Kolektif Stüdyo


MICROHOME-5 "Bulildner's Architecture Competitions"








AREA: 25 m²

The isolated life and the desire to live together with nature, which emerged with the pandemic, triggered the "Migration from the City to the Rural" movement, and in parallel with the change in the supply-demand balance, it brought the need for new housing. For a user migrating from the city to the countryside, there is a need for a new housing model in which he can adapt his demands, needs and habits to the rural areas in a way that will not make him forget his urban identity. The "wave of migration from the city to the countryside", which is affected by bad environmental conditions such as increasing air and water pollution in cities, also means that these bad features of the city will be transferred to the countryside in a way. Due to the intensity of rural migration, an increase in the carbon footprint in the countryside has been observed. Due to this sensitive point, not only the demands of the residential users but also the "demands of nature" should be taken into consideration, otherwise a result such as "urbanization of the countryside" will be inevitable. In this respect, architecture should be supported by projects focused on the harmony of nature and culture and should be suitable for the protection of the rural landscape. Ecological and sustainable life is of central importance in an architectural structuring with this sensitivity.

The design aimed to provide the habits of the people who migrated to the rural areas in the city and the spatial diversity specific to the city at a minimum level but with maximum efficiency. The building consists of layers that form the space by moving around a core. These layers provide spatial diversity by offering different space potentials and also allow open-closed space relations when desired. Thus, the design offers the user the opportunity to construct the space according to his needs and spatial habits.

The bathroom, which is located in the center of the building, and the removable furniture elements around it form the main core of the building. Here, the basic functions of the building (working, relaxing, kitchen, relaxing areas) are located. In addition, these elements contain the storage areas necessary for the building.

The facade consists of movable wall panels and furniture systems that can move on the rail. This layer, which can be shaped according to user habits and spatial wishes, can also be opened and closed when desired, forming the indoor-outdoor setting. In addition, removable furniture elements provide flexibility and variety to the space.

In line with the concept of living with nature and producing with nature, “algae” was chosen as the design element in the outermost layer of the building as a symbiosis life proposal. In addition to preventing air pollution with its ability to reduce 'algae' agriculture, CO2 emission, it is a self-contained system in this structure; the systems required for reuse of gray water, heating and lighting were designed together. At the same time, since the algae collected through algae harvesting are high in protein, they can be used in powder form by humans as well as in different fields such as animal feed or fertilizer consumption industry, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics. It may even contribute to the creation of an environmentally friendly fuel such as biogas. This system (algae production and harvesting) is easily adaptable by the urban individual familiar with the technology. It has been taken together with micro agriculture activity as a system that can work with traditional agriculture without harming it.

The last layer of the building consists of veranda and shading elements. These elements act according to climatic conditions such as wind and sun. The movable wall that can be opened creates a spatial integrity by integrating with the building thanks to its panels. It is aimed to strengthen the relationship of the building with the natural environment by offering open, semi-open-closed spatial options to the user.

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