Water house built in Hungary
Posted on Aug 10 2014 | IANS
Budapest, Aug 10 : The world's first water house has been built in central Hungary.The house is 10 sq.metres. It was based on an invention by a 33-year-old Hungarian architect Matyas Gutai, who has made efficient use of water in architecture for 10 years.
In the water house several centimeters of water flows between the outer and inner layers of the walls, and between the double glass surfaces. Not only the side walls, floors and the ceilings are also filled with water.
The flowing water in the house provides an equalising effect, just like the equalising effect of the water that covers 73 percent of the Earth's surface, thereby increasing comfort, he added.
Gutai said his invention can be successfully applied to any type of building, but mainly to large glass surfaces.
The Budapest University of Technology and Economics and the University of Tokyo participated in the implementation of the water house prototype. The European Union supported its construction with about 36 million Hungarian forints (about USD 153, 000), which accounted for 67 percent of the total budget.
Gutai spent his middle school years in Kecskemet, and graduated from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Currently he works as a researcher at the University of Tokyo.