It looks so (a)cute! Sorry, geometry jokes.
Brazilian architect Felipe Campolina has designed a cosy and affordable getaway for city-dwellers. Called the HT Refuge, the 40 square metre module can be instantly built using prefabricated blocks combined with small sections of steel that form the main structure like a large truss.
The side façade is rotated 45 degrees from the floor in a triangular shape, giving it stability and its iconic appearance.
The architect elaborates: “Apparent concrete block (AAC) was used for the lateral closures, being seated juxtaposed and then tied to the structure, creating a low cost solution but in a solid and welcoming interior and exterior environment.
“This constructive system proposes a mixed use of technologies using industrial processes and traditional masonry work; being a democratic way of adapting to any region/cultural situation, since prefabricated concrete blocks and steel pipes are well received in both conditions.”
Although originally conceived as a place of retreat, the structure can also serve large housing and commercial purposes by expanding its size and modifying its configuration.
You can learn more about Felipe Campolina here.
Via Design Boom