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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

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The European Solar Decathlon [1] kicked off this past Friday, and Inhabitat was on the scene to bring you the world’s most stunning sun-powered homes [2] as they go head-to-head in this year’s competition. One of our favorites so far is the FabLab House [3], a solar panel-covered passive building [4] designed by a team from the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia [5] – read on for an exclusive first look!

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The prefabricated [6] wood FabLab house features a photovoltaic skin [7] 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 [8] on its roof.

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The European Solar Decathlon, a counterpart to the U.S-based decathlon [9], 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 [10]

+ Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia [5]

+ Solar Decathlon Coverage on Inhabitat [1]


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URLs in this post:

[1] European Solar Decathlon: http://inhabitat.com/solar-decathlon/

[2] stunning sun-powered homes: http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/18/solar-decathlon-europe-starts-today/

[3] FabLab House: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/29/curvaceous-solar-fablab-house-set-to-rock-european-solar-decathlon/

[4] passive building: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/04/07/passivhaus-the-greenest-building-standard/oniellhouse-2/

[5] Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia: http://www.iaac.net/

[6] prefabricated: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/28/virginia-techs-solar-powered-lumenhaus-lands-in-times-square/

[7] photovoltaic skin: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/22/space-age-solar-powered-pod-house-unveiled/

[8] rainwater collection system: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/05/cista-rainwater-cachement-by-moss-sund-and-figforty/

[9] U.S-based decathlon: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/10/09/solar-decathlon-showcases-stunning-homes-powered-by-the-sun/

[10] + FabLab House: http://www.fablabhouse.com/en

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