Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura

  • 27 Aug 2013
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Architects: Ábaton Arquitectura
Location:
Furniture: BATAVIA
Area: 27 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Juan Baraja, Courtesy of

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From the architect. ÁBATON is proud to present its brand new Project Portable Home ÁPH80: 27sq mt, sectional and for immediate placement.

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ÁBATON has developed the ÁPH80 series as a dwelling ideal for 2 people, easily transported by road and ready to be placed almost anywhere. The proportions are the result of a thorough study by our architects’ team so that the different spaces are recognizable and the feeling indoors is one of fullness. It is a simple yet sturdy construction made of materials chosen to provide both comfort and balance. ÁPH80 embodies the principles and objectives of ÁBATON: wellbeing, environmental balance, and simplicity.

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ÁPH80 has 3 different spaces measuring 27 sq mt (9×3): a living-room/kitchen, a full bathroom and double bedroom. Its gabled roof is 3,5mts high indoors. Most of the materials can be recycled and meet the sustainable criteria that ÁBATON applies to all its projects. It blends in with the environment thanks to its large openings that bring the outdoors inside. The use of wood throughout the building not only adds calmness and balance but it is also hypoallergenic. The sourced wood comes from regulated forests (will regrow to provide a wide range of other benefits such as further carbon storage, oxygen generation and forest habitat).

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Technical Data: The outside is covered with grey cement wood board. Ventilated façade with 10cm thermal insulation around the building. Solid timber structure manufactured through numerical control; Inside timber panels made of Spanish Fir Tree dyed white. ÁPH80 has been designed and manufactured fully in Spain. Manufacturing time: 4-6 weeks. Assemby time: 1 day. Transportation by road.

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We are currently developing simpler series which can be added to the ÁPH80 to suit every particular need, creating larger spaces and contributing to the project’s versatility.

Floor Plan
Cite: "Portable House ÁPH80 / Ábaton Arquitectura" 27 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 16 Apr 2014. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=420623>

9 comments

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    i love how they’re not showing the burbling diesel generator in the back, the septic tank and other necessary installations – or the eps insulation.

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      Good observation… If you’re going to make a portable house, why not make it off-grid?

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        eh, i LOVE the design itself.
        i hate that it’s common practice to put a good design like that in a remote place somewhere, which in turn requires off-grid infrastructure – that wastes energy, resources and pollutes the place you inhabit.
        going off grid is certainly possible, what i do question is the green vibe people are trying to sell.

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