More Interesting Projects

  • Goethean Science Centre (Scotland): consensus design, built of materials local to site, pioneering low-tech grid-shell roof (with engineer David Tasker).

  • ecological neighbourhood/retail centre (USA) to develop strategy for organic growth, proposals for early phases and 1st phase in detail for retail, office and residential development of a 14 acre site. The project aims to establish ecological responsibility, attractive humane environment, society building and cultural opportunities. Central to the design is natural cooling and security from street crime by mix of uses and vibrant pedestrian areas.

  • ecological village ( Sweden): 11 dwellings and work places and communal facilities, designed on paper and in clay with the occupants. Climate: cold, down to -40°C, culture: high level of ecological concern.
  • ecological village (Netherlands - competition): 100 dwellings plus communal facilities for ecological architecture competitoin arranged and judeged by three bodies, Ecological Association, residents and financiers. I worked together with Services Engineer, W. Holdsworth; we were awarded 2nd Prize.
  • Ecological urban development (Scotland – competition): zero-carbon, on-site sewage and grey-water treatment and rainwater use, healthy materials, high-density, mixed-use, adaptable, private gardens/terraces for every apartment, integration with public-transport / cycle-way / footpath web, and adjoining retail and leisure facilities.

  • ecological business park (Wales - competition): I am not a business park proponent, but we set out to demonstrate that these could be ecologicaly responsible with respect to energy, indoor climate and daylight, low pollution, low damage materials, local materials and skills, water and waste recycling and onsite treatment, wildlife and flora, minimum disruption to landscape, organic development out of existing activity nodes.
  • Steiner School (Wales - design and build) -- conversion of derelict building with unskilled volunteers.Architects Journal article.
  • Retreat centre (Wales) -- conversion of farm buildings; awarded Prince of Wales Award, First Prize National Eisteddford, Templeton Award.
  • Steiner Kindergarten (Wales - deisgn and build) with unskilled volunteers; Three Counties Architectural Award and major press coverage, including Architects Journal cover.
  • School for special needs design (N. Ireland) with teachers through what buildings and approach should "say" up to clay and card models and drawings.