Current Work and Topics              (open in a new window)


PB FFNew build and Retrofit Project

An old stone house extesion and renovation scheme on the green belt land near Bath has completed Phase 1 and it is now on the Phase 2.

Link to Peckary Barton project.


Cohousing AECB Retrofit Standard

- A Miller's house conversion to 3 flats

The second phase of Cannock Mill Cohousing Colchester, conversion to 3 flats in the existing Miller's House. The first phase was for new 23 houses and flats with a common house.
Link to Cannock Mill Cohousing project.


CMCC Cohousing scheme with Anne Thorne Architects

The second summer at Cannock Mill (2021) - New 23 houses and flats are all certified Passivhaus.

- Junko Suetake presented the scheme at UK Passivhaus Conference 2019 " Passivhaus & the road to zero carbon"

Link to Cannock Mill Cohousing project.


Power to Change project 2019- Lordship Hub

Alteration work to the community centre in LB Haringey
to upgrade facilities to enable greater community usage of the building. (Completed in September 2019)


Vernacular Architecture and local materials

Facilitating ongoing residential project in Japan. Currently under construction in Nagano.

PHTMHLFinalist UK Passivhaus Awards 2016 - project gallery

House in York  detail

1540akermancompletionCompletion 15-40 Collective project for Retrofit + 3 new build Passivhaus, Akerman Road in London        February 2017


15-40launch15-40 was officially launched at the Building Centre, London on 28 October 2014

We welcomed over 100 invitees to the event of our presentations on "WHY 15-40" the metric of 15 to 40 kWh/m2yr for space heating and what they exactly mean for a typical project, followed by discussions.
We've been working together on several projects by sharing a commitment to radically reduce the energy consumption of buildings.

psithermPassivhaus project current work - dealing with thermal bridges

psi-values, the measurements of heat loss in a liner thermal bridge are put in the PHPP (Passive House Planning Package).
In a low-energy building, the influence of thermal bridge is significant as an extra heat loss.     May 2014


SketchUp and Passivhaus

design PH has been developed by Dave Edwards, the Passive House Institute, to provide a 3D modelling interface that works together with SketchUp and PHPP (Passive House Planning Package).
Junko has participated in the development and improvement of this plugin. http://designph.org/


Passive Design

Junko will give some talk about passive design this summer in Kobe, Japan.

kiitoLectures will be given as volume two of the "Piece-of-future lab" series of lectures at KIITO, Design and Creative Centre Kobe.

Title: A Passive Design Rethink
In the 1970s "passive  design" emerged in opposition to "actively" or mechanically serviced architecture, which was damaging natural ecological systems by consuming energy excessively. It was seen to be jeopardising the very basis for a sustainable future.
These lectures visit the historical background of passive design and current passive architecture in the UK and Japan. A discussion about its application to current ways of living follows.

14 July 2013 lecture 1
What is passive design?  Historical background, vernacular architecture and the idea of  "passive versus active".
The lecture will address passive design, not just as a view on architectural style or technique but also as choices to be made in life-style.

14 July 2013 lecture 2
A review of the current evolution of "passive" with technology, methods, and building science.  More examples from Europe and the UK.

15 July 2013 Talk session with Mr.Takashi Serizawa, Executive Director of Design and Creative Centre Kobe, and P3 art and environment
Passive design and our future - Discussions on passive technologies that suit the culture and climate in Japan. Modern solutions for domestic living, for lives that will need to be lived with a smaller consumption of energy.