Diogene modern-exterior


"Diogene," a cabin designed by Renzo Piano and RPBW for Vitra, installed at the Vitra Campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany. Photo: © Vitra

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John Hill added this to The Gable Goes Mobile, Micro and Mod
Piano's design is easily the smallest dwelling of the three covered here, and this makes it as much a statement as anything. But Diogene is also a fully loaded package that, like an airplane, takes advantage of every square inch of space. This analogy extends to the aluminum exterior, whose windows and rivets look airplane-like. On the exterior we can see the photovoltaic panels and solar water tubes mounted to half of the gable roof. There is also a rainwater tank underneath the floor that, combined with a biological toilet, aims for the building to work off the grid.

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Diogene 80 square feet This prototype house, developed by Priztker Prize–winning architect Renzo Piano, was installed on the Vitra campus in Weil am Rhein, Germany, in June 2013. The name Diogene refers to the Greek philosopher Diogenes of Sinope, who supposedly lived in a barrel in the Athenian agora to reject the amenities of civilized life. Piano's interest in small dwellings goes back to his student days, but he didn't realize anything until Diogene in 2009. Following the project's publication in one of his monographs, he teamed with furniture maker Vitra to mass produce the model. The prototype on the Vitra lawn is considered an experiment that will be tweaked before production begins.
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