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Young Slovakian designers deliver eco-friendly accommodation

01 June 2015

Ecocapsule combines an energy efficient shape, compact volume and off-grid capabilities with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and a hot meal.

Even though small in size, each Ecocapsule comfortably houses two adults, thanks to an efficient spatial layout with fold-away units and cleverly designed storage areas. Facilities include a built-in kitchenette with running water, a flushing toilet and hot shower.

The unit gets its power from a built-in 750W wind turbine, complemented by a 2.6m2 solar cell array. This dual power system plus high-capacity battery storage ensures continuity of power, even during periods of reduced solar or wind activity.

The ellipsoid shape of Ecocapsule is optimised for the collection of rainwater and dew, while built-in water filters allow any water source to be utilised.

Ecocapsule was designed by Tomas Zacek, Sona Pohlova and Igor Zacek of Nice Architects - a young architectural practice based in Bratislava, Slovakia.

A functional prototype has been completed and tested, and the team expect to start shipping the first units in the first half of 2016.

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