Circular Tiny House
The basic idea of the design was to create a qualitative space on the smallest area through the expressive form. In the northern part of the first floor is the cooking area as well as the sanitary facilities. In the front southern part of the building is created the living area. This can be used flexibly through a furniture configuration of table and stools, with the window reveal serving as an additional seating area. The sloping walls make the space look more open towards the top. The staircase, which serves as a storage and technical room, leads to the upper floor. A large gallery connects the two floors and contributes to a generous spatial effect. The great height of the room creates a unique sense of space that compensates for the small footprint of the building. On the upper floor, a net can be attached that can serve vertically as a fall protection and horizontally as an additional sleeping option. In the roof there is a band of windows that illuminates the rooms with soft, natural light from above. It serves for ventilation, allowing the warm air to flow outside. Furthermore, there is a large photovoltaic system on the roof level. This is to provide the house with self-sufficient electricity throughout the year.
During the implementation of the building on the Design Campus of the Coburg University of Applied Sciences under the direction of Prof. Dr. Rainer Hirth, particular attention was paid to sustainability. Materials such as damaged beetle wood as supporting structure and straw as insulating material from regional sources were used, which are renewable raw materials and Co2 neutral. The straw as insulating material has a material thickness of 35 cm and with a U-value of 0.12 W/m²K is below the requirements of a passive house. The building can be dismantled without leaving any residues. The materials are returned to the market to create a resilient circular model.
Group project with Christopher Nguyen