Cocoon BioFloss would enable people to grow their own micro homes - architecture and design

Cocoon BioFloss would enable people to grow their own micro homes



The latest movie in our Dezeen x MINI Living series explores architect Maria Vergopoulou's concept for self-build micro homes made of bioplastic, which came third in the Dezeen x MINI Living Future Urban Home Competition. 
The proposal, called Cocoon BioFloss, features clusters of pod-like homes made from thin bioplastic fibres, which resemble strands of candy floss.
Maria Vergopoulou proposed building houses from bioplastic
The concept was submitted by Vergopoulou in response to the Dezeen x MINI Living Future Urban Home Competition brief, which asked Dezeen readers to design a home that would address the challenges cities could face in 100 years time.
In her proposal, the UK-based architect imagines an "economically and politically uncertain" future in which resources are scarce. She predicts that this would lead to the emergence of a new DIY movement, and spark innovations in construction technology. The proposal imagines a future in which resources are scarce, forcing communities to growing their own produce
Traditional building materials such as brick and concrete would be replaced by bioplastic, a renewable material derived from agricultural bi-products.
The material's ingredients would be harvested from organic matter such as sunflowers, potatoes and apples, which would be grown on site by the buildings' occupants.
Vergopoulou said this would would make Cocoon BioFloss "accessible and affordable", as well as sustainable.
BioFloss would be applied ...
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