Experience the House
progress

The house is the result of a unique collaboration between academia, corporate partners, fabricators, material suppliers and practitioners. Built by undergraduate and graduate students, the project links research, teaching and outreach in an experience that challenges conventional practice and stimulates new considerations for residential living.

JULY 2008

july 2008 | eclipsis system
  • Ten students awarded academic fellowships to participate in solar decathlon summer studio. Architecture, industrial design and building construction students advance the preliminary design and develop the concept of Responsive Architecture
  • Summer studio office established
  • Initial full-scale mock-ups of sliding shutter screens
  • Polycarbonate panels with aerogel prototyped
  • Initial presentation in Houston to ConocoPhillips