PREFAB FRIDAY: Maison EvolutiV by Olgga

by , 05/09/08

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This gorgeous wood container prefab from Olgga Architects was turning heads at Salon Europeen du Bois in Grenoble last month. At just 70 square meters (about 753 square feet), this energy efficient abode is made of two prefabricated modules perched one on top of the other. Rather than box out the structure with a stacked configuration, the designers pivoted the top unit to create a variety of interesting and integrated outdoor spaces, as well as a variety of structural possibilities.

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The beauty of this design lies in its chestnut façade and inviting floor plan, but also in its small ecological footprint. The Maison evolutiV consumes only 48 kWh/square meter per year. Solar thermal on the roof provides hot water and wool wood insulation helps keep the structure’s temperature regulated. Rainwater harvesting provides water for toilets and landscaping.

With green roof possibilities and a playful layout that invites interaction between indoors and out, we think this tiny prefab combines a multitude of great design ideas.

+ Olgga Architects

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  1. Georges Lippens September 9, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    I love the idea of a passive house at an economical cost and moduable when family expand

  2. asian whisper April 8, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    using cultivated wood in construction is not really against ‘green’…in fact using synthetic materials cost more embodied energy, and produce inorganic waste… other alternative such as cultivated bamboos, maybe very attractive for the Japaneses

  3. tsm420 February 21, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    not quite good on space,how ever i bet you! that you can easily market this in Japan.
    how ever for a so called better green?!! hahaha you are out of your mind ,as you see how much wood your using? i’d say something like fiber glass and raw materials with artificial wood sidings ,on the inside using real wood ,as its limited and of course making it a total of 100m2 , as in mainland china etc. are more living and suited for this ,if to say in north america? you would need concrete foundation and steel structure to with stand certain environmental and weather conditions. it will never last! in new england

  4. Joe3 October 11, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    WoW, I like the design and it’s presentation. I could see this in a wooded setting.

  5. makewealthhistory May 12, 2008 at 5:02 am

    That’s beautiful. I presume it’s all wood, just in the regular size of a shipping container for easier transportation.

  6. hnajee May 12, 2008 at 4:37 am

    Does this come in a kit that can be assembled? That will be interesting

  7. Chas May 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    is this shipping containers that are clad in wood or is this an entirely wood strocture?

  8. Brian Lang May 9, 2008 at 11:50 am

    I’d like to see a model of this that’s large enough for a family of 3, 4 or even 5 – that means up to 4 bedrooms, plus space for kids to play in addition to the standard living spaces.

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