Futuristic house made of spinach protein and soy-foam

The winner of the Buckminster Fuller Institute's independent Cradle-to-Cradle competition is a photosynthetic, electricity-generating single-family home insulated with soy-foam and designed to be placed in communal blocks:

Not only does the building run a photosynthetic and phototropic skin made with spinach protein, but it also produces more energy than a single family's needs, allowing the excess to be distributed to neighbors. This radical shift, from centralized energy systems today, fosters community interdependence as neighbors benefit from the resources of others.


(Thanks, Graffitirun!)

Update: Alternate link, thanks, )3