The premises for this project was that all material and expertise had to come from within 100 miles of the project site; Vancouver in British Columbia, Canada.
This presented an opportunity to experiment with the impact of computational design methods on to a passive sustainable house.
Boundary conditions were established with the selection of local materials, including cedar wood, rammed each and turf. Passive and energy production technology was integrated into the design which was formulated through optimisation algorithms looking for maximum solar gain for passive heating and photovoltaic power production. The result is a type of optimal and independent sustainability machine for living in.