Gallery: Team New Jersey’s Concrete ENJOY House Bucks the Tide at the 2...

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Team New Jersey is bucking the tide at this year’s Solar Decathlon by shrugging off lightweight construction and relying on concrete to realize a super efficient and robust home. The ENJOY house, with the “NJ” for its home state, is the product of a collaborative effort between Rutgers University and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. The house is the idealized version of a small family home on the Atlantic coast that connects effortlessly with its site, but protects from some of the worst the ocean can throw at it. The home also has a great modernist flair with an exposed concrete interior, pixelated window scheme, soaring reverse hip roof and, of course, lots of green technologies.

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