SunBloc was the winner of the 2012 RIBA President Medals Student Awards, a prestigious architectural competition that takes place annually in the UK
The focus of the project is insulation and hard-to-reach sites such as rooftops.
Corner windows and high-level openings let in adequate daylight , plus solar exposure could be maximized with a south-facing porch
The blocks were developed in conjunction with structural engineering firm AKT
The materials are fairly inexpensive, and SunBloc does not require skilled workers for assembly
Besides the PV panels that cover the roof, the idea is to green up the project further by replacing EPS with BioFoam produced from waste
A net-zero house project called SunBloc has won the 2012 RIBA President Medals Student Awards, a prestigious architectural competition that takes place annually in the UK. Devised by students from the London Metropolitan University, SunBloc is tailored for the Solar Decathlon Competition, but the students say it can be adapted to other contexts.
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