Energy producing homes are growing in numbers, and with rising energy costs and ever-mounting concerns for the environment, we can see why. But Fab Lab House by IAAC blends sustainable features with creature comforts and extraordinary aesthetics, so it’s three for three by our count! This off-the-grid house actually produces more energy than it consumes – a structure using readily accessible materials that was designed to be applied anywhere in the world. This timber house plan is constructed using laser-cut plywood, which is prefabricated, delivered and assembled on location, minimizing site impact. Atop the wood volume, solar panels adhere to the home’s curved roof so as to maximize the sun’s potential. This raised house design is perched on three “legs” which allow for natural ventilation, while expansive windows flood the home with natural light. IAAC.
Posted on July 28, 2010 9:25 PM