White Design Cors Dyfi project recently won a National Lottery Award, after receiving the most amount of public votes for the ‘Best Environment Project’ - 10,246. Michaela Strachan, presenter of the really wild show, surprised staff and visitors when she presented them with the award.
The Sunesis school model is based on the award-winning, tried and tested design for Kingsmead Primary School.It is a low embodied energy school that is flexible, sustainable and demonstrative of the sustainable technologies used in its construction including the curved primary structure of laminated timber that is expressed internally and externally.
Work at the ACTA centre is going well and ahead of programme....
Since its inception on 8th September 2000, Earth Champions has been supported by global leaders who include Nelson Mandela, who gave the first award, Al Gore, Sir Richard Branson and the Hong Kong Secretary of State.
Cors Dyfi Observatory has just won a RICS award!
Fantastic news for the team!
White Design are really proud of this project, and hope to pay it a visit again soon!
LILAC turned two this weekend and we visited Leeds to take part in the celebrations...
Bathcraft House in Redlynch is a 6 unit affordable housing scheme for Wiltshire Rural Housing Association.
the team went to visit fairlawn last week, here is how things are progressing......
Beckley C of E Primary School in Rye, East Sussex, has had a small extension providing a new care suite (hygiene room), by contractors Shaylor Group plc.
White Design attended the official public opening of Hardy’s Birthplace Visitor Centre this week, and Carly went down to Dorset for the event.
The centre was opened last year to the public, but this Tuesday was the official launch.
Yesterday at EcoBuild, we made our press announcement at the Innovate UK Stand. There was a great turnout, with over 60 people turning up to hear the announcement.
White Design / Modcell have after years of research, secured PassivHaus Component Certification for whole house design.
Twice in a Month!
White Design / Modcell are on TV for the second time in a month!
The One Show aired last night on BBC 1 and featured our Straw Bale Housing Project in Shirehampton.
The programme highlighted how straw bale housing could be the solution to affordable housing.
White Design made the news today as the BBC visited one of our projects on site. Last Tuesday morning the news team and their cameras came to the sight in Portway and interviewed Craig.
Their story centered around the development of seven new town houses in Bristol that are the first of their kind ever to be sold on the UK open market.
Thomas Hardy is one of the nation’s great authors and poets. He was born in 1840 in a small cob and thatch cottage at Higher Bockhampton near Dorchester, Dorset; where he lived until he was 34. It was built by his great-grandfather, and is little altered since the family left. The property is owned by the National Trust.
White Design is proud to be one of the architects designing homes for a new pioneering custom- build scheme.
White Design were pleased to stumble across LILAC in an article in the Guardian recently.
The article summarises the successes of LILAC and the environmental and social benefits of co-housing.
The Guardian also discusses the new plans of another co housing group in Cambridge - K2, to devise a similar scheme.
Thomas Hardy's Visitor Centre was officially opened on September 11th of this year.
Karl and Carly went along to the well attended event and enjoyed a guided tour of both the Visitor Centre and Thomas Hardy's Cottage.
Thomas Hardy's visitor Centre continues on site and nears completion.
The visitor centre will be completed in the next couple of weeks ready for its official opening on 11th September 2014.
White Design worked with Moon homes to develop a site on Claremont road, Bristol. The design for 8 apartments and 3 new townhouses was developed through a comprehensive and thorough pre-planning and detailed planning process to ensure the development of a scheme that respectfully considered the surrounding conservation area.