Resilient Architecture

Part Two

In this Teulo Talks session, we will hear from David Trubridge and Joseph Lyth from Respond Architects.

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CPD Points

2.00 RIBA - The Royal Institute of British Architects Points 2.00 Licensed Building Practitioner - Design 2 + 3 Points 2.00 Licensed Building Practitioner - Design 1 Points 2.00 Australian CPD ACT-SA-NT Points 2.00 Australian QLD - NSW - VIC - TAS - WA Points 20.00 NZ Registered Architects Board Points

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Teulo Talks

Event Description

Teulo Podcast with David Trubridge

Are we designing to death?

Talk outline:

NZ based David Trubridge is one of the world’s pre-eminent designers and a recognised leader in environmentally responsible design.

Countless influential international publications have featured Trubridge’s iconic work, which ultimately launched the 'raw sophistication' design trend. In 2008, the French magazine Express listed him as one of the top 15 designers in the world. In 2007 he was given NZ’s highest design award, the John Britten Award. In this podcast David talks about things related to design and if we are designing to death?

Joseph Lyth

Respond Architects

Talk topic: Designing for healthier buildings

Design has the biggest impact on the performance, cost, and inhabitant health of every building, as well as its future impact on the planet. But despite having some of the most beautiful buildings on the planet, we also have some of the worst performing, and unhealthiest ones.

  • Why is this an issue?
  • What makes a building healthy?
  • How can you design for heath and performance?
  • What should be considered, and what are some easy wins?
  • What tools are available, and what do they do?
  • This talk will focus on the core principles and discuss how these fit in with current practice, and higher performance such as PH and Homestar.


Joe is a Registered Architect, Certified Passive House Designer and Homestar Assessor at Respond Architects in their Takapuna office, with expertise in high performance building design in the UK and NZ. Originally from North Yorkshire in the UK, Joe studied and worked in London from early 2007 before making the move to New Zealand in 2016.

After watching his family get sick in cold, mouldy, minimum code buildings, his passion grew for building performance and occupant health. He produced his own project Lower Saddle Passive House to ensure his families health, and show that healthier, lower energy and affordable buildings are possible for everyone in New Zealand, at standard budgets.

Joe is extremely passionate about education, performing lectures for universities, internally for the company and externally for the wider industry. He is a trainer and co-writer of the new Homestar Designer Course for NZGBC, and was lead author on the upcoming Homestar Design Guide - A Practical Guide to Lower Carbon, Healthier Buildings.

An experienced writer, Joe has received awards for his written work and has produced articles and presentations for bodies such as ArchitectureNow, NZIBS journal, Teulo and others. He is a vocal advocate for efficient, healthier buildings in New Zealand.

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