This is a house that will transform the way that people think about dwelling and energy efficiency. With an emphasis on the seamless integration of science and art, [re]form will transform perception of technological efficiency. This is a house that will transform in a technological sense. It will be a battery unto itself, collecting, transforming and storing energy. It will gather energy from the solar array and transform it into kinetic, electric, and potential energy. [re]form will capture human-generated mechanical movements and transform them into other forms of energy.
This is a house that will inform, through abstract and subtle means, how its energy systems work, giving the occupant a greater appreciation for its value and innovation. The residents will learn how the building works as they experience it. As a public exhibit, [re]form will inform visitors about how solar energy can be seamlessly integrated into everyday life. This is a house that will be informed, in turn, by its inhabitants. Homebuyers want a home that is warm and inviting, fits all of their needs, and can reflect their own personality and desires. [re]form will be customizable by the input of the inhabitant.
This is a house that will perform as a work of art. It will, in the most literal sense, be an art form. It will be put on display to perform for the world-to excite and inspire with its beauty and elegance. This is a house that will perform as a home. While energy efficiency is certainly the leading priority for this project, it is by most assessments not the primary force compelling someone to purchase a new house. Therefore, we aim to form a house that is a home in the purest sense of the word, which has been defined as "an environment offering security and happiness", "a congenial environment" or even "a place where something flourishes." [re]form will of course perform in the ecologically responsible sense, but beyond the bare technical (and some might say cold) methods by which such sustainability is achieved, [re]form will truly be a home. For how sustainable can a house legitimately be if it is not from the beginning inviting, comforting and -ultimately- inspiring?