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M-House by Michael Jantzen

  • Posted by SHFT on July 5, 2011 in Architecture
  • Michael Jantzen has been doing creative things in sustainable architecture for over thirty years, well before "prefab" and "net-zero" and became building design buzzwords. The Los Angeles based architect, who was Buckminster Fuller protege in the 70s, cements his well-earned reputation with the M-House, a labyrinthine building powered by alternative energy sources like the sun and wind. 

    The structure uses Jantzen's M-vironment system, which makes use of a variety of components that connect in different ways to a matrix of modular support frames. Designed to function either as a single private vacation retreat or as a high-tech resort complex, the self-sufficient structure consists of a series of rectangular panels attached with hinges to a frame grid of interlocking cubes.  

    (via Hypebeast)


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