This house, entitled ‘Isolée’, a concept by Dutch design studio Tjep., is a new architectural design delivering an ecologically friendly retreat from the modern world. Combining intelligent technology with elegant sophistication, this design creates a habitat that barely impacts its environment.With massive opening shutters spanning the length of the building, an intelligent heating system integrated within the structure of the house and topped by a solar tree, this home ensures minimal fuel reliance. Applying a minimalized product design ethos, ‘Isolée’ is anchored to the landscape on just four points, as would a cabinet. The ‘Isolée’ creates permanence, but with an engineered beauty that is aesthetically inspired by nature and harmonizes mankind’s relationship with the world. “On seeing the house, you’re bound to be captivated by the design language, our approach was the same as if we were making making a piece of furniture. Rather than a solid block of concrete for the foundation, for instance, we’ve set the house on an elegant four-legged base, as if it were a cabinet. Minimal footprint.”, dixit the designers of Tjep.
Our opinion: this solar powered beach house by Tjep. features a responsible design concept that marries aesthetics with an ecologically sound side. The compact residential concept features a three storey construction inspired by modern technology. This contemporary abode is (almost) self-sustaining thanks to its reliance on sophisticated tech innovations that allow for its entire structural frame to open up. Moreover, inspired by a collapsible cabinet concept, the solar powered house by Tjep. is a real eco eyecatcher. Nice ! www.tjep.com