By continuing to use the site you agree to our Privacy & Cookies policy

Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser.

Close

Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Close

Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till

news

Sarah Wigglesworth and Jeremy Till will give the first public presentation of their much-heralded straw house project, which will start on site in May, in a free lecture at the Bartlett on 5 February.

The house and associated studio office in Islington, London use a system of walling incorporating ventilated straw bales, which went on show at Interbuild to public acclaim. The architects have submitted the idea as a Millennium Product. Other waste materials will be used in construction, while greywater recycled through reed beds and composting wcs will be used in an urban setting for the first time. The scheme includes a five- storey tower of books with a reading room at its top, which acts as a thermal flue. A protected larder pokes through the grassed roof and is naturally cooled.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment.

The searchable digital buildings archive with drawings from more than 1,500 projects

AJ newsletters