Solar Decathlon (9)-Team China-Tongji Universtiy’s Y Container of 2011


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In this particular walkthrough of the design of Team China-Tongji University’s Y-Container design that contains the future occurs in three steps, using disposed containers from the docks that can be easily transported: Transform, Add Components, Add Deck.  Basically Y Container is composed of three concepts: 1. Container of Energy: using the PV panels to capture solar radiation-> turn/ transform solar radiation into electricity->using this electricity to power the appliance inside the Y-Container 2. Container of Views: a visual angle of 120 degrees provides varied views of exterior landscape 3. Container of Water: the deck collects and filters the rainwater for domestic use.  Some of its features include: the flowing space (with movable walls) changes with the Murphy bed; triangular module and the sliding door with multifunctional space makes life much more flexible;intelligent control panel;roof ventilation valve controller with roof ventilation windows.  This design of Y-Container truly contains the simplicity, flexibility, and reusability (both in man-made material from the dock and what is provided to us through Mother nature, the rainwater).  Now, let’s take a look at this design while enjoying its beautiful background music –>


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