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Stunning FabLab Passive House Unveiled at Europe’s Solar Decathlon
Posted By Ariel Schwartz On June 21, 2010 @ 8:00 pm In Prefab Housing,Solar Decathlon,Solar Power,Sustainable Building | 5 Comments
The European Solar Decathlon  kicked off this past Friday, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you the world’s most stunning sun-powered homes  as they go head-to-head in this year’s competition. One of our favorites so far is the FabLab House , a solar panel-covered passive building  designed by a team from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia  – read on for an exclusive first look!
The prefabricated  wood FabLab house features a photovoltaic skin  that is customized for Madrid’s unique solar resources. It is built on three legs and has space underneath for natural ventilation and a shaded patio. FabLab also features smart energy and temperature-monitoring systems, a garden, and a rainwater collection system  on its roof.
The European Solar Decathlon, a counterpart to the U.S-based decathlon , challenges entrants to design homes for specific climates and resources. We think the sleek FabLab succeeded on all counts. Stay tuned — more Inhabitat coverage of the Madrid-based European Solar Decathlon is coming soon!
+ FabLab House 
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 European Solar Decathlon: http://inhabitat.com/solar-decathlon/
 stunning sun-powered homes: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/18/solar-decathlon-europe-starts-today/
 FabLab House: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/29/curvaceous-solar-fablab-house-set-to-rock-european-solar-decathlon/
 passive building: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/07/passivhaus-the-greenest-building-standard/oniellhouse-2/
 Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia: http://www.iaac.net/
 prefabricated: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/28/virginia-techs-solar-powered-lumenhaus-lands-in-times-square/
 photovoltaic skin: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/22/space-age-solar-powered-pod-house-unveiled/
 rainwater collection system: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/05/cista-rainwater-cachement-by-moss-sund-and-figforty/
 U.S-based decathlon: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/09/solar-decathlon-showcases-stunning-homes-powered-by-the-sun/
 + FabLab House: http://www.fablabhouse.com/en
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