Experience the House

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.


september 2009 | student works on eclipsis screen
  • The Virginia Tech LUMENHAUS was part of the exhibition Sustainable Communities: Greenovation at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C
  • Pepco (Electric service provider for Washington) provided a grid tie as part of a collaboration to demonstrate the utility's smart grid technology
  • Siemens Corp, in conjunction with the LUMENHAUS exhibit, hosted a day-long conference at the National Building Museum focusing on the 21st century challenge of sustainable development
  • Stretched fabric ceiling installed
  • Bathroom tiled
  • Stainless steel sun screens assembled and installed
  • Installation of interior maple finish
  • Testing of appliances and systems