This Solar-Powered Home is Specially Designed for the Urban Environment

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 28, 2015
References: & fastcoexist
Students from the 'New York City College of Technology' recently submitted a proposal for a solar-powered home that is specially designed for the urban environment. While many architects have designed sustainable homes, these buildings often have a suburban or rural allure. This stackable structure is specially designed for growing cities such as New York.

The students call the solar-powered home 'D.U.R.A.,' which stands for "Diverse, Urban, Resilient and Adaptable." The sustainable home features a stackable design that makes it ideal for dense urban environments. The outside of each unit boasts angled solar panels, which are oriented in a way that maximizes the amount of energy they can absorb. The sustainable design means that the house is easy to heat or cool and has a relatively small carbon footprint.

The home's unique design demonstrates that eco-friendly architecture can be adapted to dense urban environments such as New York City.