HALO – Passive Solar Home Designed by Swedish Students

Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away from the growing trend of social isolation…

Its curvy roof is made from monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells on acrylic covered with a high strength polymer. This was mounted on a thin waterproof polycarbonate membrane and shaped into a canopy with indoor and outdoor spaces.” – Inhabitat 

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Affordable Prefab Design from 1948

One of Prouvé’s Demountable Houses, Maison 8×8, is an 8 square meter dwelling made from durable metal frames with a wooden roof and floor beams. 64 square meters provides an acceptable amount of living space while allowing the project to be quickly and easily constructed.” – Inhabitat 

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