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 Austria: The multidisciplinary synergy of our “house of the future” performs at a high level of sustainable architectural quality. Both its prefabricated, lightweight construction system and the flexibility of its functional concept allow for variable configurations to meet different people’s needs for a range immediate applications and site situations. It offers an aesthetically satisfying and healthy environment with moments of “surprise and delight” in architectural detail, daylight and sunshine in winter, agreeable temperatures and shading in summer, as well as high indoor air quality year-round. Click here to read more.

Click here for a master list of all team previews.