Hidden House by 123DV

Hidden House by 123DV

Architects: 123DV

The Hidden House represents a ECO which generates it’s own energy and also has zero emission.

The concept house is designed by Rotterdam based studio 123DV.

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Environmental idea
Producing its own particular vitality
The point of the environmental idea is to accomplish a zero discharge house which can create its own particular vitality needs:
– It produces its own particular power from sun vitality by the utilization of sun powered boards
– It gathers earth warmth or frosty from the beginning stores it in the ground for extra warming or cooling
– It gathers its own particular water with an own burrowed underground well
– It gathers water and reuses it for flushing the toilets

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Lessening vitality needs

Keeping in mind the end goal to decrease the required vitality for warming or cooling we propose a house which makes more utilization of the warm earth warmth.
An underground house can make utilization of the steady earth temperature of 15 degrees Celsius and accordingly require less vitality for warming or cooling to achieve the required inside temperature of around 19 degrees Celsius.
A house over the ground can assimilate the additional warmth or cool in summer or icy in winter.
A blend of both standards could prompt a more vitality sparing house.
The additional warmth or frosty can be blended with quality of the underground house to accomplish the required temperature.

123DV Hidden House 3A blend of an “underground-” and “over the ground” house would prompt an area where you have underground rooms (more dull and cool) or more the ground rooms (all the more light, diverse temperature).

By what means can maintainability trigger structural engineering and life?
An eco house adds to nature. Does it likewise add to the day by day’s nature life?
Back to fundamental: encounters of nature
As a tyke it was an extraordinary ordeal going here and there the slide. As grown-ups we are molded to go here and there the stairs. Where is the delight of moving?
As a tyke it was an extraordinary ordeal to fabricate underground shacks. There we would sit tight to one another, in contact with the earth, oblivious, in our own reality, safe all things considered.
Why as adult individuals do we need greater spaces and let procedure give us insurance, for example, alert frameworks.
For kids, playing in the downpour could be an energizing thing. For grown-ups we for the most part don’t care for getting wet in the downpour, yet we appreciate downpour showers.
Possibly planning components with more bliss can bring more nature of the every day life.

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Planning encounters
Every day life cycle
The spaces portrayed in the “underground-” and “over the ground” house coordinate splendidly with the every day life cycle.
The more darker and protected spaces for resting can be situated in the “underground” house: dim and shielded from the outside world.
The all the more light zone for living can be situated in the “over the ground” house: more in contact with light and environment.
The configuration comprise of four stories extending from dim to light.

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Reintroducing the bedstead in the “underground” house could reinforce the experience of private space oblivious, shielded from the outside world.
The float
The four stories in the eco “underground-” and “over the ground” house are associated by an arrangement of stairs.
By presenting additionally a skim, setting out down to the underground house could be more an ordeal. It additionally is a period sparing component were voyaging may turn into an euphoric ordeal.

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Downpour shower

An open hole in the rooftop could work as a downpour shower when it downpours, where the quality of water streams rely on upon nature. Heading off to the shower could be an experience where you can get purified by characteristic downpour.
Can relax
Going by the latrine is for the most part an individual exhausting custom.
By bunching more toilets to meet one another in the latrine could prompt a get-together and possibly more quality time.

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Outline of the eco house

This eco house is an outline which adds to the earth. The configuration creates its own particular vitality.
This home additionally requires less vitality for warming or cooling contrasted with a customary house.
The configuration is likewise a hypothesis to give an alternate perspective of a living situation to carry back more essential encounters with nature. It is likewise an endeavor to present open doors for new social communications, keeping in mind the end goal to acquire quality in day by day life.

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ECO from a different angle…

In a time when words like sustainable, ecological and green are almost an obligation, they are often only used as a label. That is why one of our latest 123DV projects proved to be challenging, but also very exciting: we were asked to design an ECO House. Thanks to our friends from  Mode:Lina we were involved in a Polish design competition. The assignment was clear and simple: design a house for a standard family, on a standard location, but with a highly sustainable performance. 

We had faced this topic before in previous projects, but it had not yet been used as the core of the design. For this competition we were asked to be bold, to push to the boundaries of sustainability. It took us several brainstorm sessions to find the right strategy, but at the end we all agreed on one thing: our answer to the question should be architectural. Since we are not engineers, biologists or scientists, we had to look at it from an architectural point of view: does the house contribute to the quality of daily life?

As architects, we deal with space, organization, shapes, light, materials… So we took a basic shape (rectangle), used an age-old natural and ecological recourse (geothermal heat) and combined the two. The house is a rectangle of 28 by 9 by 4.3 meters that for two thirds has been plugged into the ground under an angle of 21 degrees! With one gesture, we created both a strong visual statement and a high performance energy standard. Simple, strong and efficient, but not without consequence. We also had to deal with the psychological impact of living in a sloped house, underneath the ground and with little natural light. The task wasn’t easy, but in the end we managed to transform the problems into opportunities and create a unique and special ECO house.

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