Fans of modern prefab will remember the iconic Loftcube, introduced around 2003 and photoshopped onto roofs and into ads everywhere. Now Werner Aisslinger has designed the Fincube House, 506 square feet of space that treads lightly- it requires a base of only 20 square feet, probably divided among four posts in that skirt under the unit.
It is bigger than the Loftcube, allowing for a separation of spaces into distinct zones.
Mocoloco writes that is made entirely of local wood that can be dismantled and rebuilt on a new site.
Designboom writes :
The wooden space with a 360-degree triple glazing is furnished with a second facade layer, producing shade and giving the building a unique overall mushroom-like monoshape. the horizontal ledges give privacy to the 'fincube' and embed the building into forests, meadows, mountain sides or any nature resorts.
It is described as having a "minimal carbon footprint;" the rendering shows the roof covered in photovoltaics, although there are no photographs of this. Inhabitat writes that " Aisslinger and hotelier Josef Innerhof originally designed this one-bedroom residence as an option for eco tourism that would have a small impact on the natural landscape, but still let visitors experience beautiful sites."