Gallery: Macro Micro Studio: Students to Build UK’s First Net-Zero Live...

 

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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3 Comments

  1. Joanne Potter October 25, 2012 at 9:59 am

    derekclontz – You can find more information on our blog and website and if you need any more information feel free to email us.

    All the contact information you need is on the website.

    Thanks!

  2. derekclontz October 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Where can I get plans for this studio, and a cost-estimate on construction? Please advise. Thank you!

  3. neville_greevy October 18, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    As people age they tend to look for compact habitats that are relatively cheap and quick to erect. Nobody wants to pay the outrageous sums for utility bills. This sort of abode could really be a hot seller, especially to the retiring generation.

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