The ‘DD16’ modular house near Moscow, Russia by DublDom (dubldom.com) & Ivan Ovchinnikov (www.bio-architects.com).
From the architect: “DD16 is a prototype of a modular compact house that was made for installation in remote places and extreme conditions. The house consists of 2 modules that are made at the factory.
The prototype was designed and made as a tourist equipment where the weight of every detail is taken into account so it can be used in very harsh conditions. The frame is made of laminated wood with milled ports. The ports helped to decrease the weight, cold bridges and gaps. Polyurethane foam is used for insulation, the rigidity of which helped to decrease the weight of inner finishing materials. The exterior finishing is made of composite aluminum sheets which allowed to make a seamless surface from the top to bottom. This is a lightweight material that is resistant to the environment.
DD16 includes a bathroom with a shower, a double bed, a dining table and some free space where the wood stove can be installed. Due to large glazing and the great amount of light, the space inside visually increases. The same principles are used in furnishing – rigidity, weight reduction and maximum use of space. Hidden niches are used for storage. Some furniture can be transformed or folded.”