Aug 20, 2010

LUMENHAUS - Proposed Module for Zero Energy House

The name LUMENHAUS comes from "lumen", meaning "the power of light", and "haus", a reference both to the Bauhaus design movement in which the Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies has roots, and the German word for house or home.
Designed by students of Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University for the – 2010 Solar Decathlon Europewhich it won – LUMENHAUS was inspired by the iconic glass pavilion-style Farnsworth House from Bauhaus architect Mies Van Der Rohe.LUMENHAUS uses : responsive architecture all of the systems have been designed to work together to balance occupants' comfort and energy efficiency.

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