PassivPod is a joint venture founded by Koru Architects and Strategic Management Partners centred on the concept design for an elliptical zero-carbon passivhaus. PassivPod offers comfortable accommodation with an environmental conscience and has several applications – as a luxury eco-lodge, school classroom or garden office.
Our vision is of a low-carbon high-wellbeing future where all buildings are sustainable. In service of this, our mission is to provide zero-carbon biophilic modular buildings to multiple key markets.
PassivPod’s combination of environmental sustainability with luxury, comfort and high-end design aesthetic sets it apart from other eco accommodation. As an elliptical zero-carbon passivhaus (which is 100% renewable-powered and made from entirely natural materials), PassivPod offers comfort, connection to nature and energy independence with flexibility for leisure, learning and living.
Beyond the primary goal of designing high-quality incarnations of the PassivPod design and executing their production, our work feeds into our wider vision for a sustainable society. We understand that housing, leisure and education (among other sectors) needs to drastically change course in order to provide a high quality of life within the planet’s limits.
As our contribution to this, PassivPod offers positive impact across the triad of sustainability:
- Environmental – reduces carbon emissions and water use, uses all natural materials.
- Social – promotes relaxation, health and wellbeing, connection with nature and sociability.
- Economic – low running costs and strengthens local rural economies.
As a small and growing business, PassivPod’s staff enjoy an informal working environment where self-motivation, autonomy and responsible self-allocation of tasks are valued. Working in Koru Architects’ contemporary zero-carbon office provides a constant inspirational reminder of our ethos. And naturally the values and mission of Koru Architects is a big influence on the direction of this new venture. The team’s commitment to sustainable design is unwavering.
PassivPod’s directors, Mark Pellant and Clive Bonny, are motivated by the wide ranging appeal and the business potential of PassivPod, but more than anything it’s the powerful environmental and social impacts this project will have that drives them.