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Tiny Solar House by IAAC the Fab Lab Project

This tiny solar house is called the Fab Lab House Project designed by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC).

It was chosen to be one of the participants of the Solar Decathlon Europe competition in Madrid, Spain.

It has a unique design and utilizes solar power as you see on the roof.

The house uses the resources of the environment (water, sun, and wind) to adapt.

The house has a control panel which gives you information as to how much power the lights, oven, and washing machine are consuming.

It also tells you how much power is being produced by solar panels.

The control system provides real-time monitoring of the technology within the house as well as the environment.

It keeps historical information along with the capability of sharing this information through the Internet. Could be helpful if you’re away, etc.




Photo credit thanks to Fab Lab House and Adri Goula

VIDEO: Construction of this Tiny House

FabLabHouse Resumen Proceso de Construccion from ON i ON comunicacion on Vimeo.

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  • March 30, 2012, 1:59 pm

    Too cool!

  • Cal 20 Sailor
    June 17, 2012, 3:39 pm

    Very interesting design…now I’d like to see what they could build within a realworld budget…!!! All those freeform and curved beams may be fascinating to student designers, but they would cost an exorbitant amount in time and money to actually make. And who really wants a half-million dollar Tiny House? I’d like to see the results of a contest that limited the designs to those that would cost no more than, say, $10,000 in materials and 200 manhours to build. That would really stretch the imagination of folks within a realworld scenario.

    • January 31, 2014, 10:30 pm

      Yes it’s great, I love it in fact, but I to would like to see what these guys could do with a real budget.

      Still I guess it is common for practical ideas to come from these concept designs.

      • Eric
        May 1, 2019, 4:42 am

        So much of what we have today comes out of off the wall concept ideas that are/were totally impractical. I mean, how practical is it to have a whole functional computer in your pocket? AND… you can make phone calls on it as well??? OMG those evil mad scientist thinkers have a lot to answer for… lol

  • January 26, 2019, 2:19 pm

    I love it! It reminds me of a nautilus. I’d have problems with the stairs but if I was younger I’d move right in. I do tend to like odd things and fun shapes. Now if there was dozens of homes like this, It wouldn’t be as interesting to me. I hate subdivision homes.

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