Mar 06 2011
The Fab Lab house by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC) was designed as an entry into the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe competition. This house, as well as all houses designed in the competition, aim to disseminate among the general public the benefits of using renewable energies, especially solar energy. The Solar FabLab house rounded shape is positioned for suitable solar tracking and for maximum internal volume with minimal exterior surface. In order to create a space under the house for the development of certain outdoor activities, this solar energy showcase house is elevated off the ground upon three ‘legs’. The IAAC stated that the Solar House is a new generation Fab Lab home whose goal is to not industrialize but allow any person to manufacture anywhere in the world, from the platform of Fab Labs, or fabrication laboratories.