Element HouseElement House (EH) is a SIPS modular home designed with the goal to operate independent of public utility services by integrating passive systems that allow for e-generation and off-the-grid living opportunities in virtually any location.
The project began as an exhibition at MOA's indoor gallery in 2010. The conceptual exhibition then turned physical prototype beginning in 2011.
The Element House shape is derived from the Fibonacci sequence, which is a describer of developmental patterns in living organisms. This mathematical series was applied in order to explore the idea of recombinatory growth in building forms and the economics of spatial compartmentalization.
Working with the visionary team of Michael Meredith and Hilary Sample of MOS architects, we have manifested this concept into reality. The EH prototype, with a 1543sf footprint is funded and built by the Museum of Outdoor Arts. It is currently near completion at Charles Ross' Star Axis in New Mexico.
The Element House prototype is scheduled to open to visitors in spring of 2014 at Star Axis. The collaborators are working hard on feasibility research for development and potential commercial production. The most current information about the EH project may be found on the Element House website.