Futuristic, funky, green powered and recyclable – that’s the Komb house by Karim Rashid, who believes that “design is about the betterment of our lives poetically, aesthetically, experientially, sensorially, and emotionally.”
These beliefs have translated into a unique home concept that considers both the dimensions of modern human life and the life-cycle of building materials.
It can be disassembled easily and its wood, metal, and glass materials (as well as its solar panels) can be reused in other applications.
A key feature of the home is its use of repeating reclaimed wood “fins” set at slightly different angles, which give the home a kind of fluid shape while filtering natural daylight and creating some interesting shadows.
Komb house contains a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and a central living space that draws its inspiration from Islamic patios, featuring an oasis with a skylight and a center plunge pool (replenished by filtered rainwater).
A kinetic art sculpture levitates above the pool, rotating to capture wind power while providing green power for the home.