solar home design -Fully-customized, modular solar house is 3D printed prefab

January 25, 2013 – 3:23 am

2.0 ** Solar House, built this year on the seafront of Barcelona, ​​uses time-tested passive solar techniques, but it takes a high-tech leap forward with a digital design and digital fabrication techniques to make fully optimized ideal for solar gain. With its rugged overhang jutting out at odd angles throughout most of the façade (except the northeastern corner), Solar House 2.0 looks and acts like few other buildings. Thanks to digital design, the structure of the building was mathematically adjusted so that each point of the building was adapted to the exact conditions of the exterior. Software also played a leading role in the construction of the building. Based on 3D milling (for more information on 3D printing MakerBot see our video: open source, self-replicating, stuff-making robot) – the designers used a solar house (CNC) CNC wood router-the individual parts of the building could be fully customized, creating models totally irregular not possible (or desirable) with children, the techniques of mass production. Solar House 2.0 has been completely prefabricated so that when the pieces arrived at the site, the team only took two weeks to build the 154-square meters (1658 square feet) building. The floors are open source and available to all those who want to build their own home solar power, solar power tower or office, but completely customized to their position. More information about the video: Music by Paperhand Lincoln: Video Rating: 4 / 5

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  1. 25 Responses to “solar home design -Fully-customized, modular solar house is 3D printed prefab”

  2. Thank you!!!!

    By peaceinstead on Jan 25, 2013

  3. Got to 3d print me a house and a real live sex doll. True happiness is set and you win without a broken heart and thats only if tyranny doesn’t kill you first! LOL

    By Jiu Xianghou on Jan 25, 2013

  4. Articulate

    By Jeff Ware on Jan 25, 2013

  5. rofl!!!

    By pathwarden219 on Jan 25, 2013

  6. He also said it was a facade system.

    By Jeff Ware on Jan 25, 2013

  7. How is there waste in materials when they’re all built to order and optimized? If the house is producing 150% of its energy cost I can’t really see how it can be much more efficient unless you provide actual examples.

    By Jeff Ware on Jan 25, 2013

  8. Not many houses are built out of brick and mortar these days.

    By Jeff Ware on Jan 25, 2013

  9. Used all over the world for thousands of years. It is brilliant.

    By synapse131 on Jan 25, 2013

  10. the thing is every house will be different depending where it is. But you can optimize for anything including inside the house.

    By BeaveHolio on Jan 25, 2013

  11. I like this concept, however I still believe by building using this method creates too much waste in materials. Plus there are better ways to build a building that has shades in the summer and sun in the winter. But this is going in to the right direction.

    By SuaRezzz on Jan 25, 2013

  12. That is very interesting. Any plan to move this into full international commercialisation?

    By Pietro Speroni di Fenizio on Jan 25, 2013

  13. one strong wind and this construct falls down

    By pathwarden219 on Jan 25, 2013

  14. This is really useful and SLEEK

    By Imeh Smith on Jan 25, 2013

  15. Wood is not readily available in many countries. It would be nice to see some recycled materials used in place of the wood.

    By GreenSolarGarden on Jan 25, 2013

  16. I attended ETRE Conferences here in the 90’s. America can work Globally. I went to one of your Disco’s – when do you guys sleep? It opened at midnight… aloha

    By Gordon Kraft on Jan 25, 2013

  17. Cool but I like sun shining in my windows. smart homes are the future.

    By zarfact on Jan 25, 2013

  18. AMAZING. What a great idea… and why not? It is time and has been time for a while now to re-think our old designs. This is how I would like to build our future offices.

    By growadesign on Jan 25, 2013

  19. That “storage space” as they call it may also act as dead space insulation, which is good for the desert.

    By astrialkil on Jan 25, 2013

  20. No, it took two weeks to assemble on location. That does not include the time it took to construct the component parts off site. Unless you are stocking a large scale operation where you have a list of parts in stock, fabrication time is JUST as important a factor as assembly. More so, honestly. Many of these “record breaking assemblies” rely on weeks, or even months, of shop-time to complete.

    By drackar on Jan 25, 2013

  21. It did take in reality two weeks to build wise-ass

    By styl3r3 on Jan 25, 2013

  22. too many hurricanes where i live :(

    By LeanDreMPeters on Jan 25, 2013

  23. I’m curious what that building is doing to consume 10kw even if it is producing 16kw. It appears to be passive solar, is it just all the computers?

    By cweld007 on Jan 25, 2013

  24. vote for pedro

    By moijesuis pascommetoi on Jan 25, 2013

  25. The digital manufacturing technology is interesting. The design itself is horribly wasteful. All that “storage” space is, fairly nearly, unusable. A significant number of the windows are at quite odd angles, and will be a pain to keep clean. And people need to stop saying something takes “two weeks to build” when in reality it takes five or more.

    By drackar on Jan 25, 2013

  26. what was the total cost ??

    By TheElf1111 on Jan 25, 2013

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