<p>As the <a href="../solar-decathlon" target="_blank">Solar Decathlon</a> competition comes to a head in Madrid, the leaders of the pack have emerged! The amazing Armadillo Box by the French team from <a href="http://www.grenoble.archi.fr/" target="_blank">École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble</a> has been holding steady as a top competito
r for the entire week. Right now the adorably-named Armadillo Box is in third place behind the <a href="http://inhabitat.com/2010/06/21/germany-unveils-super-efficient-ikaros-solar-decathlon-house/" target="_blank">University of Rosenheim IKAROS House</a> and the leader from the US - <a href="http://inhabitat.com/2009/10/23/sun-powered-lumenhaus-has-a-shifting-solar-facade/" target="_blank">Virginia Polytechnic's Lumenhaus</a>. The competition is heating up -- will the Armadillo Box's energy-efficient exterior and cool interior put a damper on the <a href="http://inhabitat.com/2009/10/23/sun-powered-lumenhaus-has-a-shifting-solar-facade/">Lumenhaus' high-tech shifting facade</a>? Only this weekend will tell!