First functional prototype of the independent micro-house Ecocapsule, designed by Nice Architects, will be exhibited in the foyer of the Hofburg palace as a part of Pioneers festival 2015 (28-29th May 2015) event in the Vienna. Later it will be displayed in Slovak national pavilion at Expo 2015.
Ecocapsule is smart house powered by purely the solar and wind energy. It allows people to reach the frontiers with the luxury of the hotel room. It can serve as cottage, pop-up hotel or even as charging station for electric cars.
Extended off-grid stay
Ecocapsule is equipped with dual power production system bypassing periods of low energy production and massive battery capacity allowing to store surplus energy for later usage.
Spherical shape of the Ecocapsule is carefully formed to maximize collection of the rain water and morning dew. Membrane water filters installed in the Ecocapsule are devised to purify 99,999% of the bacteria and rendering any natural water source suitable for drinking.
Spherical shape of the Ecocapsule was purposely designed to minimize energy losses.
Hollow walls filled with hi-performance thermal insulation are protecting inhabitants from harsh environment and helping to achieve near passive house performance. Low consumption system and energy recuperation are helping to reduce energy consumption and extend life span.
Ecocapsule is optimized for easy transportation. It can fit into standard shipping container therefore it can be easily shipped globally with lowest shipping fees possible.
Mobility of the Capsule can be extended via additional undercarriage which will turn Ecocapsule to the fully functioning caravan.