By Justin Vood Good Ph.D., Author and Architectural Critic
Hans Lohse’s Tiny Homes are the result of over 50 years
of architectural research into housing and building construction
that embodies deeply principles of sustainability and environmental harmony,
sacred and unfolding geometry, and profound comfort.
Designed following principles of unfolding wholeness,
Each home creates sacred space –
space which is small in terms of square footage,
and yet feels and functions as a much larger space.
Unlike experiments in tiny housing which simply shrink a conventional dwelling
down in size making them feel cramped inside,
Tiny Homes are unfolded from a design seed,
making them feel expansive, alive and cozy.
Sustainable and Non-violent Living
Few houses even now aspire towards true sustainability, but Tiny Houses do.
They are totally off-grid, transportable, relying on solar power, composting,
super efficient use of space, and local water resources,
creating a truly tiny ecological footprint.
They are both tiny and extremely efficient and ecologically-inspired.
The sacred space is augmented by cutting edge technologies so that Tiny Homes
embody all of the amenities of modern houses including a kitchen and bathroom
with on-demand hot water, washer and dryer, LED lighting and solar PV electricity
with battery storage, and efficient fire burning stove/fireplace.
They offer a genuine alternative to housing which does not sacrifice
any modern technologies of comfort.
What is Beauty?
The harmony of natural systems, the unfolding wholeness of nature
The environmental and social crisis we face are being met by visionary
green architects, answering to the challenges of sustainable building traditions,
economic parity and even deeper principles:
the cosmic patterns embedded at every level of scale in the natural world
which serve to maintain and enhance the web of life.
Like deeply coherent natural systems, Hans Lohse’s Tiny Homes
address all of these issues simultaneously.
“The Newenglander” is the first and smallest
of six designs addressing different use and materials required
for environmentally changing areas throughout the country.
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