The Magid Arcology has developed the following designs.
All are based on the standard 40-foot ISO container
This is the “family” model: 2 bedrooms, kitchen/living room and a bath/laundry room
For those who need or prefer less space (and a lower rent) we have the duplex model
Each occupant has their own bedroom – but shares use of bathroom and kitchen.
For an even more basic approach, we have a “3-bad & 2-bath” design. Which is probably best-fitted to use in hostels or other short-term accommodation
This video shows an interesting project in Haiti – turning rubble into useful building material.
The possible use of these devicices in “The Barrens” is being investigated
Masdar is a (or will be) a City in the Middle East. It looks like an interesting experiment and perhaps something that could be modified.
An idea from the UK. This may seem a little extreme – but it has some interesting implications for Arcology Design
Dr Mike Page, the originator of the The Cube Project
, is giving you a tour in the ultra-compact eco-home in which one person could live a comfortable life with minimum impact on the environment.
Constructed from a variety of sustainable materials, the Cube provides everything that a single person (or two friendly people) might need.
Within its 27 cubic metres it includes a lounge, with a table and two custom-made chairs, a small double bed (120cm wide), a full-size shower, a kitchen (with energy-efficient fridge, induction hob, re-circulating cooker hood, sink/drainer, combination microwave oven and storage cupboards), a washing machine, and a composting toilet.
Lighting is achieved by ultra-efficient LED lights, and the Cube is heated using an Ecodan air-source heat pump, with heat being recovered from extracted air. It has cork flooring and there is two-metre head height throughout.
A panoramic tour of the cube can be seen here
Publicity for the Fire Festival
Fire Festival flyer