Silo House | Cornell University Solar Decathlon 2009
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The Silo House is a 500 sq. ft. exclusively solar powered modular home designed and built by a group of Cornell University Students. It was compe… Read More
The Silo House is a 500 sq. ft. exclusively solar powered modular home designed and built by a group of Cornell University Students. It was competed to compete in the 2009 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Read Less
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VIDEO /// A New Take on the Murphy Bed

The bed raises to the ceiling when not in use by turning a hand-powered crank. Beneath the bed a blanket
chest is revealed for seating and storage.
The Silo House was constructed by a group of Cornell University students as the third Cornell entry into the biannual US Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon competition. 

As both the Interiors team co-leader and Graphics & Branding team co-leader, I worked in various capacities on the team through the design, materials sourcing & procurement, and construction phases of the project.  The levitating bed, blanket chest and bookcase were designed and built in collaboration with Benn Colker.  I was also responsible for the interior design, team identity creation, various printed materials and website design in collaboration with Irina Chernyakova.  Website coding was completed with the help of Jeremy Blum - controls team leader.

To view the site, and for more information about the house and the the 2009 Cornell University Solar Decathlon team visit: cusd.cornell.edu/silo