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

Posted By Tafline Laylin On September 6, 2012 @ 8:46 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,clean tech,Gallery,Innovation,Prefab Housing,Solar Decathlon | 1 Comment

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 [1] 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 [2] (BME)!

+ Odooproject [3]

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[1] Photovoltaic panels: http://inhabitat.com/breaking-solar-power-breakthrough-could-render-solar-cells-obsolete/

[2] Budapest University of Technology and Economics: http://english.www.bme.hu

[3] + Odooproject: http://www.odooproject.com/en/gallery/house_g.html

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