Portable house offering an unmatched dwelling experience. With its immense off-grid life span, worldwide portability and flexibility it is suitable for a wide range of applications: from an independent research station or a tourist lodge to an emergency housing or a humanitarian-action unit.
Ecocapsule is powered by a built-in wind turbine complemented with an array of solar cells. Dual power system and a high-capacity battery ensures that you will have enough power during periods of reduced solar or wind activity.
Ecocapsule is a low-energy house packed into a compact form. It merges an energy efficient shape, compact volume and off-grid capabilities with the luxuries of a warm bed, running water and a hot meal.
Even though small in size, each Ecocapsule comfortably houses two adults. Its efficient spatial layout allows you to enjoy convenience of household facilities in off-grid conditions. Built-in kitchenette with running water, flushing toilet and hot shower are luxuries of a hotel room that are now also available in wilderness.
Plenty of storage space also fits all your sport or research equipment.
Despite its small form each Ecocapsule is fitted with all essentials necessary for a comfortable prolonged stay without a need to recharge or re-supply.
Spherical shape is optimized for the collection of rainwater and dew and the built-in water filters allow you to utilize any water source.
Ecocapsule fits into a standard shipping container and no special preparations and precautions are necessary to transport Ecocapsule worldwide. It can be shipped, airlifted, towed or even pulled by a pack animal.
Ecocapsule has been designed by Nice Architects -a young architectural studio based in Bratislava, Slovakia. We are a small design team of highly qualified and dedicated professionals – Tomas Zacek, Sona Pohlova and Igor Zacek. We have an experience from leading architectural offices such as BIG, Dominique Perrault, VenhoevenCS or 3XN. In the past years we have become an integral part of Slovak architectural scene thanks to many of our projects and publications throughout the world and numerous accomplishments in international and local architectural competitions.