Self-Sufficient Living on Water
In the autartec® research project, 15 partners from southern Brandenburg and Eastern Saxony have been jointly designing, developing and implementing technologies for autarkic buildings. Based on the competencies in the fields of energy-efficient design and building, the design of highly functional products and the implementation of permanently floating houses in the Brandenburg lake district, a design has been realized that combines energy-autarkic living with aesthetic living culture.
The floating autartec® house is a symbol of a liberal and autonomous living culture spanning three interdependent utilities sectors: electric energy, thermal energy, and water treatment. The building's three interpenetrating cubes mirror the corresponding areas of autonomy. The sculptural appearance of the building is topologically structured into different surfaces that are optimally positioned for their respective energy intake.
Following a 5-year development phase, the house was officially completed in the spring of 2019. The floating house offers many chances of becoming a cradle for further activities regarding new ways of life on both land and water. Located at the lake Bergheide in the Lusatia region, the concept contributes to the future-oriented redesign of this former mining region.