This project profile is part of a series from ARCHTECT and Ecobuildingpulse.com 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.

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Click here for a master list of all team previews.