With the ideas for expeditions to extreme places developing, the house models must evolve to be suited for different conditions, both in environment and in photographic possibilities.
Today, after rigorous testing we are confident and proud to introduce the U-house [yu:-haus], developed in response to a request to a wish to bring the house to the coral reefs on the coast of Pemba. A first prototype of a submergible house was brought along for the recent expedition to Pemba. It was swept away into the Indian Ocean by the tide in the Pemba channel before an appearance could be documented. This time the house model has been subject to both laboratory tests and field tests before released onto a live expedition.
U-house Coral Test
The coral test was devised to test the aesthetic qualities of the house in a coral reef environment. Test passed.
The U-test was devised to test if the model could withstand water. Test Passed.
U-house Coral test 2
The coral test 2 was performed to verify that the asesthetic qualities were unchanged after submersion. Test Passed.
U-house Field test
The Field test was performed in an uncontrolled environment. In this case, a freezing cold puddle in a playground. Test passed.
After the series of test the house remains with full structural integrity. The only comment in the test protocol is that the black marker pen color in the windows seem to be dissolving.