Marseille-based Multipod Studio claims it takes just four days and a wireless screwdriver to build their ‘Pop-Up House’. Consisting of insulating blocks and wooden panels, the structure delivers surprisingly affordable and effective thermal insulation.
“Heating represents close to 28% of global energy consumption and is also one of the main household costs.” says Multipod Studio. “Determined to develop solutions, [we] have patented a unique approach to passive construction that delivers outstanding thermal insulation at an affordable cost.”
“No special tools required, the house is assembled using lightweight and recyclable materials for quick installation. The materials used are inexpensive so the cost remains unbeatable and the thermal envelope created means no additional heating is necessary.”
The first prototype of the Pop-Up House passive house was recently built in the pine valleys of the South of France.
Wooden floor mounted on micro-piles
Tools required: wireless screwdriver
Price: insulating structure= 200 EURO per m2
Thermal insulation: 30cm ground, wall, ceiling, passivhaus standard compliant