Monday, 1 February 2010

hello again...

Its been a while, I'm going to admit that! January is always a crazy month, after all that's Christmas crazyness and the super relaxation mode that hits in January - well lets just say its now February so its all over. My moto for the day was to get my life in order! A bit extreme really - but it did involve me getting out the diary and getting everything back in business. in other words - let the blogging commence!

In the studio:
We have been given our brief of REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE. This semester is mainly build around the environmental side of the interiors! Sustainability being a key word. So far we have to do research on different forms of sustainable design. This was a group work based project in which our topic was ECO DESIGN. We looked into materials that are used inside and out of buildings that are purely ecofreindly. It is now possible to build a house completely from ecofriendly/sustainable materials - right down recycled steel nails. This was incredibly interesting to delve deeper into and find out how many materials there is actually out there! This is something i found really interesting and will hopefully be learning lots more about in the weeks to come. A little trip to London to an ecobuild event is planned for march so watch this space!

just a few of the findings from the research project....

Felix Jerusalem’s Stroh Haus in Switzerland

ecoshake roof - made from 100% recycled materials and comes with a 50 year warranty!

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