LOCATION // Parque Madrid Río. Madrid, Spain.

CLIENT // Solar Decathlon Europe

YEAR // 2010

STATUS // Completed

PROGRAM  // Dwelling

FUNCTION //  Prototype Solar House

The FabLab House is a self-sufficient dwelling produced to take part in the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition by a consortium of organizations and companies led by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT and the Global Fab Lab Network. The objective is to design an integral solar house with the technologies of our time, which will generate maximum resources with minimum investment. A house built for people, committed to creating the city and connected with the whole world.

Welcome to the FabLab House!

The FabLab House is a home conceived as an active centre of resource production rather a space of passive consumption. The house generates more than twice the energy it needs to function, by means of its photovoltaic system; it produces food in its permaculture garden and fruit trees, and has a small FabLab, connected via video conferencing with the global network of FabLabs, for the manufacture of everyday objects.

The Fab Lab House is not simply a box with solar panels on its roof; its physical structure is integrated with its energy production and management of the information it generates.

The FabLab House is a unique structure that explores  a design, fabrication and construction process that look beyond the traditional linear practice. The FabLab House, developed with an open design, can be fabricated with local materials anywhere in the world. Its organic form, which responds directly to its environment, can be produced using advanced industrial systems which allow each dwelling to be made to measure for its users. The interior space is a multifunctional loft in which to work and rest, equipped with information technology to produce knowledge and connect to the world.


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