Interesting home is delivered on a truck

Interesting truck-deliverable homeMy civil engineering friends get a bit fed up with the impractical musings of architects – the ones that end up in things which can’t be built because concrete just isn’t strong enough, or they know the roof will leak, or what ever.

Anyway, when savvy architects get together with imaginative engineers, wonderful stuff can emerge.

Take a look at this interesting idea for a home that can be delivered on a lorry.

That said, and what do I know, I feel a bit of a curve around the top would be nice.

La Machine Home is completely pre-fabricated off-site, and has a lot in common with a mobile home.

The inside is beautifully done in wood.

I wonder if the roof leaks…

Tags: architects, civil engineering

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2 Comments

  1. steve bush
    January 28, 2014 15:38

    Hi Steve
    The funny thing is, the sea doesn’t seen to be anywhere near, even though it looks like a conning tower.
    I read somewhere it might have been inspired by Airstream caravans (‘trailers’) – the older examples of which are beautiful things IMHO.
    A lovely idea though.
    Given my way, I would have something similar, but round, and with maybe three stories, with a place on top from which to watch the sun go down.
    Oh heck, I am day dreaming again, of a grain silo with windows and a flat roof.

  2. Steve Kurt
    January 24, 2014 20:51

    Someone was thinking outside of the box….

    It is certainly unique! I can’t decide if it was inspired by a nautical theme, as suggested by the port holes, or if it was derived from aeronautical themes. It does appear that it could be a slice from an airfoil. I wonder how well it handled quartering winds while being towed down the road?

    I’m not ruling out the possiblity that it might actually be a partially flattened grain silo too…
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Ralls_Texas_Grain_Silos_2010.jpg

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