Game-changing patented technology
Climate resilient structure
Offgridable & nature friendly
We reduce climate risk for buildings and make the building sector greener. International patent pending.
TRIPOD HOUSE will to be part of the green technology solution for the construction industry of the future. We have created an alternative load-bearing system for buildings that is both strong and easy to set up. Our business model is based on licensing, which allows us to enter the market faster. Our customers will be the construction industry, with associated value chains, where our technology will be used in respective markets and products. The founders, which consists of a business developer, an engineer and a civil architect, has been working with the product and business development since 2018.
TRIPOD HOUSE's strategy is to include the following technologies and solutions into our products and way of doing business:
Blockchain and smart contracts for seamless international business
In-house vertical farming for food production
Offgrid energy production using thermic/solar, batteries and green hydrogen storage
Integrated smart furniture-systems inside and outside
Hurricane protection systems for risk-areas based on the unique form
Fire protection systems for risk-areas based on the unique form
Snow load protection for risk-areas based on the unique form
Flooding protection for risk-areas sealing lower part of building as a "boat"
Earth-quake protection for risk-areas using shock absorption in the 3 "legs"
TRIPOD HOUSE's mission is to create People-Planet-Profit (PPP) value for all stakeholder through improving status quo for human beings, environment, climate, society, democracy, wellbeing, owners, employees, founders, partners and customers.
Physical climate-risk and climate emissions
TRIPOD HOUSE brings solutions to both of the two major problems the building industry is facing (as mentioned in Deloitte's "Putting the construction sector at the core of the climate change debate" here):
Problem 1 - Physical climate risk for buildings:
The triangular pyramid-shaped houses and the building system are designed to withstand extreme weather better than most other buildings. The triangular pyramid-shaped structure (tetrahedron) is known for its special strength. These principles have been known since ancient times. We also see the strength in how the use of the "tripod" is used as a support stand for cameras and other heavy objects that needs stability.
Problem 2 - 40% of global climate emissions:
The construction industry accounts for 40% of the world's climate emissions and has not yet undergone significant green restructuring. Concrete is still widely used for wind bracing of buildings (stair cores, elevator shafts, concrete walls, etc.). TRIPOD HOUSE’s alternative system contributes to reduce emissions in the construction industry and at the same time open up for greater architectural freedom in relation to the location of wind bracing as well as in the design of stair systems and elevator shafts. Architects will be able to use the company's solutions for the entire load-bearing system of buildings, which will have the potential to create new exciting solutions. The company's strong international patent-pending (PCT) technology is a three-dimensional supporting system for buildings, where each individual unit is designed as a triangular pyramid of timber or steel beams. The system is less material-intensive and quick to set up on the construction site, thus contributing to shorter construction time and less emissions. The company has also developed its own green product line TRIPOD HOMES for climate-robust offgrid houses with a built-in energy supply and which stand on three «legs» only - without a traditional foundation. TRIPOD HOMES will be delivered to the market both as an offgridable and climate-robust house; which meets both major challenges in the construction industry in one.
Natural disasters affect 217 million in flooding, extreme storms, wild fires and heavy snowfall each year.
Governments and insurance industry are looking for new ways to build. Traditional square houses are not as strong.
Liberated living that doesn't cost the environment.
TRIPOD HOMES are perfect for growing your own food through vertical farming and storing of own produced energy through green hydrogen. There are no need for destroying the ecosystem on the property through digging. These homes only need three foundation points instead of a full wall. Your home becomes stronger with less material. And its perfect for flooding- og hurricane-risk areas.
A growing global market in need for new kind of buildings.
The global market has a turnover of around 9.6 trillion dollars. Global policies are now influencing demand in an increasingly climate-resilient and green climate-neutral direction; which will force the industry on a new and more sustainable path. There will be a need for renewal in the way a building is constructed, which both maintains a smaller climate footprint and at the same time makes buildings climate-resilient. Our strong patent pending on the TRIPOD SYSTEM as well as our green product line both hit very well in the market situation that is now changing. The company wants to take a leading position with a new standard in the industry. We have already received several requests for TRIPOD HOMES from both the industry and end users from around the world.
Our green product line already covers an open hole in the market. While the construction industry is otherwise concerned with putting green and sustainable solutions "on top" of existing construction methods, we have integrated everything directly into our new and innovative way of building. This is how we deliver buildings that will be able to withstand more extreme weather, be faster to set up, use less materials, produce your own energy, be kinder to nature on the building site and look smashing!
The need from the market is very clear:
The main markets for TRIPOD HOMES are areas in the world where climate change is most noticeable. Here, people live in increasing real danger.
Do we see a blue ocean opportunity?
According to our market research in the USA, there are currently no competitors who combine both offgrid opportunity and climate resilience in one and the same product as we do through our green product line TRIPOD HOMES. We have also not been able to identify competitors for our innovative load-bearing system TRIPOD SYSTEM that can renew the way we design buildings in a sustainable and climate-friendly way.
80% positive in a US market study
Our market research in the USA showed that as many as 80% of the respondents were positive about TRIPOD HOMES (out of 1155). The conclusion of the study, conducted by Embry-Riddle University in Arizona, was: "After analyzing the survey and poll results, it is very clear that there is strong market interest. Many end users love the innovative design, the weather resilient characteristics, as well as the eco-friendly initiative that Tripod House is instilling."
Other excerpts from the market research say:
There is no direct competition to Tripod House.
Most of the competing designs simply utilize scaled down versions of larger homes.
The strongest benefit of Tripod House for the existing market conditions is most certainly the ability of the system to be assembled off-grid and perform off-grid with endless possibilities of enhancements
A Tripod House is radically different from typical homes, and if the people who live in them can come together, the positive user stories will spread and work as viral marketing.
Unlike conventional homes, the triangle design allows wind to roll up, over, and around the structure naturally.
Another weather capability this design offers is the elimination of rooftop snow accumulation.
Another design strength is the maximization of daytime light.
Tripod House may be able to capitalize on is consumer federal tax incentives [for sustainable living solutions].
Tripod House has within this opportunity is the fact that solar is a standard feature which automatically qualifies the home for the federal tax break known as Form 5695, Residential Energy Credits.
If Tripod House can show proof that it’s product is more resistant to various damages on typical homes, it should be able to get the homeowner reduced insurance prices.
The sleek and innovative design demonstrates a fresh and modern approach to the traditional living style.
Bringing light and nature into our homes.
No lost space due to the sharp angle of the walls. Only more of what makes life more joyful - natural light and nature.
Licensing-model and decentralized supply-chain.
The business model is based on licensing of the system technology, so that the industry can use the solution, as well as sales of the company's own green product line with the same building system. Based on the company's strong patent pending, further methods, systems and products will be developed where all relevant rights are patent protected in collaboration with a patent office.
TRIPOD SYSTEM creates a whole new way of thinking
TRIPOD SYSTEM is a three-dimensional alternative support system for construction that simplifies many of the most expensive, time-consuming and climate-damaging processes in the traditional construction industry. The technology has the potential to renew the way one constructs buildings - through strong structures based on tetrahedral construction in a crystalline scalable form. This alternative solution will reduce emissions in the construction industry and at the same time open up for greater architectural freedom in relation to the location of wind bracing as well as in the design of stair systems and elevator shafts. Architects will be able to use the TRIPOD SYSTEM for the entire load-bearing system of buildings, which will have the potential to create new exciting solutions. The patent-pending technology is a three-dimensional support system for buildings, where each unit is designed as a triangular pyramid of glulam or steel beams. The system is quick to set up on the construction site and thus contributes to shorter construction time. In the areas of the building where TRIPOD SYSTEM is used - one will in many cases be able to reduce the need for load-bearing walls - which in turn opens up for a more flexible use of the building.
TRIPOD SYSTEM consists of triangular pyramids of glulam or of steel beams that are assembled using couplings supplied in a TP-Kit (one kit for each pyramid that is built together).
A TP-Kit consists of:
one TP headpiece (“Primary Joint”)
three TP sockets ("Junction Portions»)
three TP shoulder pieces ("Mountings") per floor
three TP shoe pieces when mounting on a foundation
The TP head piece gathers the three corner posts at the top of each pyramid like a three-armed roof truss. The headpiece will also serve as a foundation for the next pyramid (located above) via one of the TP sockets and a TP shoe piece. The TP sockets also connect each of the corner posts to two of the bottom posts.
The building can be founded in points instead of the traditional foundation wall. The TP sockets are then connected to the TP shoe pieces that are attached to the point foundations in the three corners.
TRIPOD SYSTEM ensures a cohesive surface on the building, regardless of shape and can be used regardless of the external shape of the building.
International patent: PCT/NO2020/050199 - «Triangular pyramidal structure, a system and method for fabricating same»
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Prices act as an example and represent high-end markets like Norway (USA at about 70%)
Prerequisite: Licenses sold with an average price of 100 USD per m2 for regular homes and 140 USD per m2 for public and office buildings.
A license of USD 500' will give a developer the right to build a construction site of about 40 houses using our load-bearing structure technology TRIPOD SYSTEM.
Alternatively, a license of USD 500' can give a developer the right to build a public building of 3750 m2 using our load-bearing structure technology TRIPOD SYSTEM.
Both cases have great scaling potential.
The business wheel works from the centre and out and shows our way towards building a successful business.