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A “super sustainable house"

From a vacant office to net-positive apartments

for starters, with a future-proof concept.

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Szentendre, Hungary, July 2019.

Architects:

MOR Studio

Area:

75m2

Year:

2017-2019, built

Location:

Delft, the Netherlands

 

 

Program:

Prototype showcasing the transformation of a vacant office tower (Marconi Towers) into starter housing. 

Commercial and community spaces, rooftop urban farming. 

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The Solar Decathlon Competition

The MOR project was realised in 2019, for the

Solar Decathlon Europe Competition.


MOR Team TU Delft consisted of a group of 40+ TU Delft students from 8 different faculties and 20 different nationalities, all sharing a passion for sustainability.

 

MOR's innovative and feasible solutions sent the team to the podium in 8 out of the 10 contest categories, setting a world record and rewarding the team with the 2nd overall prize.

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Design Concept

The apartment can expand and adapt to the lifestyle of its users.

MOR stands for Modular Office Renovation. It translates the mission of the team: to transform under-performing office buildings into net-positive buildings. This goal was guided by the principles of modularity and circularity.


MOR implemented and validated its modular design & engineering solutions into a full scale prototype, showcasing how future dwellings could look like.


The prototype resembles a cutout of the iconic Marconi Towers, located in the M4H district in Rotterdam. The towers represent a typical office building, built in the 1970s, in the well-known "international style".

The prototype apartment that was built is meant to accommodate two people, in a 75m2 space, including a winter garden. The layout suits the young professionals' lifestyle, who tend to work from home more and more. The space can easily adapt: from a flexible working space to individual bedrooms at night, thanks to sliding walls and foldable beds.

Passive design

The living space can also be expanded to the winter garden, which plays a vital role in the apartment's technical performance. The garden pre-heats and pre-cools air, but also filters it. This ensures great indoor comfort conditions and a low energy demand.

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The winter garden of

the MOR prototype

The prototype built by the MOR team is currently standing at the Green Village, TU Delft.
 

Take a look at the MOR team's website if you would like to learn more about the project.

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