The Solar Fab Lab House by IAAC: Comfortable Outdoor Space and Microclimate Throughout the House- Tuesday, October 23rd 2012.
The Solar House is a new generation FabLab home whose goal is to not industrialize but allow any person to manufacture anywhere in the world, from the platform of Fab Labs, or fabrication laboratories. The Solar Fab Lab House by IAAC is made completely out of wood and uses the water, wind and sun to create a microclimate throughout the house. The production methodology of the house is founded in a structure fabricated from common materials sourced globally and in the use of locally found machinery.
The Solar Fab Lab House by IAAC has a control panel which gives you information as to how much power the lights, oven, and washing machine are consuming. The selection of wood, not steel, as the basic structural material is deduced from two lines of thought, the first being that a solar house must be reduced from a solar material and the second that the choice of wood leads to structural elements and components which are small, light and manageable. It has a unique design and utilizes solar power as you see on the roof. Wooden construction in which all its structural components are laser cut from a 1220x1440mm plywood sheet.
The control system provides real time monitoring of the technology within the house as well as the environment. It is definitely a very affordable housing solution, designed with a combination of simple construction, geometric sophistication and technological wealth. The Solar House’s aim is to reduce the projected cost, with further development, to make it more market viable. The Solar Fab Lab House by IAAC not only has a rounded shape that allows for maximum internal volume with minimal exterior surface but is elevated off the ground upon three ‘legs’, in order to create a space under the house for the development of certain outdoor activities. This simultaneously creates a comfortable outdoor space, doubling the living area.