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SRIBS Minimal Energy Link House

This project explores sustainable construction techniques in their design for mass-developed, small-scale residential buildings. The proposal is merited for directly addressing the ever greater demand for affordable housing in the region.

Although the units are quite compact, they nonetheless offer spatial variety as well as a diversity of environmentally intelligent qualities. Also applauded is the objective to stimulate communal interconnectivity.

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Successful prototype uses 30% of the energy demand of a conventional house
Acknowledgement prize to small-scale residential housing project in China
“An experimental disposition toward the design of mass-developed small-scale residential buildings” – Holcim Awards Jury
Project Entry 2005 for Asia Pacific
Project Details
Shanghai, China
Zhang Hongru
Main Author
Zhang Hongru
Shanghai JianKe Architectural Design Institute, China
Liu Chao
Further Author
Liu Chao
Acknowledgement prize 2005
Asia Pacific
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