The World in a Shell is not harmful to the
environment. It is a flexible space saving and durable unit that
can be re-produced on a large scale and that contains newly
developed components which may be used for various other applications.
Sustainability finds expression in the use of energy sources,
insulation materials, weight saving materials and constructions.
A modular interior was designed
to enhance the flexibility, functionality and space-efficiency
of the working and living area. There may be as
many as 90 modules, each serving one or more specific
functions; e.g. kitchen facilities, toiletry, water
recycling, temperature regulation, multimedia, etc.
The standardized design of these units makes storage,
transportation and reorganization of the modules
simple and safe. This system is somewhat analogical
to the 'LEGO' system combined with ‘FireWire’
Artist impression of equipment
The unit contains all the basic necessities, including those
related to cooking, sleeping, and sanitation. It also has
communication and multi-media equipment as well as a set of hardware tools..
The World in a Shell the worlds most powerful and mobile mini-grid system
for its size. The hybrid energy generation of solar and wind energy is
crucial to charge the 72 kw/h capacity of the two independent 24 volt
energy banks. There are 16 outlets in and outside the container.
Appliances consume AC or DC current and one single cable is used
to connect them to each other..
All the equipment for the mobile laboratory is designed
for multipurpose functions and according to ISO norms:
changes to external dimensions or structural changes
with impact on stability are avoided. The leg devices
lift and lower the entire unit with all its components
and equipment, enabling self generated loading and
offloading from trucks anywhere in the world. Equipped
with this system, the unit can be transported by any
road-vehicle capable of carrying freight containers
and any other mode of transport for that purpose,
like trains and ships.
Covering tent construction
This lightweight cover provides insulation in various
weather conditions and enhances the aesthetics of
the container’s appearance. It also functions
as a light absorbent for energy generation, and provides
protection from insects and other unwanted animals.
The container is capable of operating independently
in any climatic condition, dessert to North Pole.
Crucial aspects include the insulation of the walls,
the cover tent and the climate control system within
The container will be equipped with state of the art
computing, multi-media and communication equipment,
allowing the user to exchange ideas with people throughout
the world. These devices function on low voltage to
showing 3d rendering of the container.
TO FACTS & FIGURES
3D rendering of the container
The battery power supply built
in to the floor of the container
Illustration of canopy deployment
The container with the canopy