This tiny house has been created by the Barcelona-based design studio NOEM. The house is prefabricated off-site and when deployed it’s powered by a series of solar panels mounted on its roof. It’s been dubbed “Studio GO” by the designers due to its portability.
The bulk of the structure was completed in a factory with the initial design process taking 5 weeks, and the prefabrication process taking 10. The result of their endeavours is a tiny 312 square foot (29 square meter) home with a minimal environmental footprint.
Installation on site took even less time; about a day-and-a-half. Studio GO comes in two parts: a 248 square foot (23 square meter) module called SPACE that holds the living areas, and a much smaller, 64 square foot (5.9 square meters), HUB module that contains the home’s mechanical systems.
Both units can be shipped using a single truck, and the structure is lightweight enough to avoid needing a deep foundation. Studio GO is clad with light wood both inside and out, and makes use of floor-to-ceiling windows to ensure that the interior is a bright space with plenty of outward views.
The furniture and fixings feature contemporary round-edge framing that mimics the exterior appearance of the house. I haven’t come across a floor plan (yet) but, based on the pictures, it looks like it contains a kitchen, dining area, bathroom and possibly a living/sleeping area.
According to the architects energy efficiency was high on their agenda when designing the unit: “We achieved our objective of limiting energy demand to 15 kW per square meter a year for heating. [Studio GO also] saves up to 90% of energy consumption compared to conventional buildings of the same size.”