Gallery: Empowerhouse Moves Beyond the Solar Decathlon to Become Real H...

"This project fulfills a longstanding vision of our team to create a house that would endure in a meaningful way after the Solar Decathlon was over,” said Joel Towers, executive dean of Parsons The New School for Design. “Empowerhouse illustrates The New School's commitment to design-led civic engagement, and is a true model of affordable sustainable housing that has the potential for national as well as international replication. Due to the success of this project, Parsons is now in the planning stages of a second project to build a home with Habitat in Philadelphia."

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  1. James E Argh December 28, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    “(Empowerhoue)…has the potential for national as well as international replication”. In which case I say god help us all! Once you get past the good intentions and the green specs, this house is an abomination that ignores proportion, contextualism and the basics of good design. I’m sure the project’s grads will eventually enter the marketplace and give our cities and ‘burbs endless “replication” of structures designed from the inside out.

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