Circular Tiny House Coburg

Circular Tiny House Coburg
Written by esba

Student guest house at the design campus of Coburg University of Applied Sciences


Ort:Coburg Fertigstellung:2022 Bauweise:Wooden load bearing structure, the straw bale walls are placed inside the structure without much interruption Entwurf & Planung:Til-Oliver Frank, Christopher Nguyen, Prof. Dr. Rainer Hirth Zimmerer:Self-construction(by architecture students of Coburg University of Applied Sciences) Lehm & Kalkputze:clay plaster Besichtigung:Nein Pressebilder:Nein
Wohnnutzfläche:20m2 U-Wert (Wand):W/m2K U-Wert (Dach):W/m2K Kategorien: Projects Germany,

The Circular Tiny House is a project of the architecture department of the University of applied Sciences Coburg and was implemented to show solutions for the growing negative impact of architecture on our environment. Architecture students designed and built a tiny (guest) house for the campus as a wood and straw-bale construction without CO2-emitting building materials and mineral binders almost exclusively from renewable materials (ground screw foundations, clay plaster, regional wood). The windows were mostly salvaged from a nearby demolition site. The CTH will work autonomously in terms of energy and will cover its energy requirements by utilizing twelve photovoltaic panels covering the roof, charging a 9,6 kWh battery during its yearly period of use from March to December. The quality of the design and the cost-effective construction methods will be verified and monitored using this 1:1 scale model which was built in the short periode from September 2021 to March 2022.

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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.