Gallery: East Meets West in Tongji University’s Para Eco-House Design f...

 
China's Tongji University architectural students have drawn inspiration from Daoist principles of passive and active forces with Para Eco-House, their entry into the 2012 European Solar Decathlon, while also incorporating the Western philosophies of independence and autonomy. Responding to questions of energy efficiency, they installed a Photovoltaic-Thermal, but they also used Passivhaus strategies in order to minimize energy use. The resulting house is increasingly self sufficient and can function largely off-grid, and it also fits in with a more Western view of individuality. That's pretty deep for a house!

Read the rest of this entry »

LEAVE A COMMENT

or your inhabitat account below



get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home