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Interlock House

It is AWEsome

By Ulrike Passe, 2009-10-02 07:20:43

Team members watch

The rigging for the Interlock House modules was done by a professional rigging crew. Thus part of our Interlock team can for once stand back and just watches in awe.


Completion: the center module set in place

By Ulrike Passe, 2009-10-02 07:09:55

Center house module lifted into the house

Iowa State's Interlock House traveled 1000+ miles in good shape. Here you see, 4 hours ahead of schedule, the last module smoothly sliding into its place on Oct 1st around the noon hour. Now we are onto the next phase: get the systems running and close the module seams!


Washington D.C. Video Blog, Day 0

By Eric Berkson, 2009-10-02 01:41:32

This is the first installment of our Washington D.C. video blog. Taken on September 30th (Day 0), Project Engineer Tim Lentz gives a tour of the National Mall as competition organizers begin to set up for 2009 Solar Decathlon.

Departure Video

By Eric Berkson, 2009-10-01 11:57:05

Greetings all,

We are now at the end of the first day of construction on the National Mall and only seven days away from the start of the competition. Be sure to follow the team's blog, our News & Media page, and our twitter page: for real-time updates on construction and the competition. Please send us your thoughts on twitter by replying to @interlockhouse or e-mailing us at

Embedded is a video produced by the Iowa State University College of Engineering. Focusing on disassembly, Project Engineer Tim Lentz and Project Manager Aaron Brncich discuss some of the larger ideas behind the Interlock House as well as the challenges of getting an 800 square foot house trucked to Washington D.C.

Major sponsors Iowa State University U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory