
All pieces of furniture in Cabanone made of plain plywood.
It must be admitted that the new generation has long realized that in order to be beautiful, a house does not have to be big at all. Today, being content with little and giving up unnecessary is not a forced measure, but a conscious choice. & Nbsp;
Mini-house” Diogenes “by architect Renzo Piano. The house is independently supplied with the necessary energy and water. Outside, the building is faced with aluminum panels.
Design projects such as Hut from the Japanese brand Muji, the Vipp Shelter modular house from the Danish company Vipp, or the DublDom and 3-in-cube modular systems of the Russian architectural bureaus BIO-architects and Volume “, – an excellent proof of this. & Nbsp;