The project has been approached and designed through sustainable measures. Due to the economic limits, utilization and optimization of the passive abilities of the house has been a major focus. Therefore Upcycle House is essentially designed according to orientation, thermal adaption summer / winter, location of functions/zones, enhancement of daylight, spatial heights, etc.
The main focus in Upcycle House is everyday life and daily activities – especially regarding activities in the kitchen and bathroom that usually are associated with resource consumption. These have been thought through and made more efficient. In the same manner planning of the garden incorporates a minimal burdening of the sewers, the possibility of composting and of cultivating fruits and vegetables – and by collecting rainwater, the need for tapping potable water is diminished.