Gallery: Solar-Powered Brazilian Ekó House is a Modular Smart Home with...

The 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe has encouraged the competition's 20 participating teams to incorporate high-tech solutions into their solar-powered houses, but that hasn't stopped the team from Brazil from leaning heavily on their home country's traditions as well. Their Ekó House is a solar-powered modular home that takes inspiration from the Tupi-Guarani people, who look to the sun as the most important regulator of life. Using smart automated systems that maximize energy efficiency, comfort and security, the only team from the southern hemisphere to participate in 2012 European Solar Decathlon has also revived their people's custom of communing in large shared spaces that open to the beautiful outdoors.

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  1. acmealvista August 24, 2012 at 5:32 am

    wow.These images are excellent.I really like it. You can also visit acmealvista. We are providing smarthome facilities.Just have a look

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