Prefabricated houses have enjoyed great popularity in recent years. They are not just answers to crisis housing and real estate market problems, but also a popular way to live in a different, more economical and environmentally friendly way. If you want to know how far you can go and what all modern micro-housing can do, look at the Kasita Futuristic Lodge.
The idea to create a Kasita cottage (the name is from Spanish „casita“ – meaning a small house) was created in 2014 when Professor Jeff Wilson spent a year living in a 10×10 meter house in Austin, Australia, to explore the potential of a mini-home.
Four years later he came up with the answer: a 107m² large living room with metal construction and distinctive glazing that hides a minimalist interior full of cutting-edge technology inside.
Kasita works with a total of 60 smart appliances that can be controlled by voice. Here you will find a smart doorbell and Doorbird camera, smart thermostat and Nest smoke detectors, Lutron fading and Sonos speakers, giant flat TV and many more. All together creates a unique atmosphere, precisely according to the mood and needs of the population. At the same time, it is designed as a passive house and significantly saves heating costs and total energy and water consumption.
In addition to modern technology, Kasita is also interesting for another reason. The individual modules can be interconnected and stacked together so that they can form a complex.
There are a number of similar projects. Some mini-houses can be virtually self-contained within ten minutes, others need to be taken off the site.
Small companies also focus on companies in the Czech Republic. It is not without interest that his projects with Air House and Sokratův dům succeeded in Czech students as well. From the modular construction, designed by the young Brno architects Ondřej Chybík and Michal Krištof, the Czech pavilion was built at the Expo 2015 in Milan.