18 May 2011
LumenHAUS on Display at Farnsworth House this Summer
The Virginia Tech LumenHAUS, winner of the 2010 Solar Decathlon Europe, will be on display on the grounds of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House, near Plano, IL, through Oct. 23, 2011.
Inspired by the Farnsworth House, the LumenHAUS features a flowing, open plan that connects occupants to each other within the house and to nature outside. After the LumenHAUS placed first in the Architecture category of the SDEurope competition, 2002 Pritzker Architecture Prize recipient Glenn Murcutt said, “the jury applauds the intelligence of the further development of Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House in the multi-layering of two long north and south facades that invites enjoyable variations in habitation and use, subtle adjustments of light, privacy, and aesthetic expression…”