Monday, July 30, 2012

Accidental Sketch in Rome

An Accidental sketch. I forgot how fun it can be to sketch and gaze these amazing monuments.
Did not plan on touring rome but it so happened that my flight arrived late for my connection to Tel Aviv. hey, you gotta do what you gatta do to keep busy... enjoy.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

mobile office prototype

We are also developing a similar prototype for a mobile office with a polycarbonate skin wrap (by DAN PALON), a working surface and service core area including kitchenette, shower and toilet.

Comments welcome!

Here is a preview:

Monday, July 16, 2012

Here are the two final entries before fabrication:
All options include: A Main Space, Sleeping Alcove,
Bathroom, (shower, sink, water closet) kitchennete
work area, A\C and an extended deck. ( Composite wood or other.)

Target Cost  25k-30k


Sloped cabin with alcove \ slanted roof and without.
For both, as seen in the first 2 pics,
the side louvers are mounted on tracks and can be
pulled back as needed.


The floor plan is stretched as oppose to option 1.
The dimensions are the same 14x20 feet
Here, the Folded skin wraps the program and
allows it to open completely to the outdoors.

Garden art studio-Ramat Hen, ISRAEL. The concrete for this sculptural structure was poured in 1997 and was left out to cure for the last 15 years. This year it will receive a new roof and white paint coat as a folie part of the city's famous "white square". More to follow...

Thursday, July 12, 2012

The eco cabin blog

prefab cabin
Here we go.

This blog is new. I am an architect close to 39 yrs with an interest in reevaluating the aspects of needed space and resources to be fully comfortable but not wasteful! One of the main influences that kicked off my interest in the subject was time living in Waikiki - HI and studying the use of lifeguard structures.

In fact in some coastal cities, some of them are been rented during the winter season for tourists and converted to hotels.

For this case though, i will examine the fabrication of a new concept cabin for living and leisure in a semi arid or tropical climate.  I will attempt to shape this prototype ( meant for 2) according to the comments posted on this blog. 

Lets start!