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LivingHouse Sustainability Concept


LivingHouse Sustainability Concept

The highly commended project “Living-House Sustainability Concept” was presented by Nils Havelka and Nicolas Zimmermann of the ETH Zurich. The two architecture students designed a flexible building, the core of which can be adapted to suit the changing needs of the residents.

The core is enclosed within an envelope of plastic canisters. The canisters are filled with algae and are used for air purification, drinking water treatment and energy recovery.

Forum Details

April 18 to April 21, 2007

Project Details
Holcim Forum Prize
Highly commended
Student Poster Competition
Nils Havelka
Main Author
Nils Havelka
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) Switzerland
Nicolas Zimmermann
Main Author
Nicolas Zimmermann
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich) Switzerland
LafargeHolcim Foundation

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