The Au-House | Shabby shabby Apartment | Competition

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Minimalism and sustainability in an urban surrounding

When we read about the competition task in the office from the very first moment we were convinced that our project can be cheaper than 250 €… we went more far. We proposed to do it for FREE….

Based upon the idea of reusing waste material from construction sites as a statement for sustainability the implementation has been a challenge for ALN designers and architects. Our aim was to design a shelter in the center of Munich which is smart, sustainable, easy to build and for free.

We chose the green area in front of the Prinz-Carl-Palais and directly next to the “Haus der Kunst”. We thought that people should be put in the first place getting the best view and position.

We put the AU HOUSE on its position. That way we offered visitors the best view followed by the idea of designing a building with a shape between house and shelter the aim was to create a kind of “home sweet home”.

The AU HOUSE offers space for 1 or 2 people on its 5.4 sqm (166 x 320 x 220 cm) with the flexibility to change its interior accordingly. The construction is based upon wooden and metal components, which can be easily purchased at a home improvement store.

The Idea of the Gold house is to find an answer – or as conceptual counterpart – to the high living (and not affordable) costs in Munich.
As exterior “cladding” golden foil as it is used as a blanket for emergency cases was implemented. Aim of it was to use its constructive and protective qualities against sun, wind and rain. And: gold as sign of luxury and wealth and now affordable for everybody. No matter what financial background this person comes from.

The AU HOUSE offers space for 1 or 2 people on its 5.4 sqm (166 x 320 x 220 cm) with the flexibility to change its interior accordingly. The construction is based upon wooden and metal components, which can be easily purchased at a home improvement store.

The Idea of the Gold house is to find an answer – or as conceptual counterpart – to the high living (and not affordable) costs in Munich.
As exterior “cladding” golden foil as it is used as a blanket for emergency cases was implemented. Aim of it was to use its constructive and protective qualities against sun, wind and rain. And: gold as sign of luxury and wealth and now affordable for everybody. No matter what financial background this person comes from.

The Golden House at a Golden place with a Golden View for Golden People – all this for Free.