The client is a high school teacher in Aachen (D) who wishes to build a “pied-à-terre” / “gîte” near the German border. At the same time, as there is no certainty about the eventual coming of a new zinc mine nearby, the client wanted to have it completely dismountable and “take-away-ready”.
BLIEBERG A.C.E. made the design and the building permission, and will survey the works.
The design is entirely conceived as “design for disassembly”, a concept from the “eco-design principles” of product designers.
the foundations will be made of steel screws (without any cement)
the floors, roofs and bearing walls will be entirely made of screwed lumber logs (engineered wood)
the finishing of the facade is in charred wood and creme-coloured slates
Every item can be screwed loose and there will be no change in the landscape once dismantled to be moved.
the ventilation and heating is mounted in a technical prefab box
sewage will be done by a reed bed treatment
drinking water will be supplied by a water well
the aim is to have no connection to the electricity grid (to be investigated)