Why don’t so many people still dare to start travelling? Reasons for everyone may be different, but the main anchors remain to be domestic problems. Where to sleep comfortably, to take a shower, to cook a meal on a daily journey that doesn’t cost a lot of money? In the end, where to live if you want to lead a life, constantly exploring new cities and countries?
The Nice Architects team asked these questions to themselves. This young architectural studio consists of Tomas Zacek, Sona Pohlova and Igor Zacek and based in Bratislava, Slovakia. And the product of their thinking and creativity was a project about which we can say – the is the future!
Ecocapsule – dwelling with the spirit of freedom!
This miracle of architectural thought is announced under such slogan. But what is it actually? Let’s look together.
Ecocapsule is a low-energy house packed into a compact form. It merges an energy efficient shape, compact volume and off-grid capabilities with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and a hot meal.
Even though small in size, each Ecocapsule comfortably houses two adults. Its efficient spatial layout allows you to enjoy convenience of household facilities in off-grid conditions. Built-in kitchenette with running water, toilet and hot shower are luxuries of a hotel room that are now also available in wilderness.
Plenty of storage space also fits all your equipment.
Despite its small form each Ecocapsule is fitted with all essentials necessary for a comfortable prolonged stay without a need to recharge or re-supply.
Ecocapsule is powered by a built-in wind turbine complemented with an array of solar cells. Dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensures that you will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity.
Spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew and the built-in water filters allow you to utilize any water source.
Ecocapsule fits into a standard shipping container and no special preparations and precautions are necessary to transport Ecocapsule worldwide. It can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animal.
At the moment, experts have developed a prototype, and are currently busy with preparation of the mass production. Everybody can see a prototype at the Expo-2015. Nice Architects will start taking pre-orders in the last quarter of 2015, at this time price of the Ecocapsule will be announced. They expect to start delivering first produced units in the first half of the 2016. In the future it is planned to develop camper & custom versions.
The article was created with the help of information from the site http://www.ecocapsule.sk/