Sun House by Luca Donner â€“ Let the sunshine in!
Self-sufficiency is a very popular word nowadays, but how many of the projects that claim to have it can really cover their needs of resources? The Sun House project by architect Luca Donner is a good example of hi-end architecture, designed for smart energy living. The concept lies on the variation of sunlight during the day and in different seasons. Each apartment has integrated photovoltaic panels that can virtually produce enough electricity to cover the buildingâ€™s needs, and the glass facades provide additional light and warmth. Plus, Sun House can gather not only sun, but also water â€“ rain water is collected through its core to a tank at the base of the tower, so it can be used for everyday necessities. Sun Houseâ€™s construction is also worth mentioning â€“ it consists of prefabricated modules, assembled on top of each other (by a crane or by a helicopter) around a central core, which bears the building. Viewed from above, the particular modules look like flower petals, lit up by the sun.