12 Oct '15, 3pm

Solar-powered STILE house is constructed from recycled steel shipping containers

University of Roma Tor Vergata partnered to designed and build STILE—Sustainable Technologies Integrated in a Learning Experience—for this year’s entry to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon . The house combines Appalachian and Roman design elements into an unusual volume that boasts a rigid rectangular frame and a curved arch. The rectangular prefab frame, which houses the living quarters, is made from deconstructed steel shipping containers located on jacks, while the arch supports a solar array and provides shade for the outdoor patio.

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