Gallery: Prefab Ekó Solar Decathlon House is an Awesome Sustainable Hou...

 
Although Team Rhône-Alpes won the architecture prize at the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe with their modular Canopea house, the competition is far from over. Team Brasil is still in the running with their prefab Ekó House - a genuinely sustainable design that could cure their home country's dearth of affordable housing. Focusing less on high-tech and more on proudly Brazilian humanistic interventions, this group used sustainably-sourced natural materials and prefab methods that slash construction costs and times. Despite its emphasis on low-tech, this gorgeous solar-powered home produces a whopping 21.157 kWh per year - three times more energy than it consumes.

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  1. legalegl September 20, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    A great house made with a simple products and simple ideas….making it more practical and affordable. I can see myself in a house like this.

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