About This Project
Zola recently sponsored the Techstyle Haus, Rhode Island School of Design’s entry to the Solar Decathlon in Versailles, France. The building is made out of high-performance textiles. The team included representatives from Brown University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the University of Applied Sciences of Erfurt, Germany. Zola provided windows, window design and on site installation support for the high-performance design – the first textile entry to a solar decathlon.
Techstyle Haus is entirely solar-powered and conforms to the Passive House Standard, the highest international standard for energy efficiency. It was also designed to be exuberant, with soft curves and textural fabric walls. The project utilized Zola’s Thermo Wood windows.