25 Aug '11, 8pm

2011 Solar Decathlon: 4D Home

2011 Solar Decathlon: 4D Home

Boston/New York showdown or not, 4D Home looks to be a thoughtfully designed contender. Dubbed 4D Home in reference to the fourth dimension, time, this 945-square foot abode was designed to anticipate “the changes that will occur over time in all respects: daily, seasonally, yearly, and over the lifetime.” Superinsulated and designed with stringent Passive House standards, the home is inspired by classic New England architecture and, perhaps most notably, features asymmetrical timber trellises that provide seasonal shading, support to the 28-panel rooftop solar array and “echo the house’s gable form” while also offering “shelter from the elements at each entry.”

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/your-home/remodeling-design/blogs/2011...

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