Mostly constructed to slice carbon emissions and other greenhouse gases released during building projects, tiny homes arrive prefabricated sans an underground foundation for a minimal effect on the environment. Bringing their own special touch to the mix, UOOU Studio, an eco-centric architecture studio, recently revealed their own tiny home that comes complete with an energy-efficient and modular design.
Called Micro Home, UOOU Studio intended the tiny home to take the form of anything from a weekend retreat to a remote office. Micro Home’s flexibility shines through with its convertible roof that uses sliding awnings to open and close through the day as required. This means that the space can morph from a sunbathing bungalow to a sheltered home office. Micro Home is built off site with sustainable building materials such as wood and OSB paneling, leaving a low carbon footprint and rendering it lightweight for simple shipping and handling. After it’s been put into place, Micro Home’s roof is tiled with solar panels to generate the house with power. While the building material and solar panels outfit each Micro Home, UOOU Studio made it possible for owners to customise the inside and overall shape of their Micro Home.
Before the building process is initiated, owners can select between a more durable metal cladding and locally sourced wood cladding for a timeless, flexible veneer. In the meantime, natural OSB panels line the inside walls of Micro Home, lending the interior of an organic feel, while the outside wooden panels can be painted any colour of the owner’s selection. After being put into place, Micro Home’s inside is furnished with modular and foldable furniture pieces to optimise the space available. Micro Home’s outdoor patio space is devised by way of modular canopies and can be enhanced with the installation of added overhead canopies, reaching 30 feet in additional space.
Source: Yanko Design
Image credits by UOOU Studio