Client Self, Employer RISD
An international student collaboration designing a solar passivhaus out of high-performance textiles.
Techstyle Haus is a home designed in collaboration between three universities, The Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University in the US, and The University of Applied Sciences in Germany. RISD students mainly focused on the design of the building, Brown students the engineering and controls, and the German FHE students were our Passivhaus experts.
Techstyle Haus will be the world's first solar-powered Passivhaus -- an energy performance standard focused on minimizing the heating demand of a building, generally characterized by highly-insulated walls and air-tight construction -- built mainly with high-performance textiles.
Visit the official project page for a lot more information and pictures at http://www.techstylehaus.com/
While we didn't end up doing particularly well in the competition, our house did win 3rd prize for Comfort Conditions!