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2014/09/29 | all news, newsletter14, photogalleries,
The construction at LISI’s new home in the ‚Blaue Lagune‘ is entering the final week. In just a couple of days, the winner of the Solar Decathlon 2013 will be open to the public. While the days are getting shorter, working hours are increasing as former decathletes hustle to finish the house on time. The […]
 
2014/09/14 | all news, newsletter14, photogalleries,
Progress at the construction site is great and things are moving along quite well. Since this is not the first (nor second) time LISI has been constructed, many grips have been made before and were definitely not new to us. Having more time to build LISI this time, compared to nine dense days in California, […]
 
2014/08/25 | all news, newsletter14, photogalleries,
After a rather long hibernation period – in which we minimally adapted LISI’s plans to Austrian conditions and her future site – the day of rebuilding the winner of the Solar Decathlon 2013 drew nearer. We always knew, LISI had to be displayed in a place where she would have the most impact, raise awareness […]
 
2014/04/07 | all news, photogalleries,
In the early spring of 2014, Festool has invited Team Austria to join them in Salzburg for a presentation of their new products as well as their brand new Austrian headquarters. Also on-site were journalists from various Austrian timber construction magazines, eager to learn more about Festool, as well as LISI and Team Austria’s victory […]
 
2013/11/29 | all news, photogalleries,
After ranking fourth in architecture and first in the communications contests, LISI was catapulted onto the first place with just two more competition days to go. This of course, had a huge effect on the visitor numbers during public hours. All of a sudden, a long line started wrapping itself around LISI and people had […]
 
2013/11/29 | all news, photogalleries,
Here we are. On October 12th, the US Department of Energy announced that Team Austria has won the Solar Decathlon 2013. The extreme effort of more than two years of hard work has come down to this very moment. The team is incredibly grateful and truly humbled by this amazing award that has been awarded. […]
 
2013/10/25 | all news, newsletter11, photogalleries,
We were much honored to welcome several special guests in our house during the competition phase. The mayor of the city of Irvine, Steven Choi, not only signed the inside of the laundry cabinet door but was also invited to the hosted dinner party where we served pumpkin soup and chicken. Former finance minister of […]
 
2013/10/10 | all news, photogalleries,
LISI is currently standing in Orange County Great Park. If you are in the vicinity, do come by and visit Team Austria. Follow
 
2013/10/09 | all news, photogalleries,
LISI consists of more than 90% of wood. Starting with conventional construction wood, LISI also uses wood fiber and cellulose as thermal insulation and tree bark as wall finishing. Even her furniture makes use of this raw material. LISI combines virtually all parts of the tree – from the bark to the core. With the […]
 
2013/10/02 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
The last day of the construction has begun. By 12 o’clock midday, LISI has to be finished, decorated and polished. Everybody rallied one more time. The entire Solar Decathlon Team Austria was present at the building site in order to finalize LISI. While the terrace was still receiving its final touch and presentation posters were […]
 
2013/10/02 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
The plants have arrived. The eighth day of our assembly is dominated by the color green. 365 plants from the AKI nursery made it onto the building site and – with a painstaking attention – were placed in the appropriate flower boxes. Furthermore, the green walls in the north and south were stocked with herbs […]
 
2013/10/01 | all news, construction, photogalleries,
The LISI building site is alive. Small groups of Austrian decathletes are hustling. No matter where you look, you’ll find someone working at every nook and corner – surfaces are being fixed, lighting mounted and floor modules installed. It almost seems as if everything is happening at once, and that is quite possibly the case. […]
 
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