Unlike most homes we've visited so far at the 2012 Solar Decathlon in Madrid, Team Romania's enchanting plus-energy PRISPA house already feels like home. The prototype has a comfortable, lived-in look and feel - no wonder it has already been sold! It's a good thing the team opted for simplicity and a modular design, because after the competition ends on 29 September, they will disassemble and reassemble the PRISPA for the third and final time.
The PRISPA house by Team Romania already feels lived in
The envelope generates energy and provides protection
Compact and simple, this modular design has already been sold!
A row of plants welcomes visitors, along with fun blackboards that allow home owners to liven up their space however they like.
The skin extends right to the ground and disguises mechanical/storage elements of the home
The aerial view taken from the loft
One team member sneaks up to the loft to take a nap!
Black boards in the kitchen save paper since it's possible to write down to do and grocery lists, recipes, or other fun messages
A lot of daylight enters the energy-efficient kitchen
The living room is very comfortable (the decorating is well-done too!)
Daylight pours in from every direction!
Just about every aspect of the PRISPA house was designed and implemented by the team from Romania
The dining, cooking and living areas are all organized in this space - encouraging community and sharing.
A small utility room adjoins the dining area
Sleeping beauty slept through all of these images...
We love this compact bathroom design
Notice: only energy-efficient/water-saving appliances for this home.
The bedroom doubles has an adjoining office space - both of which enjoy plenty of daylight.
Inhabitants can control natural ventilation with operable windows
Sleeping beauty awakes and we capture a fast photo of the loft area... these kids have worked hard and deserve every wink of sleep they can get!