DD16 is a prototype of a modular compact house that was made for installation in remote places and extreme conditions. The house consists of 2 modules that are made in a factory.
Designed by BIO Architects, the prototype was designed and made where the weight of every detail is taken into account so it can be enjoyed 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 milled ports for durability.
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 aluminum sheets which allowed to make a 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 allowing for creature comforts. 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. Clever, smart and yes I would be totally happy on the Hawkesbury River in this little number!