Caribbean Queen

The Universidad de Puerto Rico’s fourth Solar Decathlon entry drew on traditional Caribbean design, with an emphasis on the indoor-outdoor connection and smart use of shading and cross breezes.

A view from the CASH house’s courtyard area. The house was designed in an “L” shape to center around this outdoor space.

Slats in the teak bathroom floor collect shower water to be reused for plant irrigation.

A Murphy bed folds out of a student-made module in Puerto Rico’s Solar Decathlon house.

A hammock enhances the tropical feel of the multipurpose area of the Universidad de Puerto Rico's house. 

A deck in the back of the CASH house helps connect the home to the outdoors.

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