Prefab Homes on Stilts Include Solar Panels, Water Collection Systems and Organic Gardens

Bali-based architect Alexis Dornier has unveiled a beautiful, eco-friendly concept for a series of prefabricated homes that are elevated off the landscape by stilts. The Stilt Studios come in a variety of sizes, from one-story to multi-level, all raised above the ground to reduce the structures’ impact. Additionally, the prefab design, which can be easily disassembled and moved to new locations, includes a number of sustainable features, such as solar power and integrated rainwater collection systems.

a multi-level house built on stiltsAccording to the architect, inspiration for the Stilt Studios came from a problematic housing issue common in Bali. “The reality here is that we often find leasehold plots with a limited amount of years,” explained the German architect, who currently resides in Bali. “This situation calls for us to tread lightly through prefab ‘PropTech’ structures that could be packed up and re-erected someplace else.”

open-air deck with bar spaceAccordingly, the concept calls for prefab building system, which would allow the units to be installed by families who are in need of extra space. The homes could also be used as rental units for extra income. The structures would come in a number of sizes as well, depending on the owners’ needs.

open-air deck with small dining table and chairs

a multi-level house built on stilts and surrounded by palm trees

The homes would be made out of steel frameworks initially, but Dornier hopes to build additional models out of CLT paneling. Other sustainable features to the design are plentiful, with solar arrays on the roof to generate energy, large roof overhangs to reduce solar heat gain on the interior and a built-in rainwater harvesting system to reuse water. Wide, open doorways and large windows would also promote natural air ventilation. The concept envisions families growing their own organic food underneath the buildings.

Source: INHABITAT

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