“URCOMANTE,” House has been built by the team group of dedicated students and teachers from the University of Valladolid, Spain. The project has been presented at the Solar Decathalon Europe 2010. URCOMANTE is a word composed of the various individuals to whom the living spaces of the house can be adapted to(urbanite, cosmopolitan, manager, immigrant, and dilettante).
The logic behind this idea is that there must be flexibility in terms of options for building the house as well providing the capacity for it to adapt to its occupants
The Urcomante house features walls and a roof covered in photovoltaic panels, while the inside is amply sunlit and adaptable, with interchangeable rooms.
The Urcomante’s rooftop solar array produces an impressive 10 kWhrs of energy and also features evacuated tube hot water heaters. The side louvers can adjust to let the winter light in and block the harsh summer glare. The Inside is broken into six “modules” that can be reorganized to fit the occupants’ needs. The inhabitants will probably spend a lot of time on the veranda.
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