solarys livingbox

the Solarys Modular System by Michele Leonardi architect ©

1995; August 2005







Solarys is conceived as minimal preassembled living units linked by a similar system to those of train carriages. Such standardised link allows interconnection between various symmetrical, asymmetrical spaces of different shapes and functions.  This is possible by using special trucks, as shown in the images.

Each livingbox can also be partially or entirely preassembled before delivery at less cost and quicker than being built on site.



Another feature of Solarys is the formation, space, and constructive reticular system of “sandwich panels”, held by large metallic hinges.  The number of units involved and shapes depends on the individual’s needs, so each “livingbox”  can be of different size too.

The first advantage of a modular system is that it can be built over time and, for example, starting just with an open kitchen plan, a bedroom, and a bathroom.  

Therefore, the next benefit for “first buyers” is a reduced initial budget.  Instead of standard cubes, all spaces can be uniquely and geometrically shaped.  And lastly, it is possible to relocate with the entire system or simply detach a single unit for extraordinary  maintenance.



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I published my project first time in November 2005 on the "Livingbox" international competition for prefabricated houses. Then I submitted my project to many house prefabrication companies, however none of them ever answered me.


But here below is the demonstration that my prefabrication house system was valid, that is my project is feasible, because recently the company M.A.D.I. has marketed a project of "M.A.D.I. HOME FLATPACK" by the Italian architect Renato Vidal, who demonstrates more generally that the folding system is valid and effective:













Even the longest journey begins with a first step! Systemic Habitats is on line since the 18th of May 2012. This website was created to publish online my ebook "Towards another habitat" on the contemporary architecture and urbanism. Later many other contents were added. For their direct or indirect contribution to its realisation, we would like to thank: Roberto Vacca, Marco Pizzuti, Fiorenzo and Raffaella Zampieri, Antonella Todeschini, All the Amici di Marco Todeschini, Ecaterina Bagrin, Stefania Ciocchetti, Marcello Leonardi, Joseph Davidovits, Frédéric Davidovits, Rossella Sinisi, Pasquale Cascella, Carlo Cesana, Filippo Schiavetti Arcangeli, Laura Pane, Antonio Montemiglio, Patrizia Piras, Bruno Nicola Rapisarda, Ruberto Ruberti, Marco Cicconcelli, Ezio Prato, Sveva Labriola, Rosario Francalanza, Giacinto Sabellotti, All the Amici di Gigi, Ruth and Ricky Meghiddo, Natalie Edwards, Rafael Schmitd, Nicola Romano, Sergio Bianchi, Cesare Rocchi, Henri Bertand, Philippe Salgarolo, Paolo Piva, Norbert Trenkle, Gaetano Giuseppe Magro, Carlo Blangiforti, Mario Ludovico, Riccardo Viola, Giulio Peruzzi, Ahmed Elgazzar, and last but not least the kind Staff of Ionos.   M.L.














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