Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away from the growing trend of social isolation. The interiors are made from local wood, following Scandinavian tradition, and some of the transforming furniture can be moved around to create more space.
Its curvy roof is made from monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells on acrylic covered with a high strength polymer. This was mounted on a thin waterproof polycarbonate membrane and shaped into a canopy with indoor and outdoor spaces. HALO took third place at China’sSolar Decathlon 2013 thanks to its outstanding technology and efficient use of resources.
+ Chalmers University of Technology
Via Plataforma Arquitectura
Wow awesome house
I love this house. I am recently retired and in the process of saving money to build my little house in the mountains of Arizona. How do I get plans for the a home I would choose in the future?
I like this design very much and would like a link with the designers. It would be nice to have them take a holiday in Jamaica and help us in the mountains to construct a lodge modeled on this design.
Hi Teddy Fredriksson! If you are intereseted in knowing more about our house HALO please contact us at [email protected] Eva, Team Sweden
How much does it cost to produce?
Very interesting concept and WOW design. How many bedrooms and what are their size? Where are they in the scheme of the design? I'd love to see a blueprint. My first purchase was a S. FLA duplex, 750 SF each side. I fell for its 1950s bungalow design (bamboo room divider, deep knick knack shelves, large yellow kitchen tile) and its lingering Deco details (rounded plaster wall in LR). With small scaled furniture I had plenty of room, a large LR and BR, dinette area just outside a rather roomy kitchen, small 50s bath, great private yard in a heavily populated area. PS Why can't we post through LinkedIn?
This is a very well built and thought out solar home..
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