An interesting extract from a Dezeen's hosted video chatting with Mary Parsons, the commissioner behind the Building Better, Building Beautiful report in the UK. It's a good insight into urban planning initiatives in the UK and highlights some of the lessons we all need to learn about poor planning on our housing developments. A good video for all architects and developers.
Poorly designed and badly built homes in New Zealand caused more than a stir in New Zealand's building industry from the mid 90's leading to some ill-thought-out policies being introduced that overcompensated for our shortcomings and lead to more problems then it solved.
What makes a city sustainable? We take a look at the world’s most sustainable cities to find out…
We take a look at the top ten sustainable, off-grid homes from around the world, assessing the design and build of each structure, and learning how we can all be more resourceful, and reduce our impact on the planet.
Exploring How This Plant Could Replace Concrete. We've already explored tiny homes, earthships, passive homes, and also modular homes as more efficient and sustainable alternatives to traditional houses. But what if you could build sustainable homes or apartment buildings that's not only fire-resistant like concrete, but also more efficient and sustainable than conventional homes?
We visited Elmsbrook, the UK's first eco town, with highly sustainable, passivhaus standard buildings and homes. This is a pioneering development with 400 highly energy efficient homes, creating one of the UK's first truly zero carbon communities.
The talk will investigate the EU's New European Bauhaus initiative and the UK's Building Better, Building Beautiful housing commission, plus a new report on place-making by UNStudio.
A tour of New Zealand developer Naylor Love's Mahana House, a warm, healthy, durable family home designed for social housing.
What Is Biodiversity? and why is it so important? In this video we head to the Eden Project in Cornwall UK to learn more about biodiversity and find out ways you can help the natural world.
Trials and tribulations of building a bushcraft waterwheel deep in the woods.