Gallery: New Zealand’s First Light Solar Decathlon House Puts an Innova...

photograph © Jill Fehrenbacher for Inhabitat
 
This year’s Solar Decathlon home design competition saw many fresh takes on the solar-powered prefab home, but Team New Zealand stood out from the pack with its elegant, light-filled, wood clad home. Built by students from the Victoria University of Wellington, the beach house inspired First Light home has a breezy, open feel with the invigorating smell of freshly cut cedar planks emanating throughout. Check out our exclusive photos of this seemingly basic but surprisingly innovative house, which is currently on display at the 2011 Solar Decathlon competition on the National Mall in Washington DC.

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  1. bmg42694 January 12, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    I NEED this house. I saw it at the Solar Decathlon and its my dream home ever since. ^.^

  2. stark00 October 10, 2011 at 3:33 am

    Just a wee correction.. the concrete table has been mentioned as a design by Flexus, when it was infact a student from the team who designed it. Flexus did provide the concrete however.
    Thanks!

  3. stuart ward October 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Congratulations to all the teams involved and welldone team NZ and team Maryland – cant wait for next years productions. Personally speaking -it would be nice to see biomimcry and natural shapes being introduced introduced for the future.

    welldone

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