Idea House

Idea House: Future Tropical Living Today  (ORO Editions, 2011)

The Idea House is a prototypical dwelling that provides an insight into future tropical living. Conceived as a test bed for new sustainable ideas and processes, the house showcases the latest in sustainable architecture and is the first zero carbon residence in South East Asia. It also involved the collaboration of some of the world’s leading solution providers from the fields of architecture, engineering, landscape design, construction and Information Technology.

‘Idea House: Future Tropical Living Today’ documents the process of design required to create a zero carbon development from inception to completion and is recorded in graphic and photographic detail. The book demonstrates the importance of design collaboration in order to deliver a sustainable product in the form of a house that reduced consumption, generated energy, and was respectful of local socio-cultural practices.

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