June 11, 2015
Designed by Bratislava-based architectural studio, Nice Architects, ‘Ecocapsule’ is a low-energy house packed into a compact form. The configuration merges an energy efficient shape with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and hot meals. Even though it’s small in size, each unit comfortably houses two adults.“The biggest challenge was to integrate all the different technologies into the small body of the pod and still have some space left for people,” said Nice Architects when speaking with Bored Panda.
A built-in kitchenette offers running water, while the structure also contains a flushing toilet and hot shower, allowing occupants to live in a homelike atmosphere. In addition to a folding bed, the Ecocapsule also features plenty of storage space for sporting or research equipment.
The dwelling is powered by a built-in turbine, while a high-capacity battery ensures enough power is retained during periods of reduced solar or wind activity. Furthermore, the design’s spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew, with built-in water filters allowing the inhabitant to utilize any water source. The entire unit fits into a standard shipping container with no special preparations and precautions necessary to transport the product worldwide. In fact, the Ecocapsule can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animal to any scenic area of your choosing. Although the Ecocapsule currently can only be transported when attached to a trailer, the company plans to roll out a wheeled camper-van version for easier portability in late 2015.
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