The Solaleya Pearl Dwelling Embraces Passive Energy Practices

 - Apr 4, 2011
References: solaleya & designbuzz
The Solaleya Pearl habitat is one shelter that can be placed just about anywhere, endowed with the capacity to function in harmony with its natural environment.

Equipped with solar panels, rainwater collection systems and passive ventilation, the rounded tent-like residence by David Fanchon may range in size from 400 square feet to 5000 square feet. It provides adequate insulation against the elements and an aerodynamic form that minimizes the impact of cold forceful winds across the shell. Sunlight is reflected from the white roof in summer, and expansive windowing gives the dwelling design panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Built in such a stable shape, the Solaleya Pearl house even boasts anti-seismic specs that would keep it grounded in the event of an earthquake.