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Japan's Omotenashi House to Promote a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe

The Omotenashi House by Chiba University is a gorgeous solar home wrapped in a green wall that was inspired by traditional Japanese architecture.

Japan’s Omotenashi House to promote a self-sufficient lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon. The one storey, 60 sq.-metre house draws on a lot of inspiration from traditional Japanese tea houses, but attempts to overcome past efficiency problems by using vacuum insulated wall, ceiling and window panels to vastly improve thermal insulation.

Japan's Omotenashi House to Promote a Self-Sufficient Lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe

Japan’s Omotenashi House to promote a self-sufficient lifestyle at 2012 Solar Decathlon. The one storey, 60 sq.-metre house draws on a lot of inspiration from traditional Japanese tea houses, but attempts to overcome past efficiency problems by using vacuum insulated wall, ceiling and window panels to vastly improve thermal insulation.

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Solar-Powered Brazilian Ekó House is a Modular Smart Home with a Composting Toilet

The diagrams are awesome. The end result... kinda... meh.  solar decathlon 2012: para eco-house

students from tongji university in china present their parametrically-designed solar house as a solution for sustainable living in the future.

Middlebury College’s Self-Reliance Solar Decathlon House Wins Communications Contest! Solar Decathlon 2011, Middlebury College, Self-Reliance – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - created via http://pinthemall.net

Middlebury College's Self-Reliance Solar Decathlon House Wins Communications Contest!

Middlebury College’s Self-Reliance Solar Decathlon House Wins Communications Contest! Solar Decathlon 2011, Middlebury College, Self-Reliance – Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - created via http://pinthemall.net

Altius Architecture has created an off-grid retreat in Ontario, which offers two bedrooms, living spaces and a sauna. Called the Otter Lake Cottage, the sustainable residence features passive solar heating and utilizes natural ventilation and passive cooling techniques to reduce energy consumption.

Eco Factor: Sustainable cottage is powered by solar energy. Altius Architecture has created an off-grid retreat in Ontario, which offers two bedrooms, living spaces and a sauna. Called the Otter Lake Cottage, the sustainable residence features.

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This is the Glade House, which is a redesign of a home in Auckland designed by Strachan Group Architects.

Winner 2011 Solar Decathlon water catchment system Solar decathlon -  utlizes sun for heating & electricty but also functions synergically with aquatic environment

Winner 2011 Solar Decathlon water catchment system Solar decathlon - utlizes sun for heating & electricty but also functions synergically with aquatic environment. Inspiration for loft garage water catchment.

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