The effluents of the house are treated and reused
The house uses solar power, rain collection, natural lighting, a dry toilet and a system to turn sewage into garden fertilizer
The project is Brazil's entry to the 2012 Solar Decathlon that will take place in Madrid in September
The designers conceived the house in a way to promote social interaction
The house uses solar PV panels to generate electricity
The Ekó House takes its inspiration from the Tupi-Guarani, one of the largest indigenous groups in Brazil
For its entry in the 2012 Solar Decathlon Europe, a group of Brazilian architects, designers, students and researchers has taken its cues from the native Tupi-Guarani people, one of the largest aboriginal nations in Brazil. Called Ekó House, the project scales up Ikea’s self-assembling concept and combines it with solar power, rain collection, natural lighting, a dry toilet and a system to turn sewage into garden fertilizer.
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