University of Oporto
Brief Description of the project explaining principal objectives and innovative elements
The project "casas em movimento" – moving houses, settles in the capacity of interaction with the environment and the variations of luminosity during the day. Searches in the Sun's potential, source of light and heat, as also in the management and mutation of the spaces of the house, giving answers to the daily routine of the XXI century through an inhabitation that draws the route of the sun and from it, it feeds.
The elements that allow the self sustainability are faced in a plastic way and integrated in the house.
The house CEM/SDE was developed in the University of Oporto proposes in its conception and energetic, the possibility of adaptation and upgrading constantly the technologies associated, according to the financial situation of the family, creating consequently a more efficient house during the years.
The prototype that will be in exhibition in 2012 represents one of the variations of the concept and a certain bet in conciliating innumerous innovating factors, like the independence the growing of the houses' spaces throughout the life of the inhabitants, or the modular construction drawn to adapt to the family's needs, adapting and evolving according to the family needs that indwells the house, that can grow or become smaller depending on the life style in the different stages of our lives.