Project U-tope is the development of a completely self-sufficient, luxury, vacation home. The development of this project comes from the collaborative effort between Naked Architecure , Atelier Willem Noyons and the Hogeschool Utrecht. The prototype is being designed and built by a team of engineering students.

There is a high degree of innovation in the U-tope. The self-sustainability in the design will hold true for the electric and water supply. Also to combine a high level of comfort with the versatility of the home is quite a feat. Because the U-tope is designed to have a high level of self-sustainability and mobility, it is a very flexible project with many possibilities.

The main goal is to discover the possibilities of sustainability in a vacation home with the first step being the building of a prototype. The main aspects of the projects are its practicality and compatibility. The purpose of building a prototype is to gather information about the project and to use the information we learn to build a second prototype. Through the information we gather from this build, future prototypes will be built by students and businesses alike

Cultural Changes in the Construction Sector

Cultural Changes in the Construction Area

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