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.

UNC Charlotte: UrbanEden is a net-zero energy, solar-powered home designed for the city of Charlotte, N.C. Envisioned as an urban infill project for young professionals or empty-nesters, the house design is defined by a strong connection between indoor and outdoor living areas; even in an urban context, the outdoor living area allows one to privately enjoy the outdoors. Click here to read more.

Click here for a master list of all team previews.