The Fab Lab House wins Solar Decathlon Europe people’s choice award
The most popular solar house in Madrid, produced by the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC).
“This is a really important award for us – said Daniel Ibañez, Co-Director of the project – because compared to other houses we wanted to achieve a very human house. We wanted to make a house to live more than a technology showroom.”
However the house has also introduced significant technological innovations such as the world’s most efficient flexible solar panels, made with both Spanish and American technology, what is being creating a great interest on companies and people who visited the house and it represents a significant breakthrough in the architectural integration of solar systems. “We wanted to overcome the idea that a solar house is a traditional house with solar panels on top and a lot of technology inside. Our project is a full solar house, a new generation of building that visitors have come to appreciate.” says the co-director of the project.