BBC Radio 4’s Start the week (Monday January 6) took the starting-the-New-Year theme of rebuilding, and featured as one of its subjects an innovative prize-winning council housing project in Norwich. But how innovative? David Mikhail, whose architectural practice won last year’s Stirling Prize for this scheme, told presenter Andrew Marr what they had created there,… Continue reading
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Greece embraces solar power – could Turkey follow?
It was easy to describe the weather on our recent break in Turkey. The sun shone powerfully throughout the day, every day, without a break, for two weeks. Friends and family who just endured a particularly grim August in the UK gave me a pained look and quickly change the subject. A first-time visitor to… Continue reading →
“Tea cosy houses" will cost hardly anything to heat
The writer has been a frequent contributor to the Sunday Times Home section. A housing association development in the Essex countryside, now nearing completion, will be one of the first in Britain to meet the exacting Passivhaus low energy standards. The group of 14 home, which Hastoe Housing Association is putting up on a green… Continue reading →