30 Jun '14, 10am

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It’s that time of year again - the time when students from around the world get together to show their extraordinary solar-powered home designs at the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe . Normally students create innovative structures that redefine green living, but this year the Atlantic Challenge Team, based in France, is doing something entirely different. Called the Solar Phileas project, the idea is to rehabilitate one of the buildings in the Bas-Chantenay district in Nantes by developing apartments within the building that are self-sufficient modules and can be altered as the owners lives grow and change, while still honoring the existing social fabric of the neighborhood.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/the-solar-phileas-project-rehabilita...

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