IDEAhaus: A Comfortable Home for the UK’s Future Climate

Greg Keeffe, Ian McHugh

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    A Comfortable Home for the UK’s Future Climate

    This paper describes the result of a project to develop climate adaptation design strategies funded by the UK’s Technology Strategy Board. The aim of the project was to look at the threats and opportunities presented by industrialised and lightweight housebuilding techniques in the light of predicted increases in flooding and overheating. This case study presents detailed concept designs for a future systemised housing product which can be Industrialised, Delightful, Efficient and Adaptable; an IDEAhaus.
    Keywords: climate change adaptation, thermal comfort, passive cooling, flood residence, industrialised housing, mass customisation
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPLEA 2013 Munich: Sustainable Architecture for a Renewable Future E-Book of Proceedings
    PublisherFraunhofer IRB Verlag
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Sep 2013

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