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BOXHOME: Small Living Inside A Stylish Norwegian Box

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On September 6, 2010 @ 10:50 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | No Comments

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This four bedroom house with its stylish aluminum exterior [2] and rough hewn wooden interior seems classically Scandanavian in its simplistic design [3]. Measuring approximately 5.5 meters long, 5.7 meters high and 2.3 meters wide, this micro home features a kitchen/dining room and living room on the bottom floor and then a bathroom and bedroom upstairs. A ladder in the center of the box accesses the upper floor and windows form a crooked cross to let natural daylight in.

BOXHOME was designed to minimize energy needs for lighting and especially heating, which is necessary in the colder climate of Norway. The timber-framed home is insulated with glass wool insulation  Rintala Eggertsson built the micro home [4] back in 2007 to show that smaller homes could have a considerable economical and environmental benefit to the home owner. The project focused on the quality of space, the use of materials and light and designing a simple home that could be used as a retreat from the surrounding city. The prototype home, which could easily become a prefab, was on display at the Galleri ROM in central Oslo.

+ Rintala Eggertsson Architecture [5]

Images ©Rintala Eggertsson

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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/2010/09/06/boxhome-small-living-inside-a-stylish-norwegian-box/boxhome-3/

[2] aluminum exterior: http://inhabitat.com/2009/12/28/cooper-union-inhabitat-tours-nycs-first-leed-platinum-academy/

[3] classically Scandanavian in its simplistic design: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/06/one-modular-prefab-homes-are-like-legos-for-adults/

[4] micro home: http://inhabitat.com/2010/08/10/extraordinary-japanese-micro-home-built-from-a-grid-of-boxes/

[5] + Rintala Eggertsson Architecture: http://www.rintalaeggertsson.com/0.html

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