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Germany's IKAROS Solar Decathlon House

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jun 29, 2010   Updated: Jul 19 2011 • References: solar-decathlon.fh-rosenheim.de
The IKAROS Solar Decathlon house is one of the solar-powered residence entries in the 2010 European Solar Decathlon in Madrid. The barrier-free design makes use of natural light, photovoltaics and aesthetically integrated construction elements.

Super-efficient energy use and a unique and artful zig-zag facade shading system set the IKAROS Solar Decathlon house apart from the competition. The highly ranked house was designed by the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany.

Implications - The IKAROS Solar Decathlon is a phenomenal example what design is capable of doing; great design can solve so many the pressing problems in the world. Have a look at the The IKAROS Solar Decathlon for yourself and see what you think.