Solar House

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2000-09-15
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Virginia Tech
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The Solar House is an investigation that resulted from an inter-disciplinary, design built competition ( the Solar Decathlon). This event was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy in an atempt to integrate architecture, technology, and dwelling.

The investigation focused on making a house using matter as a conduit to the spiritual, by emphasising two different natures in contrasting conditions. At the same time inclusive of all the technological aspects of a building that operates on solar energy, embedded with the complexities of building systems and new materials.

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house, solar
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