The Solarei Architecture firm based in New Zealand, is building sleek, efficient passive solar homes that integrate natural ventilation to help cool and heat the building, while respecting the surrounding environment by building sustainably. Based out of New Zealand and Bangkok, Thailand, Solarei is a young architecture firm building an impressive portfolio of passive solar [...]
This house interacts with nature and the environment, including the sun, rain, earth and wind, in order to provide a truly self-sustaining and independent living environment.
This passive solar home was submitted by Brian Knight of Springtime Homes. It is an efficient, passive and active solar home with 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
Purdue University designed and built a house, complete with clerestory windows, garage and a self-watering biowall.
UPDATE: See the lovely INHome built for the 2011 Solar Decathlon. It looked like the All-American home, with a garage and biowall. The following is a review of the model. The team from Purdue University based in Indiana is creating a house for the 2011 Solar Decathlon called the IN Home. It will use both [...]
The highlights of the building are the passive solar heating and cooling, a Trombe wall, an active solar photovoltaic array, natural ventilation with clerestory windows and innovative cooling towers.