Designed as a proposal for Buildner’s MicroHome Competition Edition 2023, the 3 Scenes of Homes is a conceptual design by Studio Supra-Simplicity. It is a micro-cabin positioned on top of a rapidly rotating display that makes it possible to integrate and switch between three different “scenes” of living or spaces. The cabin rotates quite theatrically, completely redefining what a conventional cabin or home can be!
Designer: Studio Supra Simplicities
The micro cabin seamlessly integrates three rooms – for sleeping, eating and washing. It rotates rapidly, utilizing the theatrical function of a stage to alternately spotlight the bedroom, dining area and washroom. The structure, in turn, occupies a minimal footprint, eliminating unnecessary traffic areas and endowing the space with a flexible living style. It takes up minimal space on the premises and recycles rainwater for daily use via its rooftop collection system. This reduces the external impact of the house.
All three spaces are perfectly enclosed in a cylindrical wooden volume. The volume was fitted with a revolving stage mechanism, allowing the scenes to be integrated into each other while maintaining a degree of differentiation. The rooms rotate and shift into each other, similar to a stage changing system. This completely eliminates unnecessary and additional spaces such as corridors, lobbies and other areas between rooms. It creates a home that is dynamic, flexible and theatrical unlike any other home we’ve likely ever seen.
A shoebox-like volume at the entrance to the house separates the entire cabin into two sections – front of house and back of house. The front of the house is an open space that is filled with natural light, while the back of the house is hidden in darkness. If a room or scene is rotated to the front it can be used, otherwise it is useless if positioned in the back of house. This is quite similar to how a theater stage is used.
A rainwater harvesting system was installed on top of the rotating micro-cabin. This collects, stores and supplies the residents with water for daily use. The system is gravity assisted and consists of a rainwater collection tank, a vortex filter and drain pipes that filter out toxic and harmful particles. The clean water is then converted into drinking water using a reverse osmosis system, creating a water supply for the various rooms. Ultimately, all sewage flows into a central collection of sewage pipes, which further lead to an underground septic tank, where it is stored and treated.