Fiction Factory


Project Details



Amsterdam / Netherlands



Year (Design/Construction):

- / 2017

Area (Net/Gross):

- / -
Operational Carbon emissions

Operational Carbon emissions (B6) kgCO2e/m2/y:

Embodied Carbon emissions

Embodied Carbon emissions (A1-A3) kgCO2e/m2:

  • The modules that compose a Wikkelhouse are entirely factory made and then transported to each location.
  • The design is light so it does not need heavy foundations.
  • More than 60% of the design is made of wooden materials.
  • The structure of each segment is made of glued layers of cardboard.
  • The insulation of the building is made of flax fiber.
  • The design aims to be energy neutral with the optional addition of solar panels on the roof.

Project description as provided by the architects.

Wikkelhouse is a flexible concept. Individual segments are linked together into a house, a fair booth, a showroom or an office using invisible links. Fiction Factory is a creative and innovative company in Amsterdam and can be your partner for a tailor made version.

The base of the Wikkelhouse is ‘virgin fiber paperboard’, which is made from Scandinavian trees. This so called goldboard is wrapped around a huge mold, with a method patented by RS Developments, while environmentally friendly glue is added. This creates a tough and insulating sandwich structure. By this wrapping process a heat insulation and construction method are integrated in a sustainable way. Afterwards each segment is finished with a protective film and a shell of wooden slats.

Wikkelhouse meets the criteria for temporary or permanent housing. It is about eight times more durable than traditional construction.

The building can be placed within a day and can be supplied with glass facades or closed. It is a unique and contemporary design that creates livable, unique and creative spaces.


Content credits as follows:

– Copy & film: Credit Wikkelhouse

– Photography: Credit Yvonne Witte

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Website: www.wikkelhouse.com

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