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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Have low-energy, eco-friendly homes finally become affordable?
(The author has written extensively for the Sunday Times Home section.) I blogged last month about the “tea cosy houses” that should cost hardly anything to heat. This is an estate of 14 housing association homes now being built at Wimbish in Essex. Click here to read more. It will be one of the first… 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 →