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Tired of the stresses of the city or rural life, what if you could literally make a few taps on your touchscreen interface and move your home to wherever you desire. Much like the Fincube by Studio Aissilinger, The Walking House by Danish artist collective N55 advocates a nomadic way of life. They are both movable but unlike the Fincube that has to be taken apart and then rebuilt and embedded, the Walking house does exactly what the name suggests, it walks.

 

The house is meant to be sustainable and self sufficient.The module is solar-powered, collects its own water, has a compost toilet and a wood-burning stove for carbon neutral heating comes as an optional extra. A small greenhouse unit can be added to the basic living module, to provide a substantial part of the food needed. The Walking House uses solar energy to power its hydraulic legs at maximum speed of 60 meters an hour.

The Walking House was constructed from a framework made of steel, aluminum or wood and can be covered with steel, aluminum, wood or even semi- permeable textiles. Windows are made of polycarbonate.

 

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References:

Manual for walking house. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.n55.dk/MANUALS/WALKINGHOUSE/walkinghouse.html

N55’s Walking House is a Modular Self-Sufficient Dwelling For Modern Nomads | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://inhabitat.com/n55s-walking-house-is-a-modular-self-sufficient-dwelling-for-modern-nomads/

N55: walking house. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.designboom.com/architecture/n55-walking-house/

 

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