Studio Vural designs off-the-grid Dune House in Cape Cod
March 11, 2020 - Barnstable
Brooklyn-based architecture practice Studio Vural has envisioned dune house, an off-the-grid residence in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
The project is situated on the beach principal Selim Vural vacations every year and was inspired by a squid’s rainbow flash at a nighttime fishing expedition.
Experiencing the colorful flash Mr. Vural thought; “if squids can power themselves, so should houses”.
Dune House features a design that blends seamlessly with nature and can be only recognizable from the sea.
The unplugged house has an autonomous power network energized by a solar field and miniature wind turbines designed to produce more clean energy than the one being consumed.
The high energy efficiency is enabled by burrowing the house under the dunes, anchoring the foundation into geothermal temperatures of sand, consequently blanketing 80% of the envelope.
The dune house is what Selim Vural calls the next generation of hyper-sustainable houses which “must be aggressively pursued to turn the tables on climate change.”
Images are by Studio Vural