Czech architecture firm Atelier SAD has introduced Port X, a modular prefabricated home that can be built on land or can float on the water. It is available in a variety of sizes and can operate on or off the grid.
Port X consists of several prefabricated C-shaped modules that can be combined to create a home for one or more people. The three-module version has 538 square feet of space, including a terrace, and is designed to accommodate one person. The five-module Port X measures 839 square feet, plus a terrace, and is designed to house a family. More modules can be attached if necessary. Atelier SAD can also provide a 10-module structure to be used as a business showroom or exhibition space.
The interior of the portable structure includes larch wood floors, walls, ceilings, and terrace. Plasterboard walls divide the space into separate rooms. The hallway and bedrooms include built-in cabinets. The kitchen has a sink, refrigerator, washing machine, and dishwasher. The building has opening and fixed windows that face away from the shore. The windows and skylights offer natural lighting, while LEDs provide electric lighting.
The Port X can be built in either a land or houseboat version. The houseboat includes a separate pontoon base that allows it to float. When it is docked, a footbridge provides access to the structure.
The portable building can also include additional features, such as solar panels and wind turbines, that allow it to generate its own electricity. The homes are also easy to disassemble and reassemble in another location.