Dovid Feld

Dovid Feld

Los Angeles, CA, US


DALE (SCI-Arc/Caltech Solar Decathlon 2013)

DALE, the Dynamic Augmented Living Environment, was inspired by the sunny Southern California's wonderful climate, dramatic geography, and adventurous lifestyle, SCI-Arc/Caltech’s net-zero, rail-mounted active dwelling system carries the architectural tradition of the adobe, bungalow, and Case Study Houses into the twenty-first century.

With its flexible interior and mobile exterior, DALE sits lightly while allowing the homeowner to live freely.
Our net-zero, solar-powered house is comprised of two prefab modules that run on a rail system, making it a home that is as active as the people who reside in it. DALE brings the outdoors in - literally! - and offers the inhabitants as many configurations as they can imagine.

DALE's two modules work as well in unison as they do individually.  While the modules can come together for conditioning and security purposes, they are designed to multiply the home's
livable square footage and take advantage of Southern California's sublime climate.  An endless variety of module and canopy configurations optimize the usage of space and give the homeowner incredible flexibility.

DALE redefines the relationship between the indoors and the outdoors so that the inhabitants are more aware how they interact with their home and how their home interacts with the environment.

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Status: Built
Location: Los Angeles, CA, US/Irvine,CA,US
My Role: Cheif Health and Safety Officer, Team Member
Additional Credits: This project was produced by the devoted students and faculty of SCI-Arc and Caltech as an entry into the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon 2013. I was privileged to be a part of a team who produced this project.