Micro Compact Home

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The Micro Compact Home (mc-h) is designed as an ultra-compact dwelling that is prefabricated and can be delivered and installed at any location.

The design draws inspiration from the design characteristics of live-aboard yachts.

A team of researchers and designers based in London and at the Technical University in Munich developed the m-ch as an answer to an increasing demand for short stay living for students, business people, sports and leisure use and for weekenders. The m-ch, now in use and available throughout Europe, combines techniques for high quality compact 'living' spaces deployed in aircraft, yachts, cars, and micro apartments. Its design has been informed by the classic scale and order of a Japanese tea-house, combined with advanced concepts and technologies. Living in an m-ch means focusing on the essential - less is more.[1]

The use of progressive materials complements the sleek design. Quality of design, touch and use are the key objectives for the micro compact home team....for 'short stay smart living'.

The Micro Compact Home designed by Richard Horden sets a new benchmark for compact living.[2]

The m-ch measures 266cm x 266cm x 266cm. The ceiling height is 198cm and the door width is 60cm.

[edit] Features

  • The m-ch measures 266cm x 266cm x 266cm. The ceiling height is 198cm
  • Timber frame structure with anodised aluminium external cladding
  • Insulated with polyurethane
  • Fitted with aluminium frame double glazed windows
  • Front door with security double lock;
  • The unit weighs 2.2 tonnes.

[edit] Interior

  • Two compact double beds, each measuring 198cm x 107cm, with covered cushions
  • Storage space for bedding and cleaning equipment
  • Sliding table measuring 105cm x 65cm, for dining for up to five people
  • Flat screen television in the living/dining space
  • Shower and toilet cubicle
  • Kitchen area, which is fitted with electrical points and features a double hob, sink and extending tap, microwave, fridge and freezer units, three compartment waste unit, storage shelves, cutlery drawers with gentle return sprung slides and double level work surfaces
  • Thermostat controlled ducted warm air heating, air conditioning, water heating
  • Fire alarm and smoke detectors

[edit] References

  1. Micro Compact Home design objectives
  2. Micro Compact Home, The Age
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