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
- 2D, 3D, Design, Storyboarding
- Architectural Visualization, Architecture