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Thursday24 July 2014

Dundee Masters Unit propose self-build project

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The students have already received £140,000 of support from the industry

The Macro Micro Studio, a masters unit within the school of architecture at the University of Dundee, has proposed a Passivhaus studio that they will design and build as part of their course.

Macro Micro exterior

The building is conceived as a prototype for mainstream solutions for low-energy housing in Scotland. The brief is based on a 50sq m live/work unit situated in the university’s botanical gardens.

The project has gained support from industry experts and the students have raised £140,000 worth of materials and components so far. The students are campaigning for a further £30,000 of funding.

Michael Findlater, student and project manager, said: “This is a great project for aspiring architects like ourselves as it’s a nice transition from the academic world into the real world with real sites, real buildings, which will afford us great experience for when we’re working in the professional envrionment.”

The building will be completed in time for their Degree Show in May next year. Donations can be made on Kickstarter.

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  • zecks_marquise

    there is only one problem with passivhaus: farts

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  • I saw this taking shape last year in Dundee and I'm so pleased to hear its to be built this year. Keep up the good work!

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  • Fantastic project. It is a shame that many more students are not able to benefit from this type of experience.

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