Micro Dwellings by N55

Here’s another micro home concept from the artists of N55. It’s a housing system constructed from truncated octahedrons. Due to the perfect symmetry of a truncated octahedron multiple units can be joined to form larger more complex structures. It has 8 regular hexagonal faces and 6 square faces. When assembled these flat faces also form the supporting structure. The size is limited only by the material’s size and strength.

This concept is really interesting to me because it provides a simple way of enclosing space with minimal material. Imaging using metal brackets to join 14 plywood sides and insulating with sheets of foam. That might make a very quickly constructed shelter if nothing else. Photo credit N55.


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  1. Peter Merel says:

    Um … look, if you take a truncated octahedron and balance it on one of its vertices, you get all vertical walls. If you add 3 small regular octahedra to the base of that you get a wonderfully stable house with all vertical walls. Whoever designed the truncated octahedra “house” above needs to think a bit harder …

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