HiLo is being developed as part of the NEST project at EMPA.  130613_109_Aussenperspektive_005

NEST after completion with HiLo’s conceptual design shown at the top corner. Copyright Empa / Gramazio & Kohler

“NEST is a dynamic, modular research and demonstration platform for advanced and innovative building technologies in the heart of the Empa-Eawag campus. As a «future living and working lab» it allows novel materials and components and innovative systems to be tested, demonstrated and optimized under real-world conditions: NEST will be used as guest house and experimental office space.” (From the EMPA NEST site)

130613_109_Innenperspektive_002Atrium inside the NEST backbone providing access to HiLo and other units. Copyright Empa / Gramazio & Kohler

More information can be found on the NEST website here. See also the NEST brochure and NEST flyer.

urlNEST architectural model with HiLo’s conceptual design shown on the top left.

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