Italy Wins The 2014 European Solar Decathlon With RhOME for DenCity.


above: The winning design from the front, the RhOME for denCity

The Solar Decathlon was inaugurated in the U.S. in 2002 after an initiative taken by the US Dept. of Energy (DOE). Open to the public, the Solar Decathlon is a competition which unites the greatest universities from all over the world to compete by designing, building and operating a full-scale, entirely functional solar-powered house. (more…)

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The Self-Sufficient Energy Neutral Villa Kogelhof by Paul de Ruiter

Taking six years to create and construct, the design of Villa Kogelhof is based on complete autarky: the house is energy neutral. By utilizing several techniques, the villa maintains a comfortable climate all year long, while being extremely energy efficient. The goal for the villa was to be self-sufficient; to generate its own energy, to heat its own water and to recycle its own garbage. (more…)

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Incredible Modern Barcelona R House With Equally Stunning Kitchen By Bulthaup.

The Barcelona R House by architect Arturo Frediani in Cabrera de Mar is a beautifully designed, environmentally-friendly, modern home in a geometric shape complete with Bulthaup-designed kitchen that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. (more…)

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The Hidden House Project by 123DV Modern Villas. A Study In Modern ECO Architecture.

The Netherland’s 123DV Modern Villas entered Polish architecture firm Mode:Lina’s competition in which they were asked to design an ECO house. The challenge was to design a standard residential home in a standard location that performs sustainably and 123DV Modern Villas came up with the Hidden House. (more…)

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