Gallery: Four Andalusian Universities Collaborate to Create Versatile, ...

Universities across Andalusia have joined forces to create the Patio 2.12 house, a Solar Decathlon Europe entry that combines modern concepts and efficiency with more traditional Mediterranean aesthetics. The modular buildings have a shaded courtyard at their heart, they can be configured in alternative ways to create many different designs to suit various client needs, and they are prefabricated off-site to minimize construction time and wasted materials. The team has utilized timber from responsibly managed forests and, inspired by a classic Andalusian design for temperature control, will line the individual modules with ceramics. Read on for more details on this Solar Decathlon entry.

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