Oliver Schütte No Footprint House Residential Prototype
No Footprint House Residential Prototype is Silver Design Award winner in 2019 - 2020 Sustainable Products, Projects and Green Design Award Category.
No Footprint House Residential Prototype

The NFH is developed for serial production, based on a larger toolbox of prefabricated residential typologies. A first prototype was built for a European family in the southwest of Costa Rica. They chose a two-bedroom configuration with steel structure and pine wood finishes, which was shipped to its target location on one single truck. The building is designed around a central service core in order to optimize logistical efficiency regarding assembly, maintenance and usage. The project seeks for integral sustainability in terms of its economic, environmental, social and spatial performance.

No Footprint House Residential Prototype
Oliver Schütte No Footprint House
Oliver Schütte Residential Prototype
Oliver Schütte design
Oliver Schütte design
Oliver Schütte

I was educated as an architect, which is a profession that naturally interacts with a lot of other professionals who are related to the process of planning and building. Through personal drive and external influences, I started to look way beyond that group of people to think about development in a broader and global sense. I was lucky to work with a series of masters and colleagues whom I admire and who encouraged me in pursuing that path. My own office now focuses on breaking those boundaries of single professions or perspectives in order to co-create through our interdisciplinary work methodology. We design for development with participatory and multi-stakeholder approaches, which has led us to a very interesting variety of topics and scales that we deal with on a daily basis. The results are often surprising and reaffirming in the sense of finding meaning and added value by working together.

A-01 (A Company / A Foundation)

A-01 is a multidisciplinary network organization. We link different entities for the co-creation of integrally sustainable solutions in urban and rural development. Our work methodology is designed to break the boundaries of a single profession or perspective in order to allow for a holistic approach that shapes our products. We envision a long-term impact that involves economic growth, a high quality spatial surrounding, a responsible use of natural resources and an equal social development. This complex set of factors that we simply refer to as "the 4 E’s" -Economy, Engineering, Environment, and Equity- is researched and brought into an optimized relationship. A topical focus is set according to the specific project requirements. Each assignment is carried out with a custom-fit team of experts, introducing A Company and its non-profit counterpart A Foundation as operational vehicles. While the company is dedicated to local consulting and planning services, the foundation researches and communicates transformative processes with respect to the urban and rural conditions worldwide.