A Prototype for a Transportable Self-Sustaining Ecological Capsule
Client: Dream Energy Network Technology, Beijing, China
Location: China / Worldwide
Date: 2016 – 2017
The ecological capsule called ‘ReCell’ lies at the intersection of technology, ecology and human wellness. It takes you away from the noise, pollution and stress of the modern urban environment, creating an architectural enclosure whose clear, symmetrical space brings calm and recovery. It combines sustainable technologies and design appeal to create an iconic product for the 21st century. It condensates cutting-edge ecological technologies into a self-sufficient living capsule while offering the visitor a unique experience of symbiosis with nature – a consumer product designed for the great escape.
The high-performance envelope and the mechanical systems provide the comfort of a modern-day hotel suite in extreme atmospherical conditions. The interior space is conceived as one multifunctional area for living, eating, working and sleeping. The unit is subdivided into three transportable elements, which can be shipped in standard 40’ high cube containers. Mechanical systems and service areas are organized on the sides in the two external elements. The high-performance envelope and the mechanical systems provide the comfort of a modern-day hotel suite in extreme atmospherical conditions.
‘ReCell’ is not only good for the environment, it’s good for its inhabitants. From a high-quality air filtration system that removes chemicals and organic compounds to an adaptable lighting system, it responds to your needs. The lighting system changes colour and intensity throughout the day to help you wake up refreshed and sleep better through the night. Away from the noise and the smog, the ReCell is the ultimate place for regeneration, the embodiment of escape, freedom and nature.