Posts tagged as 'Solar Decathlon Europe'

'The Fab Lab House', photo by Adrià Goula

‘Peanut house’, ‘cinnamon submarine, ‘forest zeppelin’ or ‘whale belly’, there have been many names for the sculptural contribution of the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) at this year’s Solar Decathlon Europe. The prefabricated wooden construction which carries some significant technological innovations such as the world’s most efficient flexible solar panels won the people’s choice award. The project, which involved architects and experts from 20 countries, is being developed in cooperation with The Center for Bits and Atoms from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the worldwide network of Fab Labs.

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