HALO: An Environmentally Friendly Solar House

HALO is a concept house designed by a group of Swedish students from Chalmers University. It is a group of Swedish students from Chalmers University. Measuring 645 sq foot, HALO takes its name and shape from the rainbow-like optical phenomenon around the sun. Its curvy roof is made from monocrystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells on acrylic covered with a high strength polymer. It was designed with small private rooms and large entertaining areas to shift people away from the growing trend of social isolation. HALO can accommodate 4 people who bedroom located at the both ends of the house. The middle part is the shared technical area – kitchen, bathroom and laundry room. Based on the notion that a shared house should have double the amount of communal space than usual, shared study area and dinning area are located at the large semicircle area.

HALO: An Environmentally Friendly Solar House
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Skit: Micro Home Designed for One Person Usage

Created by Dachi Papuashvili, Skit is a new micro home project designated for one person usage. In Papuashvili’s mind, Skit is best used for churchmen and laymen for long term living or serve for short-term isolation needs. Having an unusual cross shape, Skit is an energetically independent building, producing any needed energy on solar power, and accumulating rain water. Ideally, it does not need any energy sources and communications.

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Hang Up Lamp: a Solar Powered Lamp Can be Easily Extended, Bent and Hung

Designed by Jihyun Seo, Youjung An and Dayoung An, “Hang Up Lamp” is a new way you make light while out camping. Compared with traditional lamp or lantern, “Hang Up Lamp” is comfortable to carry and not easily broken by using silicon material instead of glass. This segmented lamp houses LEDs in short lengths of tube, each of which has a solar-powered battery, a positive pole, and a negative pole. When the ends are joined, the lamp creates a loop and lights up, which means you can hang it up without any other tools. With this lamp, you can use the light easily at everywhere. Just hang it on anything and enjoy your trip!

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Fresh Lamp: Innovative Plant Caring LED Lamp

Designed by Chun Jiang Yao, the Fresh Lamp is a nice way to integrate lamps, plant care and unique décor. As a table lamp, it can be rolled up into one neat piece to save some space when not in use. In day time, it can reserve energy from solar power and when the night comes, the lamp will automatically turn on and work in growing mode. When you need if for reading or working, you can switch to full-energy mode which will expand the lamp and provide enough light you need. It sounds a nice design, but looks more like a planter instead of a lamp for me. If there is no extra power, the lamp doesn’t look like can work long time with only supply of solar power.

Fresh Lamp: Innovative Plant Caring LED Lamp

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