School of Architecture, Planning & Landscape

The Energy Autarkic Living Laboratory

Neil Burford [marcomicro studio]

The Energy Autarkic Living Laboratory is an integrated technical platform for the ongoing research, technical development, assessment and in-use performance of an experimental energy self-sufficient building. The project develops novel spatial and constructional techniques for the design of a small-scale self-build, Passivhaus prototype and tests the viability of achieving energy autonomy in both regulated and unregulated energy demand. The research also takes into account the use of regionally sourced materials, water conservation and treatment and the design’s material and formal responses to its
landscape context. 

Burford, Reynolds, Rodley & Jones, 2015. Macro Micro Studio: A Prototype Energy Autonomous Laboratory, Sustainability, Basel, Vol. 7, 1-x manuscripts; doi:10.3390/su70x000x

Burford & Robertson, 2016. Prototype Zero Energy Studio: A research-led, student-centred live build project: Case Study, Brookes eJournal of Learning and Teaching, Oxford Brookes