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PREFAB FRIDAY: Single Hauz Elevated Domain

Posted By Ali Kriscenski On January 4, 2008 @ 5:26 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing | 20 Comments

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Living lightly [2] takes on new meaning with the Single Hauz from Poland-based front architects [3]. Inspired by billboards, intended for single lifestyles and propped on a central pole, this prefab looks to the spaces otherwise overlooked. Small, sustainable and high-tech, the Single Hauz [4] can live almost anywhere.

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Small skyward spaces, small house. The Single Hauz is just 27 square meters (290 square feet) with bathroom, kitchen and living space filling the elevated first floor and opening to a deck with the vista of your choice. The second floor provides a sleeping loft and access to the roof.

There are of course many logistical questions that accompany the Single Hauz concept but the idea takes shape in such a stylish little form that we can’t help ponder the challenge posed: how much space do you really need and where do you want it? This prefab could serve the urban landscape quite well or even be a good choice in flood prone areas [5]. Wherever it pops up it’s certain that the Single Hauz [4] rises above.

+ front architects (In Polish) [6]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/01/04/prefab-friday-single-hauz-elevated-domain/

[2] Living lightly: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/30/living-lightly-among-the-trees-in-australia/

[3] front architects: http://www.frontarchitects.pl

[4] Single Hauz: http://www.frontarchitects.pl/PROJEKTY/HOUSES/shauz/sha1.htm

[5] flood prone areas: http://www.oxfamamerica.org/whatwedo/emergencies/hurricane_katrina/news_publications/feature_story.2006-06-06.4076021771

[6] + front architects (In Polish): http://www.frontarchitects.pl/

[7] Via BLDGBLOG: http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/single-hauz.html

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