DD16 by BIO-architects

Designed by BIO-architects in 2016, DD16 is a prototype of a modular compact house measuring 16m² (172ft²). The house is installed on the lake using pontoons. DD16 turns as the wind blows, and the picture outside changes all the time.

The prototype was designed and made as a tourist equipment where the weight of every detail is taken into account so it can be used in very harsh conditions. All the constructive elements were subject to change as well as the interior finishing compared to the regular houses. The frame is made of laminated wood with a milled ports. The ports helped to decrease the weight and cold bridges and gaps. Polyurethane foam is used as an insulation, the rigidity of which helped to decrease the weight of inner finishing materials. The exterior finishing is made of composite aluminium sheets which allowed to make seamless surface from the top to bottom. This is a lightweight material that is resistant to the environment. The same material gets used as a kitchen facade. The internal space shows all the potential of compact buildings while saving all the comfortableness. There is a bathroom with the shower, double bed, dining table and some free space where the wood stove can be installed. Due to large glazing and the great amount of light, the space inside visually increases. The same principles are used in furnishing – rigidity, weight reduction and maximum use of space. Hidden niches are used for storage. Some furniture can be transformed or folded.

— BIO-architects



Photographs by Vlad Mitrichev, Ivan Ovchinnikov
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