01 Low Carbon South West january LCBB HAB Mike Roberts

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Mike Roberts from Happiness Architecture Beauty (HAB) explains the importance of intelligent design as they set out to reinvent the approach to new build homes in the UK.

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01 Low Carbon South West january LCBB HAB Mike Roberts

  1. 1. Intelligent Design: Innovation & Construction 21 January 2014
  2. 2. • Ecological and Sustainable • Contemporary and Contextual • Beautiful and Delightful • Sharing and Sociable • Profitable-Socially and Financial
  3. 3. Smart v Dumb? ‘In praise of the Dumb Home’ ‘Then there is the Passivhaus, or Passive House. It's pretty dumb. A Nest thermostat probably wouldn't do much good there because with 18" of insulation, and careful placement of high quality windows, you barely need to heat or cool it at all. A smart thermostat is going to be bored stupid.’
  4. 4. • Light and Spacious • Comfort at Low Cost • Sociable and Beautiful • Efficient and Affordable
  5. 5. Light and Spacious
  6. 6. Comfort at Low Cost
  7. 7. Sociable and Beautiful
  8. 8. Efficient and Affordable
  9. 9. Affordability Flexibility Diversity Sustainability Quality Meeting the Needs of Local People
  10. 10. Hab Custom Build Offer Hab Plot Hab Slab Hab Shell+ Hab Shell+ Hab Shell Hab Full House Hab Full House

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