Right-sized?

 

 

 

 

 

How big is big enough? Energy consumption, cleaning and maintenance are a function of size.

For near and out of the way places, challenges in terms of quality & cost savings can sometimes be met by using prefabricated elements. Although full systems -entire houses, are available these are often not cost effective and currently hybrid versions incorporating prefabricated elements such as panels and modules can be a good solution.

Azure magazine carried the following article recently for those who are interested in this route: http://www.azuremagazine.com/magazine/backissues/features.php?id=2191&c=1
Below is a competition project from 2009 for a group of accessible beachuts, this proposes to use new engineered timber technology (in panels) to construct a small space in a somewhat unlikely location. A combination of  different shutters allow the structure to, open for views and use but, be completely closed down for security and weather protection when not in use.

Beachuts Boscombe

 

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