Nau Architects Unveil Self-Sustaining “Living Roof” Pod Home Concept

by , 05/03/11

Nau Architects, Living Roof, Photovoltaic battery, wind energy, solar energy, sustainable architecture, green design, eco design, sustainable design

The Living Roof pod home captures the sun’s energy using a series of photovoltaic panels and stores it in battery cells. Tiny wind turbines at each end ventilate the interior while generating electricity, and they also help funnel rain water, which is collected and purified for bathing and drinking use. With the touch of a button, an outer ring rotates and the interior switches from a sleeping area to an office.

Nau imagines the Living Roof as a private, mobile penthouse for the wealthy and eco-conscious — it could be rented to friends, used on vacations, or set up as a retreat in their own cities. However, one consideration was not made in regards to the project’s green footprint – transportation. Airlifting, as suggested by Nau, requires big oil. Hopefully, if and when Living Roof is realized, electric or solar planes will be available to airlift the pods and cut down on transportation emissions.

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Via Fast Co Design

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  1. hilal May 11, 2013 at 7:04 am

    this is amazing.I really wanna use it for my homework.Is there any possibility that I can find its plan or just real dimensions?

  2. HotSelina February 12, 2013 at 3:21 am

    Just wanna admit that this is handy , Thanks for taking your time to write this.

  3. ArcherTheo August 27, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Similar design to the revolving home but two years later.

  4. Mohammad Maajedi August 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    new idwa

  5. Gale Picard Dorion May 6, 2011 at 11:49 am

    Welcome idea!
    Are there operable windows for natural ventilation?

  6. hasben May 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    Nice for one or two, maybe – but what about a family?
    would like to see it fit together to form “hives”.

  7. vcmehta May 3, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    What a lovely design.

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