Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, ES
Rev-H stems from today´s needs for accessing a decent and quality housing systems of a large sector of the population. This essential housing systems are developed from the maximum resource efficiency as a top premise, divided into 6 patterns:
1 .- The use of recyclable and biodegradable materials: This assumes the choice of materials was done not only based on their degradation or recycling capacities, but also the materials process followed in their procurement and distribution , estimating a minimum energy expenditure in each process.
2 .- Economic Viability: The economy of a house does not have to fight against quality, one of the main aims of the project is to reach as many users as possible, dispensing with constructive processes that raise the final price.
3 .- Self-construction: as a model house the idea is simple, gather a group of friends between a week or 10 days, and together assemble all the parts properly selected and cataloged to facilitate the assembly of the structure, installations and finishes, not without the support and supervision of any member of the team formed by several architects and engineers, thus reducing time and costs of construction without compromising security.
4 .- Location Free : Each of the developed models are designed to be located anywhere , customer choice, while already having a plot or deciding to have a floating house instead, in any case the client would also have the support of a professional team to choose the option that best suits their needs.
5 .- Independence: We also focused on making an energy efficient house, providing solar panels, water purifiers and resource managers that keeps the house absolutely independent from the grid.
6 .- Closed loop: we call closed loop to the energy savings and the ability to sell surplus power to the conventional grid, that means the client will be saving as much money by not getting connected to the grid and selling the surplus to the electric company that the whole price of the initial investment will be covered long term, which results in a virtually free house.
Recently, the first prototype of the Rev-H have been completed in Berlin (Rev-Aqua), supervised and directed by engineer and CEO Stefan Huebbe. Today that home is available to visit and discuss future expansion plans and construction in different parts of the world.
Full Project Info: http://www.jg-rd.com/12138/141797/work/rev-h
Location: Berlin, DE
My Role: Design Architect