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Here's another U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon contestant building with prefab components.
designer: Virginia Tech students
size: 800 sf
The house will be on display next month at the National Mall in Washington, DC.
According to the Lumenhaus site:
Worth a look:
Interesting to note: Virginia Tech is the only U.S. team to also compete in Solar Decathlon Europe in 2010.
The Los Angeles Times recently covered a prefab house being built by students from Santa Clara University and California College of the Arts.
model: Refract House
size: 800 sf
Refract House will be on display this October at the National Mall in Washington, DC as part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon.
For more info on the project, see:
Author: Amy Littlefield
Publication: Los Angeles Times
Length: 281 words
Date: July 29, 2009
The winners of the second annual Lifecycle Building Challenge (LBC2 or LBC 2008) were announced recently. About the challenge:
Given those goals, it's no surprise that the three winners in the Building category are prefab:
TriPod by Carnegie Mellon University
TriPod is a prototype house demonstrating the "Plug and Play" concept and is designed to provide an innovative alternative to the currently unimaginative housing industry. ... [A] mechanical "core" ... acts as a motherboard that is able [to] accept multiple "pods" that are living, cooking, and sleeping spaces. This modular design allows homeowners to change their homes by adding or subtracting pods to suit their needs over time.
The Workshop by Schemata Workshop
There are two units in the building — in the first iteration the first story is an office; the second is an apartment. The building is elevated on concrete piers and cantilevers over an existing structure on-site
(See our previous coverage of Loblolly House.)
The challenge is sponsored by West Coast Green, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Building Materials Reuse Association, American Institute of Architects and Southface.
(Hat Tip: Jetson Green on October 29, 2008)