A prefabricated tiny house using recycled Tetra Pack Cartons as wall and roof material, the Tetra Pod brings together unique design while playing a part in the local, circular economy.
The Tetra Pod is a 64sqm home with all living amenities elevated 40cm off the ground, built from wood, steel, glass and recycled materials. The architecture aspired to blend the pod into its surroundings by making use of the recycled materials’ reflective characteristics, while strategically placed openings carefully frame view corridors.
Stilt Studios, the designers, believe they have the responsibility for multiple aspects, creating unique designs and reducing the environmental impact of our buildings as well as making these designs available to everybody. The architect was Alexis Dornier.
Tetra Pod has received a Preliminary EDGE Advanced Certificate from Green Building Council Indonesia.
Predicted Savings of EDGE Certification
Less Embodied Energy in Materials
Reduced Window to Wall Ratio, Insulation of Roof and Walls, Low-E Coated Glass, Water Cooled Chiller, Efficient Boiler, and Solar Panels.
Dual-Flush Water closets, water efficient urinals, faucets, and a black water treatment and recycling system.
Floor and roof in-situ concrete slab, external and internal walls of autoclave aerated blocks, stone tiles and slabs, aluminum window frames and polyurethane insulation.
*Part of the energy efficiency percentage may be associated with virtual energy for comfort depending on the presence of heating and cooling systems. Note that virtual energy does not contribute savings to utility bills.