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Team Florida targeted FleX House as “a starter home for a young, moderate-income couple living in Florida.” The Team adds that “By design, FleX House adapts to different site situations and plan configurations. As a family grows, modules can be added to expand the living space.”


 


A closer view shows the bedroom fully extended. Sliding walls enclose a closet and computer nook, and also provide privacy for the bathroom.


 


The 930-sq.-ft. steel-framed home shipped as a single container. The home’s bedroom and entry were tucked inside the house box like RV slide-outs.


Testing had revealed that complete shading of the roof and walls would result in the greatest reduction in heat gain, so the team added “an umbrella-like outer structure composed of cypress wood louvers and photovoltaic panels that shades the roof and walls, minimizing heat gain through the building envelope.”


The four-school team targeted their design toward a moderate-income couple or other first-time buyers. Jurors ranked the home 11th in affordability, with a construction price of just over $334,000. GB


 


DIGITAL ASSETS

> Project Manual www.solardecathlon.gov/past/2011/pdfs/fla_manual.pdf
> Construction Drawings www.solardecathlon.gov/past/2011/pdfs/fla_cd.pdf
> Menu and Recipes www.solardecathlon.gov/past/2011/pdfs/fla_menu.pdf


Video Links
> Video Walkthrough www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TfbOITptGA4
> Architecture and Sales Presentation www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wMapSa4aNKA
> Engineering Presentation www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=GAJKZsjRqCs


FOR CLICKABLE URL LINKS, GO TO WWW.GREENBUILDERMAG.COM/DECATHLON


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