Solar Decathlon (10)-Team New Jersey’s Enjoy House (NJIT & Rutgers University) of 2011


Dear Readers,

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Now let’s take a look at a design of collaborative effort between New Jersey Institute of Technology and Rutgers, the State University of  New Jersey, the Enjoy house.  It challenges the traditional building design techniques and creates a new method of approaching high-performance energy efficiency homes.  The Enjoy house is designed in multiple modules for prefabricated assembly, with precast insulated concrete panels comprised of the primary construction material of the house, allowing great deal of construction time on site ;it is disassembled for ease of transport and reassembled at the site of Solar Decathlon 2011.  Plan of the house is based on universal design principle, with an open floor plan that provides access and ease of use for residents and guests throughout the building. The house is of single level, and its bathroom, kitchen, and corridor all containing ample space for wheel chair access.  The roof inverted hip shape, with North facing site, is calibrated for optimal solar and rainwater collection.  A band of clear story windows surrounding the base of the roof creates the illusion of the heavy concrete roof  floating on air.  Mechanical,  electrical, and plumbing systems are consolidated within the central core, around which the house is organized.  Without further ado, let’s have a look at this Enjoy house–>


written and posted by sunissthefuture-Susan Sun Nunamaker,



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One Response to “Solar Decathlon (10)-Team New Jersey’s Enjoy House (NJIT & Rutgers University) of 2011”

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