Gallery: Armadillo Box Solar-Powered Prefab Gears up For Solar Decathlo...


Madrid is heating up as university teams from around the world battle their wits against the sun to build net-zero, sustainable homes in this year’s European Solar Decathlon. One of our favorite designs so far is the Armadillo Box by students at École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Grenoble (ENSAG). Inspired by the armored creature’s ability to adapt to hot environments, this stunning prefab home features solar panels, a rainwater recycling system, and an ultra-efficient core all wrapped within an insulating shell.

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  1. Sun-Powered Armadillo B... June 25, 2010 at 9:32 am

    […] Armadillo Box was inspired by its namesake, a sturdy desert creature whose unique outer shell and slow metabolism […]

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