27 Nov '13, 6pm

An Open-Source Core and a House That Unfolds Among Innovations at Solar Decathlon

One of the design challenges of the Solar Decathlon, because they are relatively small houses—they are between 600 square feet and 1000 square feet, so they have kitchens and living rooms and bathrooms and a bedroom, quite livable space, but yet one of the objectives is to create a larger feel to the house, because it is a relatively small house. So SCI-Arc/Caltech decided, “Let’s take a square box, cut it down the middle, and open it up.” They had a telescoping solar system on the roof that would just slide in and out and stay up over as a kind of a canopy, and they had kind of a garden set up underneath the house, so as it opened up, you could just walk around and stand like you would on a porch, only it was on the interior of the house. So everybody lined up to watch the house move, open and close, and then they’d go inside. That was just intriguing. I will leave it to ...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/podcast/green-tech/solar/an-open...

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