This solar powered house isn’t your typical German House design. Created by students of the Technische Universitat Darmstadt in Germany, this striking solar house has garnered them top prize in the Solar Decathlon competition. With a goal of designing an energy-efficient home plan, the team took to the drawing board and came up with this sustainable architecture project: two-storey, cube-shaped house, with a facade and roof clad in solar cells which will produce 200 per cent of the home’s energy. This eco house design is also highly insulated and equipped with automated-lourve window shades to reduce unwanted heat-gain. Furthermore, this sun powered home incorporates smart features such as hide-away furniture and appliances, or those with multiple uses to make the most of every resource available. Technische Universitat Darmstadt.
photo credit: Jim Tetro