Solar Powered Housing ( Solar Thermal Magazine)
ST Bungalow LLC and Molinelli Architects announced today that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has issued a patent for a breakthrough method of making a roof for various kinds of buildings, including the “ST Bungalow,” a newly designed, affordable, eco-friendly, solar powered home.
The patent, titled “Method of Making Housing Components” (14/196,060), is for a roof having fiberglass resin forms secured in place with a binder such as cement or compressed earth brick (CEBs) material. The inventor is Michael Molinelli AIA LEED ap NCARB, of Molinelli Architects (http://www.molinelliarchitects.com), and author of Build Neat Stuff.
The roof invention is intended to be a key component to low cost, affordable, solar powered and eco-friendly housing being developed jointly between ST Bungalow LLC and Molinelli Architects. Currently a model bungalow is being built from compressed earth bricks at the office of Molinelli Architects.
For general inquiries or for licensing of the technology, please contact Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP ([email protected]), 212-238-8850.
About ST Bungalow LLC:
ST Bungalow is a start-up, developing affordable, solar-powered housing made from compressed earth bricks (CEBs), designed to be manufactured in areas with little or no access to electricity, such as parts of Nepal, for example.
Molinelli Architects: Is a full service architecture firm based around New York City with commissions for Houses of Worship, Universities and Schools, Hospitals and Health Care, Child Care, distinctive Homes and many other building types including house prototypes for Haiti and Nepal.