The D*Haus - Dynamic Prefab Modular House

About The D*Haus Company

Description from architects

Conceived for the harsh, climatic extremes from ‘Lapland to Cape Horn and Aleutians to Auckland’ The D*Haus concept can respond dynamically to its environment by controlled adaptation to seasonal, meteorological and astronomical conditions.

The modular flexibility of the D*Haus allows adaptation from winter to summer, and day to night by literally moving inside itself. The thick heavy external walls unfold into internal walls allowing glass internal walls to become facades. Doors become windows and vice versa.

Dynamic Architecture
Like a Rubiks Cube

In the winter time, the prefab modular house is in a square formation, with small windows and high thermal mass. It literally hugs itself. As the season’s change and the climate warms, the house opens up, like a flower opens up to allow light and air to penetrate the inside of the modular building offering full panoramic views of the surroundings.

D*Dynamic literally unfolds itself like a Rubiks Cube. The internal walls become external walls, doors become windows and windows become doors. A prefab modular house like this has never been done before in the history of architecture and we believe that creating buildings that can adapt and change is a much more sustainable way of living.

It Mimics Nature
Ecological Haus

Solar radiation from the Sun can have a significant impact on a building’s performance. Whilst often a source of overheating due to inadequate controls, with thoughtful design it can provide a cheap and abundant source of energy in your building. This energy can be utilised to heat spaces in winter, provide hot water, and even generate ventilation for cooling in summer.

Winter Haus / Summer Haus
How It Works

Over the course of the year, D*Haus changes form to respond to its environment. It mimics nature. The modular prefab house opens up to respond to the environmental conditions, much like a flower opening over the course of a day.

A Kit Of Parts
Eight Houses In One

The modular prefab house is a product of an applied mathematical realisation. Thus from a manufacturing point of view, the design deploys only one set of materials to achieve the flexible possibilities which its design invites. This means that less waste is produced during the manufacturing process, and from a mass-production point of view, D*Dynmaic offers savings in both time and materials.


About The D*Haus Company

The D*Haus Company is an experimental Architecture and Design practice. We strive to make complicated things simple. Established in 2010 as a design collective comprised of Architects, Artists, Sculptors, Web Developers and Product Designers we express our ideas through the mediums of architecture, furniture and design.

AddressThe D*Haus Company, Unit 13 Old Dairy Court, 17 Crouch Hill, London N4 4AP, UK
Phone+44 (0)7828 825 580
+44 (0)7590 719 456

The D*Haus - Dynamic Prefab Modular House