Friday, October 19, 2007

Inhabitat Great Design

Helge: Great design!

Basti Hirsch cervus @digitalvillages but but but it's pre-fab friday over at — i wanna live large with a tiny footprint. deal? :)

October 19, 2007

SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: Technische Universität Darmstadt

by Jill and Emily

Inhabitat: "Combining the manufacturing expertise of Volkswagen with a stunningly modern design sensibility, the Technische Universität Darmstadt’s wowed the crowds this week at the 2007 Solar Decathlon with their gorgeously innovative Solar Decathlon home.

The Darmstadt home combines both high-tech active solar and low-tech passive solar components into smart operable building envelope of movable photovoltaic shutters.

This clever solar shutter system bears more than a passing resemblance to old school German wooden shutters — only writ large, spanning every exterior surface of house and covered with photovolaic panels that generate electricity while they are simultaneously shading the house from the sun."
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