Cradle to Cradle

In this home, energy is neither created nor destroyed, it is collected and returned.

The design utilizes timeless passive solar strategies, shielding unwanted summer sun and absorbing heat from low winter sun through its thermal mass. Active solar collection provides the main source of necessary electrical energy. The core extends vertically, clad with a super-conductive photosynthetic plasma cell skin that is able to generate 1200% more electrical voltage per area than contemporary photovoltaics. Building on current research involving extracted spinach protein, this living skin is photosynthetic and phototropic — it grows and follows the path of the sun, generating electricity beyond the needs of a single family. Excess power is distributed to neighboring homes and street-lighting infrastructure.