The latticework outer body interlocks using designs based on ancient stonework found in Egypts classical structures and slides apart in a matchbox fashion. The main building material used is a reinforced
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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
Frank Gehry, the architect known for his twisting metal buildings, is nearing completion on his first project in Latin America. The Museum of Biodiversity, located in Panama, is set to provide education
Constructed out of pre-stressed wood panels, the Ekó House from Brazil has a modular veranda system that not only respects the Brazilian tradition of having both private and open spaces, but also
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
A new study from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) states that the US has the technology and the solar capacity to power every home across the states with energy from the sun! Researchers
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.
Construction on the CCTV headquarters began back in 2004, but the frame caught fire in 2009 causing a major setback. The media conglomerate expects to move into the tower where all of their offices will
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
From world-renowned architects to nuclear power advocates, Inhabitat interviewed dozens of inspiring individuals this year. We sat down with Yann Weymouth of HOK to learn more about the stunning
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
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Affordable Re_Home is Prepped for Natural Disaster Recovery
This year, a strong focus was placed on affordability and Team Illinois worked hard to minimize costs where possible through the use of materials. They estimate the final cost of the Re_home, which
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
The results of the 2011 Solar Decathlon have just been announced, and the winner is University of Maryland WaterShed house! The beautiful water-conservation themed house has been leading the competition
We're thrilled to announce that this weekend Team Purdue took second place in the 2011 Solar Decathlon! Purdue's sensible, suburban-style INhome received top marks throughout the competition due to its
The 4D Home beautifully blends traditional architecture with modern building techniques to create an exceptionally efficient off-grid home that can produce more energy than it consumes. The heart of the
The WaterShed Solar Decathlon house, built by students from the University of Maryland, has taken first place in the design-build competition's architecture category! And we are not surprised. Ever since
The 2011 Solar Decathlon is heating up as 20 teams of students from around the world construct stunning, energy-efficient homes at the National Mall’s West Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The
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