Unique Solar Powered House

Unique Solar Powered House

Creative wooden house designed by IAAC is equipped with solar panels that convert sunlight into electricity.

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Interior furniture and the house itself was constructed out of wood.

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  1. Maurice Ferguson

    Beautiful, especially the bedroom and kitchen. Changing between the indoor and outdoor views, I do wonder if it’s as spacious as it looks. With no or few straight lines to speak of, it’s hard to tell whether they used a wide angle lens to make the inside space look bigger.

  2. Celzn

    Wow, so hippie.

  3. kadal

    seems happy to live there

  4. Jessica

    It’s beautiful, but using so much wood isn’t precisely environmentally friendly nowadays.

  5. Glenn Contreras

    I like it, but it’s too small

  6. Dominic

    nice concept, but this is the Ugliest piece of architecture i have ever seen….!

  7. Really?

    @Jessica… isn’t wood the totally environmentally friendly way to build… considering it grows in trees, which are a renewable resource?

  8. OgTheDim

    Ah, there’s no insulation. If this is in Europe or the north half of North America, you’d freeze in the winter, even though the furnace’d be heating the great outdoors.

  9. Doc

    It’s like a big ottoman. Unique design perhaps but i doubt if it will be stable enough to withstand a stiff wind.

  10. MrFristi

    Can it walk?

  11. SNO_MIKE

    @Jessica timber is one of the most sustainable building resources that we have available to us. Concrete is one of the worst building materials that we use in terms of its impact on the environment

  12. Bob

    I immediately notice a few things. First and foremost a total lack of insulation, this is no problem if you live in a place where the temperature is the same year round, but most of the world is not that kind of place. The second thing is the total lack of ventilation except natural ventilation, again all well and good in the right spots but for most of the world worthless or even downright lethal. Same thing goes for the lack of heating or air conditioning. The only major appliances I see are a fridge/freezer, what appears to be a stove, and a smarthouse computer system that must be bored to death by having nothing to manage really. Other than that it looks good, metaphorically anyway, aesthetically it reminds me of something from the bad end of the cow pen.

  13. Tanner

    Probably shouldn’t smoke inside either.

  14. Larna

    What happen at night?
    Or when it rains?

  15. gunneos

    I’m sure it’s built to, you know, STORE the energy. Unless it rains 40 days and 40 nights, that I duno.

  16. Danielle Hogan

    I think it’s tough. I’d live in it in a heartbeat. I’m sure there is some sort of insulation or it wouldn’t fall into the energy efficient category but what kind is it? I’d like to know in case I ever decide to build a funky little solar house.

  17. Gert

    My first thought was ‘ugly’ but after reading the other comments I’m adding impractical as well.

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  19. Maurice Ferguson

    Wow, so many people complaining about an apparent lack of insulation. Just because a material is thin, doesn’t mean it’s flimsey or lets in a draft. For a given thickness, plywood boards (as in criss-crossed layers of thin wood veneers, not particle board) is muuuch stronger, more flexible, and more insulating than any sort of metal, plastic, concrete, or stucco (the stucco on most cheap track homes can be completely chipped off with no more than a fingernail). And it looks like those beautiful waffled recesses in outer walls and ceiling are about a foot deep, so if you were really obsessed with insulation, that’s about 6 more inches of space you could fill in with foam than in the average house. Also, raised houses have a certain degree of natural insulation from their shape. In the summer, it’s got a pocket of cool, shaded air beneath it. In the winter, when there might be frost or snow on the ground, the whole bottom surface of the house is not sitting right in it, right at the level of the freezing water table. A raised floor makes the wiring for heated floors much simpler and easier to maintain as well.

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