Gallery: Team Rhône-Alpes’ Modular Canopea House Wins the Architecture ...

The minute we entered Team Rhône-Alpes' modular Canopea House, we were dazzled by its beautiful crown of soft dappled light, and it turns out we were not the only ones impressed by the spectacular design. The Canopea currently holds first place in this year's competition, boasting a cumulative score of 800.32, with top honors in the coveted Architecture and Operations prizes. Topped with a 10,7 kW array of photovoltaic panels that produce more than enough energy for both floors, this inviting green space also offers natural ventilation, a place to relax, and even a common laundry. Once the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe competition is complete, the team from France have even bigger ambitions to create whole "nanotowers" comprised of several Canopea homes.

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  1. marcom September 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Hello Inhabitat

    My name is Marco Antonio Murillo, I live in New Westminster, British Columbia. The contest winners came up with a great design, I myself have been working on a busiess model named Ecotecture, which I got to discuss twice with Dickson Despommier, the author of the book “The Vertical Farm”.

    I’d like to get in touch with the Canopea House Team. As a Canadian citizen and resident of British Columbia, I have the vision that the concept adapts well to our rocky mountains, an environment very similar to the Rhône-Alpes in France. Moreover, I’d like to invite the team to join me launching Ecotecture.

    Could you send me a reply with the contact information (or your suggestions), and a brief description of how do the Canopea House Team plans to implement the concept outside France? I am open to be a partner and to correspond to any inquires about our region.

    Thank you
    Marco A. Murillo
    British Columbia

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