MIT Sustainable Connected Home is a transportable prototype house designed by DUOPUU and Cnr-Ivalsa Wood building design lab, within an international research project carried out by the Mel Mobile Experience Lab of MIT Massachusetts Institute of Technology and FBK Fondazione Bruno Kessler. Different disciplines have been involved in the MIT prototype: from architecture to information and communication technologies, from timber building technologies to home automation. The goal of the project was to design the building envelope as a modular, transportable structure of sustainable components made out of wood and, at the same time, create a network of sensors - actuators - control systems to optimise the overall performance of the house. Watch the official video. More about MIT

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MAI Modulo Abitativo Ivalsa prototype was designed by DUOPUU and Cnr-Ivalsa Wood building design lab within a research project on sustainable buildings carried out in collaboration with Ceii Trentino and with the support of Provincia Autonoma di Trento. The goals of the project were to design and build a small wooden prototype house (about 35 sqm floor area) that can be built and prefabricated in a controlled area (factory), easily transported by truck to the final destination and finally assembled to form a real house in a few hours. The MAI prototype, when leaving the factory, was ready to be assembled and used: the heating-ventilation-airconditioning system, electric installation, plumbing, interior finishing, lights, appliances and furniture were already installed. All the construction phases in the production area have been optimised to reduce the waste of materials, control air and water pollution, and achieve a highly efficient building process with respect to the environment and the workers, too! More about MAI

Topic: MAI Modulo Abitativo Ivalsa

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