This project profile is part of a series from ARCHTECT and providing a sneak peek at the designs in progress for the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, taking place Oct. 3-13 in Irvine, Calif. Project descriptions and videos are provided by each team.

Team Alberta: Borealis provides sustainable living and the comforts of home for remote working populations. Designed as modular prefabricated housing for the resource industries in western Canada, Borealis addresses housing shortages with a sustainable alternative. The remarkable natural beauty of the northern lights is reflected in the strong geometric design; the perfect backdrop for a beacon of comfort, sustainability and harmony. This is Borealis, this is home away from home. Click here to read more.

Click here for a master list of all team previews.