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Unusual homes -- The Heliodome

france bioclimatic solar house 3-d sundial

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#1 Hum

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 15:31

The Heliodome, a bioclimatic solar house is seen in Cosswiller in the Alsacian countryside near Strasbourg, Eastern France, August 4, 2011. The house is designed as a giant three-dimensional sundial, set on a fixed angle in relationship to the sun's movements to provide shade during the summer months, keeping the inside temperature cool, and during Fall, Winter and Spring sunlight enters the large windows as the sun's position is lower in the sky, thus warming the living space.

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#2 M_Lyons10

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 15:38

Hm. That's a very interesting structure. lol I would be very curious to see the inside...

#3 Astra.Xtreme

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 15:44

Wow, that must have been an architect's nightmare. Designing the support for those angles is quite an impressive feat.

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 16:51

I thought a UFO crashed. :p

http://img.ibtimes.c...matic-solar.jpg

http://www.dogpile.c...e Heliodome&ql=

http://blog.bmykey.c...8/heliodome.jpg

http://heliodome-uk....liodome_web.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot...00/R0011399.jpg

http://www.heliodome....fr/talen16.gif

http://www.dna.fr/fr...-en-concert.jpg

http://www.hatterer.eu/heliodome/