EFdeN is a hybrid greenhouse home conceived and built by a group of Romanian students for this year’s Solar Decathlon Europe. Part modular residential building, part greenhouse, EFdeN aims to create connect city inhabitants with nature to support Bucharest’s polycentric development.
The EFdeN house consists of a cubic volume punctuated by a glass structure that brings an abundance of natural light into the living space. This greenhouse-like structure allows the modular house to sustain an abundance of plants that can thrive even in the most remote corners of the building. The home can be developed vertically or horizontally and can adapt to different sites.
The home’s flexible partitioning adapts to the user’s needs while integrating residential architecture with green spaces. The project was destined for the central ring of Bucharest, so that the user can enjoy proximity to destinations of interest without being deprived of the peace and relaxation found in nature.
Images by Liz Eve for Inhabitat