Major philosophy and concept - Qualities in life:
1. See and smell the garden/green house, makes a comfortable home and relaxing after a busy and stressful day at work.
2. Grow your own vegetables, fruits and spices, it is organic and an economical gain.
3. The architectural designed home creates frames for all kinds of people, all different activities, the individualist, privacy and common activities. There is room for all, for example large gatherings, parties or exhibition.
M.G. Home has more than one solutions. The family designs its own house, always consisting of the basic design, the core center for social needs such as kitchen, dining room, living room, bathroom and toilet. Each family has different needs and wishes therefore the concept is based on individuality, so M.G. Home grows with each family’s need.
Different modules can be added or removed over time. Each component is prefabricated at the factory/distributer and will be mounted and screwed together in a high sophisticated way. Due to the costumer’s choice, the factory delivers and mounts the needed components.
Shown are all modules and any combination is possible, only your imagination sets the limits. The M.G. Home is for everyone, a single person, a young couple, family with children and when your kids grow old, it is possible to sell the surpluses module to the factory.
Types of M.G. Home
Shown are four out of 138 possibilities of putting the modules together. The home changes with the needs in the family, so when the retired parents needs a smaller home, it is the unnecessary parts and modules, that “move from” the family.
The Kitchen and the closets are special designed for M.G. Home. The kitchen is where family and friends get together and therefore it is placed in the center of the home. It is adaptable to many different situations like parties, celebrations, children doing homework and other situations. The roll-front cabinets are designed so TV and bed is integrated in the closet and can be hidden away. There is of course also space for books, wardrobe and other things. And in the top of the cabinet things can be stored.
View a: shows the single home, it is only the basic core that is inhabited. The bed is hidden in the roll-front cabinet during the day or in special occasions.
View b: is seen from the garden to the balcony. This home has all rooms added on.
View c: is the view to the garden, when you come home after a stressful day, the users can sit down in their home and relax and look out and also smell the beautiful garden.
View d: is taken from the entrance door, and shows the balcony and all modules added on.
The M.G. Home units will first place a priority in using passive strategies to maintain a comfortable indoor climate. A correct placement of the home, makes it possible to use the energy with most benefits. The home uses zero energy, because it produces it own energy, it is self sufficient and the family living there, will not get any bills. Energy - By photovoltaic that converts light directly into electricity. Water - Rainwater used for watering the garden and save water solutions, which means that the water from the bath is reused for flushing the toilet and for the dishwasher in the kitchen. Heating - Only by underfloor heating in all rooms. Ventilation - By natural ventilation but in the bathroom and kitchen mechanical ventilation.
The constructional principles for M.G. Home are simple. All components are prefabricated and mounted at the factory, where the electricity is preinstalled in the walls. This also counts for the water pipes and electricity that are running under the floor and in the ceiling. The LED lighting is preinstalled from factory and is spread delightful on the ceiling. Each lamp can be regulated according to the need, especially in the kitchen. The wall cladding is made in recycling materials. Oikos Avrio is made so all component can be recycled like the theories behind ‘cradle to cradle’. And therefore, parts of the house can be sold, exported, and appropriated by another user without any major construction renovations or moving out of the house. The designers of housing in the future must recognize and design for flexibility and evolution in one’s lifetime.
View of entire M.G. Home
The M.G. Home units will first place a priority in using passive strategies to maintain a comfortable indoor climate. Using both form and materials, the design of Oikos Avrio utilizes its central core for all utility devices and functions, and appropriate placement of glazing and solar orientation will provide thermal and lighting benefits for the greenhouse and rest of the house. The roof of M.G. Home, will be designed to collect and reuse rainwater for the greenhouse and other greywater functions throughout the house (such as toilets, laundry, and dishes). Solar panels, also appropriately placed will be incorporated into the roof design of the dwelling, providing energy for the house and modern products. There will be opportunities to integrate intelligent products into the interior, for example, integrating pressure-monitored water heads to sinks and showers, as well as placing LED lighting to minimize the waste of water and energy. The house’s windows and light fixtures will also have the opportunity to be computer monitored, having the capacity to be automatically managed to minimize energy use. Materials shall be chosen based on both safety, its origin, and the maintenance costs that will be the responsibility of the users.
Flexibility, Adaptability, Family community, Privacy, Ecological exposure and education, Local food, Economical and sustainable architecture re-use, Prefabricated off-site construction, Self-sustainability
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