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Solarized Glass Homes

The Mission: House is a Hi-Tech, Eco-Friendly Abode

— September 17, 2010 — Eco
In places where sunlight is more dominant than others, such as in the Mission District located in Twin Peaks, San Francisco, solar rays are the ultimate power source, hence the Mission: House. In a location with an abundance of sunlight, Interstice Architects took it upon themselves to utilize this energy and construct a high-tech home that can recycle natural resources.

Originally designed as a test lab for building strategies, the Mission: House is encased in a solar multi-faceted "greenskin" shell made of recycled windows and ultimately uses smart passive solar strategies that synthesizes solar energy. However, not only does the house have an exposed open-air bathroom, the house does not provide much insulation from the cold.
Trend Themes
1. Solarized Glass - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing advanced solar panels that can be seamlessly integrated into glass facades for efficient energy generation in buildings.
2. Eco-friendly Construction - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Creating sustainable building materials and construction techniques that optimize energy usage and reduce environmental impact.
3. Smart Passive Solar - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Designing intelligent systems that harness passive solar strategies to optimize energy efficiency and minimize reliance on traditional power sources in buildings.
Industry Implications
1. Renewable Energy - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Developing innovative solar technologies and solutions for residential and commercial applications to promote renewable energy adoption.
2. Green Building - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Revolutionizing the construction industry by creating sustainable and eco-friendly materials, designs, and practices for buildings.
3. Smart Home Technology - Disruptive innovation opportunity: Advancing smart home systems and technologies that optimize energy consumption, integrate renewable energy sources, and enhance comfort and convenience for homeowners.
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