Polycarbonate

Rahmen is a floating home with polycarbonate walls and sliding doors. This lightweight construction provides an optimum sealing against rain and wind, a good distribution of light inside the house, and the open floorboards allow an excellent ventilation. The indoor climate is dry, but we take advantage of the greehouse effect, which means that we …

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Environment Bubble

In his 1965 article A home is not a house the architectural historian and theoretician Reyner Banham developed an infrastructural approach to dwelling. Based on his observation of ever-more-flimsy architectures that are made habitable by ever-more-massive machinery he started thinking from a standard of living package right away – which can be a radio, a …

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Toilet

The toilet was definitely a big topic. Being offgrid on the water can require a lot of high tech equipment – but for the toilet simple solutions are the best. We could have easily installed a retention tank but even this comes with filters and electrical components that we wanted to avoid. We decided for …

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