Take a 3D tour through First Light’s solar bach

Take a 3D tour through First Light’s solar bach

First Light, the Victoria University team of students competing in this year’s  US Solar Decathlon competition (the first Kiwi team to ever do so), have been doing an awesome job at keeping us updated on their progress via their regular blogs. First Light will be taking their Kiwi solar bach concept to Washington D.C. later this yearwhere they’ll compete against 19 international student teams to design, build and operate a solar-powered house that is cost effective, energy efficient and well-designed.  

And now, after reading about their progress and seeing it in pictures, First Light have gone one better by giving us this fantastic fly-through 3D animation of their solar bach concept. 

“It’s been really exciting for the team to see the plans come to life and to get a feel for what the house will really feel like to live in.  With construction starting this week we are getting closer to the day when we will be able to walk around the house for real,” say the team. 

The animation, the handy work of Victoria University’s School of Architecture graduate David Moore, was created as one of the deliverable items for the U.S. Department of Energy. Each team was challenged to create an animated fly-through to show how the house will work while explaining the philosophy behind the design. 

Fly-through for yourself below.

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