Andrew Michler

9 Green Architecture Student Projects That Make the Grade

by , 08/25/10

Recycled Cardboard Building by Auburn University

A small team of students at Auburn University sought to prove a waste material’s viability as a construction product by creating a functional small building out of waxed corrugated cardboard bails. Their success paves the way for experimenting with common materials in new ways.

FabLab House by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia

The FabLab House, a solar panel-covered passive building designed by a team from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, is perhaps the funkiest house we covered for the 2010 Solar Decathlon. This three-legged house is clad in solar panels and is chock full of tricks to keep it cool during the heated competition.


Lumenhaus by Virginia Tech University

The champion of the 2010 Solar Decathlon was the stunning Lumenhaus designed by students of Virginia Tech University. They just squeezed past the IKAROS House by the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany with a design that adapts precisely to the owner’s needs and the current weather conditions. The home pushes the limits of sustainable design and is an incredible vision of the future of sustainable building.


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