2023 | Professional

MUSE Design Awards Platinum Winner

Eco Modular Home

Entrant Company

UArchitects

Category

Architectural Design - Sustainable Living / Green 

Client's Name

private client

Country / Region

Netherlands

Our main vision is to offer a holistic approach to the earth’s eco-system and to improve the long-term quality of human life. We support the eco-system through having a better life that is in balance with nature and the earth.



Mankind first began to consume natural materials to cover himself. As the population has increased, people and communities are have increasing problems finding resources.



Now, we need to be more careful about the materials, water, food and even the air we use up, since there is only one earth. We should consider how we can become a part of nature rather than a consumer of it. Our aim is to protect and enhance the environment, and to design with environmental sensitivity in relation to our context and the planet.



’“Less is more’’ represents the notion of humans interacting with the environment, consuming less, achieving negative emissions of CO2, generating as little waste as possible and using reusable materials like wood, steel and glass. Receiving energy from nature: the sun and the wind. This, in order to make energy-neutral living possible. To be able to live off-grid.

‘’More in Less’’ is the relationship between humans and the use of off-grid technology, modular and green solutions outside, with less space inside but more functionality and flexibility. This allows us to do more in a small space.



The idea of the Modular house offers multiple possibilities: modular structure, foldable components with reusable materials, green roofs and green façades, off grid-technology, hidden elements that are flexible and adaptable for the user of the Modular house with different layout opportunities for the inside space.

Our approach was not just to design a building, but also to re-connect it with nature and for it to also be productive by creating a small green field site next to the modular house for gardening and growing fruits, nuts and vegetables for own consumption



The field for growing food in offers residents a sense of satisfaction, as well as it being an integral aspect of life off-grid.



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