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FOLD

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FOLD

credit: SDEurope

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FOLD

From the Technical University of Denmark, FOLD is "naive… and realistic."

The sloped roof is designed to be tuned to local conditions and site specific resources, following three steps:

• REDUCE: The first step is to reduce energy consumption by limiting unwanted heat loss and gain by means of improved geometry and the transparency of the building envelope.

• OPTIMIZE: Then we optimize the necessary systems. This might be cause additional cost on the building budget – but the operating costs will be significantly minimized.

• PRODUCE: Finally, the building achieves net zero energy by building integrated energy production methods.

Inhabitat called it "a comfortable, well-lit and ventilated home that people from all walks of life will enjoy."

More at Inhabitat and the gorgeous team website.