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  5. HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen
  6. 2014
  7. Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen

Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen

  • 19:00 - 13 October, 2015
Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen
Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen, © LI Minfei
© LI Minfei

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  • Architects

  • Location

    Shunyi, Beijing, China
  • Architects

    HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen
  • Sustainable Design Team

    LIU Xin, HU Yechang, CHEN Weiran, SU Yurong, XU Zhetong, YANG Xu, YOU Wanrong
  • Client

    Niu Jian
  • Area

    88.5 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014
  • Photographs

© LI Minfei
© LI Minfei

Text description provided by the architects. Sustainable Lifestyle Lab established by the Sustainable Design Institude of Arts and Science research center, Tsinghua University and Participatory Community Development Center. The modular house composed of six containers, which applied green, healthy, low-carbon philosophy to real life, so as to let more people to understand and participate in it.

Design Description
Design Description

Material

Due to some restrictions, the construction time must be very short, and the house should be recyclable and efficiency. So we choose container module house. The box structure, doors, windows, roofs, floors and walls can be pre-produced in the factory.

© LI Minfei
© LI Minfei

Construction process

Container module house has formed a complete production mode. The presets and the construction can be completed by the manufacturer.Each container needs about half an hour to be lifted.Then install waterproof rubber at the joint between containers. In the last, install the stairs and indoor doors.Internal design, energyequipment installation and planting are completed by the owner. The six containersare 180,000 yuan, and the feeof modification, transportation and installation is 38,000 yuan, totally 218,000 yuan.

Construction Process
Construction Process

Space and function

The house composed of six containers(6055mm*2435mm*2790mm), using ‘module design’ idea: Each box inside is a standard space unit with different functions. Different combination patternsform various function space. The house includes three bedrooms, a storage room, exhibition space,a kitchen and a bathroom . The entrancecontainer is vertical to the other five, forming a courtyard.

Floor Plan
Floor Plan

Environmental Friendliness

Theproductioncost ofcontainer module houseis low, and thecontainer is reusable, low-carbon and energy saving. It can be transportedconveniently and the transportation cost is very low. The construction is quick, easy, and resources saved, with less noiseand dust pollution.

© LI Minfei
© LI Minfei

Eco-circle system design: sewage collection, treatment, re-use: the reclaimed water system; kitchen waste, excreta collection, treatment, re-use: biogas digester; solar energy, wind energy and rainwater utilization; organic farming.

Integrated system solution
Integrated system solution

The Promotion of Participatory Community

The client will live here for two to three years to constantly correct the function layout andthe energy system, and maintain green plants, so as to build a comprehensive solutions of sustainable building, and finally explore the possibility to build the Participatory Community applied with the results of the experiment.

Spontaneous construction process
Spontaneous construction process
Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Cite: "Lettuce House / HE Ding, WANG Wei, KONG Lingchen" 13 Oct 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/775228/lettuce-house/> ISSN 0719-8884
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