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In addition to its unique circular shape which results in a heat reduction loss of 11%, Casa Pi is the only home made of concrete. Reinforced with glass, this material has a high thermal mass that will
To the team from Denmark that is presently working around the clock to finish the Fold House in time for the official SDE 2012 opening, sustainability entails a collective mindset that requires a sense of
The rooftop PV array will provide the house with all anticipated electrical energy requirements. Half of these panels are positioned on four sliding plinths. This is intended for use on hot days, so the
The one story, 60 square-meter house draws a lot of inspiration from traditional Japanese tea houses, but attempts to overcome past efficiency problems by using vacuum insulated wall, ceiling and window
The lattice work on the outer shell is created from bamboo, a traditional Chinese material that is more sustainable than timber due to its rapid regrowth. By using mortise and tendon joints it adds to the
Designed for a couple without children, Counter Entropy is almost completely open save for the bathroom, which is slightly set apart on the northern side. A large cantilevering roof made of seven prefab
Four Andalusian Universities Collaborate to Create Versatile, Prefab Housing for Solar Decathlon Europe
The final design submitted to competition will link four different modules to the central patio which is enclosed in glass and a faux-vine effect. This is designed to give a natural feel while creating
Photovoltaic panels are integrated into the building's facade and rooftop and passive design was executed so well that during the winter, it will be unnecessary to use the air-to-water heat pump that
Freestone Astonyshine Solar Decathlon House by Arts et Métiers ParisTech is a High Performance Prefab
Of the numerous projects we have already reviewed ahead of the Solar Decathlon's official opening next week, the Astonyshine has been the easiest to navigate so far. Their website is super clear and
Landes Maritime Pine is the main material that was used for the construction of the Sumbiosi prefab by Team ABC. Not only is it readily available, but it also has excellent thermal qualities that help to
The primary material consists of relatively low-cost and lightweight EPS foam that allows unique interior and exterior designs to be created. The blocks are pre-cut prior to arrival at the construction
This is the first time that Romania will compete in the Solar Decathlon competition, so it's exciting that they were bold enough to go for a low-impact approach. Their building materials consist of
Canopea Home is a Solar-Powered Urban Habitat with a Vertical Farm by Rhône-Alpes for the European Solar Decathlon
Taking inspiration from tree canopies that absorb 95% of the forest's overall solar energy and capture 30% of the rainfall, the nanotowers are less than 10 stories high and each floor is its own home. The
Even though ECOLAR is a veritable solar powerhouse, that hasn't prevented the team from Germany from maximizing the home's energy efficiency. Why waste energy, even if it is renewable, right? Enriched
Calling All Europe-Based Photographers! Are you a shutter bug with a passion for architecture located in or around Madrid, Spain? Inhabitat is looking for a couple of on-scene photographers to snap
CEM provides a wonderful solution for the 21st century's energy crisis in an attractive, compact design. In addition to being modular and therefore easily adapted as the family grows, it is completely
The completely self-sustaining home uses passive building techniques and automatic controls to produce its energy needs. As the sun rises, shades are automatically raised to let daylight into the space.
In October, WaterShed took top honors at the 2011 Solar Decathlon, a bi-annual design competition hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The design was largely inspired by the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem
The U.S. Department of Energy has just announced the location of the 2013 Solar Decathlon - as well as the 20 lucky teams who will be competing for green design glory! After being kicked off the National
Here at Inhabitat we're suckers for the Solar Decathlon -- the biennial design/build competition in which university design teams from all around the globe battle it out on the National Mall in Washington
One of our favorite events in the world of sustainable innovation, the Solar Decathlon, is again being kicked off the National Mall. In January of this year, the National Park Service temporarily banned
If you're anything like us, you've been having Solar Decathlon withdrawal since the biennial design-build competition ended at the beginning of the month. We're still buzzing with excitement from the
The FLeX House is a carefully considered design for hot, humid climates that creates a comfortable, efficient interior environment through the use of photovoltaics, passive design, and shading techniques.
Tonji University is no stranger to the Decathlon -- their Bambu House turned a lot of heads last year in Barcelona with an aggressive bamboo façade and structure. This year the team is using common
The moving perFORM[D]ance House has a futuristic design, inspired by Paul Rudolph’s Cocoon House. Floor to ceiling windows line the perimeter of the home, which bring natural lighting into every room.
Through their various decisions, the 40-member team from Ghent University constantly stressed affordability and efficiency. The house begins with a starter unit that, and according to the buyer’s time
The 2011 Solar Decathalon student design-build competition is on and the Inhabiteam had a chance to explore the innovative solar-powered homes that are currently duking it out at the National Mall in
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