Designed by ‘Team Germany’ the surPLUShome concept was win the 2009 Solar Decathlon from the U.S Department of Energy. The surPLUShome design is based on a single room concept by a multi functional body as its central element. surPLUShome is almost entirely covered with photovoltaic panels that managed to generate 19 kilowatts during one day of test runs.
surPLUShome designed with multi functional interior concept, consisting of a single room room provides maximum space and flexibility. In the northern part of the building features several basic and everyday function such as: kitchen, bathroom, stairs, storage space and building services. For different atmospheres and grades of privacy the east side floor (bedroom) has been lowered while an open gallery above offers additional space for cocooning and leisure. Within the past process of Solar Decathlon, Team Germany has always intended to design new solutions for the integration of photovoltaic cells into the building surface. It’s a brilliant idea of eco-friendly house design. Get more information about this house at Team Germany’s official website.