Macro Micro Studio is a 50-square-meter (538-square-foot) live-work Passivhaus developed by the University of Dundee’s Macro Micro research unit at the Botanic Gardens in Dundee. The project will be the UK’s first fully net-zero energy live/work studio, and construction is set to run from January-May 2013. The design and technologies will be tested in a real-world situation over a period of four years in order to gain a better understanding of user behavior and technical performance.

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The aim of the Macro Micro Studio is to provide mainstream, regional-focused and contextually responsive solutions for off-grid renewable energy buildings. It will forge new collaborations between research and design professionals and industry, thereby generating new knowledge and solutions that are affordable and use zero energy.

The team believes that a building should perform architecturally as well as environmentally, and its mission is to create a demonstrative prototype of a studio that can inform future designs. The Macro Micro Studio is a student-led project that aims to bring sustainable building techniques to a wider audience it, raising awareness and industry interest in order to help grow the Passivhaus movement in the UK.

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