UltraHome™: Post-disaster Luxury House

Updated: Aug 6

From most home designers and builders these days, you can get only ONE (or maybe two) of three important things: luxurious design, high performance, and climate resilience (disaster-proof design). Passive House and Net Zero typically offer high performance but won't survive a wildfire, 130km/h+ windstorm, or future hailstorms. A luxury house typically performs poorly - it costs way too much to heat or to cool, and there are still parts of the house that are too hot, too cold, too dark, or too bright. Buildings designed to withstand disasters such as earthquakes or fire are usually ugly or have poor indoor lighting and air quality.


One of the defining aspects of my SAPPHR Strategy™ is that environmental defense, climate resilience, comfort, and aesthetic appeal are woven into the fibre of the building. In an upcoming article, I'll show how modern architecture is more than just a style but an approach to developing a building.

We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's most luxurious disaster-proof house. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, sexier.