vivihouse brings timber construction back to the cities
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vivihouse is an innovative building system for the construction of multi-storey mixed-use houses. It is based on a modular timber skeleton structure that is optimised specifically for the use of ecological materials: like straw bales for insulation, timber frames or lime and clay plasters.

  • because healthy living and working affects us all
  • because low energy consumption is eco-friendly and lowers costs
  • because grandchildren only thrive in a healthy ecosystem

vivihouse is long-lasting and adjustable

vivihouse can be adapted to different plots, uses, amount of storeys and flavours and can even be disassembled, transported and reassembled anywhere.

  • because nobody knows how we will live in fifty years
  • because it is smart to be able to react to the unpredictable in a resource-saving way
  • because the circular economy sets new standards
vivihouse is open to everyone

Anyone who wishes can build vivihouse components themselves: Depending on requirements and abilities, vivihouse encourages supervised workshops for lay persons, but also suits for carpenters as well as for computer-aided processes in fab labs. A cooperation platform will enable planners to further develop building technology in the long term.

  • because it is fulfilling to help create one’s environment
  • because everyone benefits from diversity: professionals as well as lay persons
  • because the advantages of DIY, traditional craftsmanship, digital production and Open Source are in their combination