Combining the manufacturing expertise of Volkswagen with a stunningly modern design sensibility, the Technische Universität Darmstadt’s wowed the crowds this week at the 2007 Solar Decathlon with their gorgeously innovative Solar Decathlon home.
I’m not exactly sure why I haven’t gone down the the Solar Decathlon. They’re announcing the winner today. Maybe we can stop by on the way to flag football tomorrow.
Anyway, the house I linked above is beautiful. It looks like a little beach house. And it’s totally solar powered. Imagine dozens of these set just off a nice clean beach, accessible by foot or bike, and maybe a hybrid bus, but no driveways or street parking. Maybe there’s a few Sunfish pulled up on the sand, and a lost flip flop next to a path paved in crushed shells.
If that doesn’t make you nostalgic for your childhood, then I have to ask what the heck you did growing up.