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Solar Decathlon Competition: SURE HOUSE

The SURE HOUSE started with a simple question: how can we design a home which both reduces its energy use and adapts to the realities of a changing, more extreme climate. Our answer emerged as a new direction in storm resilient coastal housing. We merged the inherently efficient indoor /outdoor rooms and open floor plan of the quintessential 60’s style modern beach cottage with state of the art building science, the latest renewable energy technologies, and fiber-composite materials re-purposed from the boat building industry. The result is a building armored against extreme weather that uses 90% less energy than its conventional cousins, powers itself through clean solar energy, and in the aftermath of a storm becomes a hub for emergency power to the neighborhood, all of this packaged as a comfortable, beautiful beach house. Designed in collaboration with Stevens Institute of Technology for The Solar Decathlon 2015 Competition.

Project Roles
Architect, Designer
Skills
2D, 3D, Design, Storyboarding
Media
Architectural Visualization, Architecture
Solar Decathlon Competition: SURE HOUSE