Solar powered housing projects are getting very popular each day. but there are very few projects that can claim to be fully self sufficient. There is always some need of outside resources. But may be this solar powered house designed by famous architect Luca Donner can be easily termed as one of most brilliant examples of self-sufficient buildings. This sun house is designed for smart energy living.
The basic concept is to maximize the utilization of sunlight throughout the day and during all seasons. Each apartment in sun house is integrated with photovoltaic panels aka solar panels. Each Panel is enough to produce enough electricity to cover the building’s needs. The glass face on each apartment provides for additional light and heat.
The Sun House is designed not only to collect solar power, I also collects rain water. which is collected and filtered down to a tank in basement. Which is then pumped up by each apartment using solar powered water pumps.
The method of constructing Sun House is also very unusual. The house is not built at site but only the core. Apartments are pre-fabricated , pre-assembled and mounted at top of each other by heli-copter cranes around a central core, which bears the building.
I am especially impressed by the bird eye view of the building. It looks like a flower and that make me smile.