The SOFT HOUSE, a work/live project for IBA offers a new model for collective carbon negative living. The locally-made solid wood construction is enduring. With no glue or hardware, it sequesters carbon and can be fully recycled.
The domestic infrastructure is designed to be soft, upgradable and mobile to respond to environmental conditions. A textile façade turns to track the sun, generate energy, provide views and create a changing public identity for residents. Mobile curtains provide LED lighting and configure interior space, giving homeowners the flexibility to adapt to their changing needs.