bamboo house at solar decathlon
 
bamboo house at solar decathlon
jun 23, 2010

bamboo house at solar decathlon

bamboo house by tongji university at the solar decathlon europe in madrid, spain image courtesy of design training

the chinese team from tongji university has designed and built ‘bamboo house’ (aka sunshine inn) as their official entry into the firsteuropean solar decathlon in madrid. made primarily out of bamboo, the house minimizes CO2 emission levels throughout the whole production phase. the raw material is also locally cultivated and has a very short and efficient renewable cycle of 5 years.

the house features two curved roofs and a solar-facing wall which are clad with photovoltaic panels that can generate enough energy to sustain the house, and potentially sell back to the grid. another highlight of the 75 m2 house is the innovative interior wall covering, which utilizes phase change materials (such as those used in heat packs) to heat and cool the house.

bamboo house at solar decathlon exterior view of completed bamboo house image courtesy of design training

bamboo house at solar decathlon detail of PV panels image courtesy of design training

bamboo house at solar decathlon ‘bamboo house’ at the villa solar image courtesy of design training

bamboo house at solar decathlon exterior image courtesy of design training

bamboo house at solar decathlon facade and structure image courtesy of design training

bamboo house at solar decathlon window detail image courtesy of design training

bamboo house at solar decathlon exterior image courtesy of design training

bamboo house at solar decathlon rendering of the entrance and the bamboo treatment image courtesy of tongji university

bamboo house at solar decathlon rendering of the exterior PV wall image courtesy of tongji university

bamboo house at solar decathlon rendering of outdoor space and garden image courtesy of tongji university

in order to build the house quickly on site, the team pre-fabricated the majority of the house and prepared the material before shipping to madrid. here are some construction images from the villa solar and the pre-build stage:

bamboo house at solar decathlon construction phase at the villa solar image courtesy of javier alonso huerta

bamboo house at solar decathlon image courtesy of javier alonso huerta

bamboo house at solar decathlon pre-build image courtesy of tongji university

bamboo house at solar decathlon preparation of the bamboo sticks image courtesy of tongji university

bamboo house at solar decathlon prefab wall segments image courtesy of tongji university

bamboo house at solar decathlon image courtesy of tongji university

  • Get a grip people. All that black stuff is steel supporting the bamboo.

    Kabuki
  • Cool use of the bamboo and the rendering was good! Great post, check out our 3D Rendering.

    123dview
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