Personal tools
log in | join | help
Sections

Team Unizar’s Prefabricated, Circular Casa PI Solar Decathlon Home has an Elevator!

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 25, 2012 01:05 AM
Editorial Rating: 1 2 3 4 5
Average Rating: 1 2 3 4 5 ( 0 votes)
by Tafline Laylin last modified Sep 24, 2012

Read the rest of Team Unizar’s Prefabricated, Circular Casa PI Solar Decathlon Home has an Elevator! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Casa Pi, eco design, elevator, green design, madrid, prefabricated design, SDE 2012, solar decathlon europe, sustainable design, Unizar, villa solar




 

 

[gallery_extend] Solar Decathlon Casa PI by team Unizar is the only project at Madrid's Villa Solar that boasts a circular structure and an elevator, and it is also only one of two homes that has been sold. Although the original solar-powered design did not call for an elevator, the home's new owner asked for one to be installed, putting the team's real-world flexibility to the test. This addition has caused some complications that have delayed completion, but the challenge has created an indispensable learning experience for the team, which is currently in second-to-last place. Let's put the elevator aside for a moment in order to recognize the value of Unizar's unique Casa PI home, which relies on geometry to reduce overall surface size and therefore slash the home's energy consumption. Using Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) to ensure optimum thermal performance, the Spanish team was also able to increase the project's energy efficiency. This combined with a unique energy-generating photovoltaic wall surrounding the home's exterior perimeter contributes to a self-sufficient and portable dwelling. Albeit unfinished, we were impressed with Casa PI's interior layout, which maximizes space. One half of the house has a living room cum study area, the kitchen occupies a slice in between this and the main bedroom, while a small private bathroom completes the home's practical requirements. Although Casa PI definitely needs some work, we applaud the team's remarkable perseverance. + Casa PI by UNIZAR + Solar Decathlon Europe Coverage on Inhabitat [gallery] solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar

solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar

Let’s put the elevator aside for a moment in order to recognize the value of Unizar’s unique Casa PI home, which relies on geometry to reduce overall surface size and therefore slash the home’s energy consumption. Using Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) to ensure optimum thermal performance, the Spanish team was also able to increase the project’s energy efficiency.

This combined with a unique energy-generating photovoltaic wall surrounding the home’s exterior perimeter contributes to a self-sufficient and portable dwelling. Albeit unfinished, we were impressed with Casa PI’s interior layout, which maximizes space. One half of the house has a living room cum study area, the kitchen occupies a slice in between this and the main bedroom, while a small private bathroom completes the home’s practical requirements. Although Casa PI definitely needs some work, we applaud the team’s remarkable perseverance.

+ Casa PI by UNIZAR

+ Solar Decathlon Europe Coverage on Inhabitat

[gallery_extend] Solar Decathlon Casa PI by team Unizar is the only project at Madrid's Villa Solar that boasts a circular structure and an elevator, and it is also only one of two homes that has been sold. Although the original solar-powered design did not call for an elevator, the home's new owner asked for one to be installed, putting the team's real-world flexibility to the test. This addition has caused some complications that have delayed completion, but the challenge has created an indispensable learning experience for the team, which is currently in second-to-last place. Let's put the elevator aside for a moment in order to recognize the value of Unizar's unique Casa PI home, which relies on geometry to reduce overall surface size and therefore slash the home's energy consumption. Using Glass Reinforced Concrete (GRC) to ensure optimum thermal performance, the Spanish team was also able to increase the project's energy efficiency. This combined with a unique energy-generating photovoltaic wall surrounding the home's exterior perimeter contributes to a self-sufficient and portable dwelling. Albeit unfinished, we were impressed with Casa PI's interior layout, which maximizes space. One half of the house has a living room cum study area, the kitchen occupies a slice in between this and the main bedroom, while a small private bathroom completes the home's practical requirements. Although Casa PI definitely needs some work, we applaud the team's remarkable perseverance. + Casa PI by UNIZAR + Solar Decathlon Europe Coverage on Inhabitat [gallery] solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar solar decathlon europe, SDE 2012, Unizar, Casa PI, Madrid, elevator, prefabricated design, sustainable design, eco-design, green design, madrid, villa solar

 

 

 
 
 

Website migration, maintenance and customization provided by Grafware.