Inside the First Light House: Interior Design for New Zealand’s Entry into the  U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011

@inproceedings{Farrow2012InsideTF,
  title={Inside the First Light House: Interior Design for New Zealand’s Entry into the 
U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2011},
  author={Anna Farrow},
  year={2012}
}
This thesis documents a two year journey to design and build a most unconventional kiwi bach. It reports on the applied research undertaken in order to meet the specific requirements of a particular construction project: the development of a transportable, modular, demountable, entirely solar-powered house built in New Zealand to compete in the US Department of Energy’s 2011 Solar Decathlon, held in Washington DC. This challenge was initially taken on by a small team of undergraduate students… 
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A series of large scale fabrication projects offered to students from 2012-2014 in Christchurch, New Zealand, under the umbrella of FESTA challenged the students to confront a series of ‘firsts’; to work collaboratively, to present themselves professionally, to navigate regulatory bodies, to engage with a client, and to realise a project at full, one to one, scale.