Odooproject Prefab by Solar Decathlon Team Hungary Boasts a Ceiling-Integrated Water Cooling System

by , 09/06/12

Budapest, Hungary, BEM, Odooproject, Solar Decathlon Europe, SDE2012, Madrid, solar power, prefab housing, green design, sustainable design, eco-design, passive design, passive cooling, all-season home

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 provides the home’s heating. In summer, the family will congregate in a separate northern section of the house that has a double facade, while spring and autumn are best spent in an airy central courtyard.

Perhaps the most exciting aspect of this forward-thinking design is the water cooling system, wherein water circulates through ceiling-integrated pipes and then sprinkles over the rooftop solar panels at night in order to cool off! The dark functional facade conceals a light and breezy interior that will ensures maximum comfort – no matter the season! Give it up for Team Hungary from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics (BME)!

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1 Comment

  1. legalegl September 6, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    The only problem I can see is the buildup of mineral deposits on the solar panels from the water being sprinkled on them. It would necessitate the use of caustic solutions to clean them and the attendant difficulties.

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