Solar Sheep – Hi-tech solar roof coupled with low-tech sheep wool insulation
Jun 11, 2009 15:26
Self-sufficient home harnesses solar energy and harvests rainwater.
Keeping up with its task to merging technology with biology, BIOS Architects have designed an ecofriendly, self-sufficient dwelling of tomorrow – The Solar Sheep. The portable dwelling is fully adaptable to the change in environment and climate due to the modular construction approach designed by BIOS. The modular dwelling is constructed using bamboo and harnesses solar energy and harvests rainwater for the inhabitants.
The bamboo structure that gives the needed strength to the building holds a duo of hi-tech skins – an upper skin to harvest rainwater and generate solar electricity and a lower skin that carries removable tiles which are made of felted sheep’s wool. The upper skin is made from thin-film solar panels, which are laminated between two layers of heavy duty polyethylene.
The floor is made up of 4’ X 8’ prefabricated panels that are based on Japanese Tatami system. These panels can be configured in different styles to meet the requirements of the user. The kitchenette unit is the basic of the design which draws rainwater from the catchment barrel for washing and expels grey water into a machine for treatment and re-use.
There’s a spreadsheet program that comes with the Mac Operational System which is called Apple Numbers. Actually, it’s a part of Apple’s iWork suite. This program crates files with data organized into rows and columns and may as well be provided with some graphs, tables, images and formulas. Rows are usually labeled with numbers while columns are labeled using letters. An Individual sell can be determined by a unique combination of both. Read more
Photo editing can be a cumbersome and time consuming job, but it's what makes the end product even more stunning. To do this, there are tons of software that allow you to work on your material anywhere without the new of installing it on your computer. Today, we review Fotophire - the latest and also complete photo editing toolkit you can access on the cloud. Check out what we think about it and how you can use it for your photo works. Read more
Just as templates have made it a lot easier to design your web pages and build your websites, there are times when this wide array of templates makes you overwhelmed and confused and for several days together you keep staring at them unable to decide which to select and work upon. Read more