- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On August 22, 2005 @ 3:05 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 34 Comments
Inspired by the intimate scale of a Japanese tea house and the compact efficiency of a smart-car, students working on a joint project between the Technical University of Munich and the Tokyo Institute of Technology have come up with a tiny, transportable dwelling called the Micro-Compact Home  (m-ch). The lightweight structure is only 2.65 m cubed (roughly 77 sq ft), but incorporates everything a person needs in a home in its super compact design.
Students working on the project are now using prototypes to create a mini-village on the Technical University of Munich campus.
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/micro-mini-home/
URLs in this post:
 Tweet: http://twitter.com/share
 Share on Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/share
 Email: mailto:?subject=http://inhabitat.com/micro-mini-home/
 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2005/08/22/micro-mini-home/microhouse1/
 Micro-Compact Home: http://microcompacthome.com/company/?con=ph
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.