Category Archives: Housing

Pimp my Eco-pad

Not only is Marcus Brigstocke a very funny and talented comedian, he’s also a climate comedian.  No laughs at the expense of the environmentalist but in support of them. It must be very hard to write material that will make … Continue reading

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Eco-houses for Peterborough

A scheme to build almost 350 high quality environmentally friendly homes has been unveiled in Peterborough. Organisers said 35% of the houses will be affordable and there will also be open spaces and areas for retail and community use. The … Continue reading

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Update: Design for Manufacture – the £60,000 home.

In 2006 the UK government launched a competition for developers to come forward with a realistic plan to built cheap eco-homes. A percentage would have to be affordable to first time buyers and some would be available for social housing. … Continue reading

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Emerging Architecture Awards reflect eco-conscious design.

image: BASEhabitat Architect’s egos are deflated as clients have dropped off the cliff with the current financial crisis. Many are staring at possible redundancy. Huge housing projects are being cancelled. All is not doom and gloom however if the winners … Continue reading

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The Camden eco house.

Video: watch the above to learn some of what has been done to one house by SEA to make it more energy efficient. The Borough of Camden in London, UK has recently opened a Victorian property after making improvements to energy efficiency. Also … Continue reading

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The Greenwich ecohouse

Greenwich Council has refurbished a two-bedroom house in Plumstead to showcase some of the most up-to-date methods of saving energy. The Council deliberately selected an existing 80-year-old home, rather than a new-build property, to show that bringing an existing home up … Continue reading

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Curitiba, a well designed ‘green’ city.

The city of Curitiba provides the world with a model in how to integrate sustainable transport considerations into business development, road infrastructure development, and local community development. With about 1.8 million residents, Curitiba occupies rolling terrain in the southern Brazilian … Continue reading

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