Category Archives: Events

VISIT TO FLIMWELL WOODLAND ENTERPRISE CENTRE

Friday 19th, 12pm – 5pm

Building visit to the Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre, which has pioneered the use of local South East growing woods (Sweet Chestnut, Douglas fur) for construction, with a series of cutting edge experimental buildings.

Guided tour of buildings and option to stay for discussion of Flimwell’s future.

12pm start from Lewes.

To sign up for the visit and get further details. Email makinglewes@outlook.com

Journey time to Flimwell is approximately one hour. Visit will last approximately three hours.

£10 Suggested donation.

Housing Futures Exhibition & Seminar

VENUE: TOWN HALL FOYER (map)

17 – 21st September, 10am -5.30pm

An exhibition presenting a broad spectrum of sustainable housing, from award winning mainstream schemes, to eco-districts, self-build and co-housing.

With a Seminar* on Sun 21st September, 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Featuring:

Pooran Desai, co-founder of BioRegional, the social enterprise behind One Planet Living and one of the originators of Britain’s first BedZED Zero Energy Eco-District.

Jeremy Till, Head of Central St Martins, on building design, flexibility and material scarcity.

Teva Hesse from the London office of CF Muller architects working with LewesPhoenixRising will talk with LPR about their early stage design plans.

David Knight, DK-CM Architects on alternative approaches to planning.

Richard Dollamore, Design Officer of the Southdowns National Park, will talk emerging SDNPA design policies and the SDNP’s intended approach to design guidance.

Sarah Wigglesworth, on community and self build projects Sarah’s practice is engaged with NASBA.

Kareem Dayes from the Rural Urban Society Synthesis Project will talk about this community led self build initiative.

Soren Nielsen, from VandKunsten, Copenhagen, on adaptable futures in housing.

Gareth Roberts from Sturgis Carbon Profiling, environmental footprinting and building greenwash – Sturgis Carbon Footprinting worked on the recent BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ certified World Wildlife Fund Living Planet HQ and are consultants for the Kings Cross regeneration scheme.

*Suggested donation of £5

Email makinglewes@outlook.com to reserve your place.

 

MAKING PLACES SUMMER 2014!

This second series expands and extends MakingPlaces’s first talks series from leading figures in the fields of sustainability and architecture into waste, natural and local materials, making, remaking and re-use.

Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre: David Saunders & Steve Johnson – July 3rd, 7.30 – Elephant & Castle*

For the last fifteen years the Woodland Enterprise Centre at Flimwell has pioneered the use of small-diameter coppice and thinnings from under-managed woods in the south-east as construction materials, including sweet chestnut, Douglas fir and larch. David Saunders, forester and director of the Woodland Enterprise Centre, will talk about developing the use of these local resources. Steve Johnson, architect, will present Flimwell’s locally-grown timber workshop buildings, including a new permaculture restaurant.

The talk takes place in the upstairs events room of the pub (map here). Drinks available at the bar, suggested donation £3.00.

Coming Up……..

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The Remakery – Remaking Brixton: Hannah Lewis & Alisdair Dixon – July 10th, 7.00pm – Elephant & Castle

For information on all three talks download the pdf makingplaces.summer2014poster

MAKING PLACES SUMMER 2014!

This second series expands and extends MakingPlaces’s first talks series from leading figures in the fields of sustainability and architecture into waste, natural and local materials, making, remaking and re-use.

Duncan Baker-Brown – 26th June, 7.30pm – Elephant & Castle*

Duncan Baker-Brown, one half of the founders of Lewes’s own
BBM Sustainable Design, will talk about the practice’s Wastehouse collaboration with Brighton University. The Wastehouse has been made almost completely out of second hand re-used materials, including, for instance, 20 000 toothbrushes! Duncan will talk about how the planet of waste could become common place in building culture, and compare re-use, recycling, and upcycling with natural renewable materials.

* The talks take place in the upstairs events room of the pub (map here). Drinks available at the bar, suggested donation £3.00.

For information on all three talks download the pdf makingplaces.summer2014poster

 

MAKING PLACES SPRING 2014!

Join us in our first public event! Making Places  is a series of talks from leading figures in the fields of architecture sustainability and urban design, taking places in Lewes at the Elephant and Castle Pub.

Sarah Wigglesworth – 23rd May 2014. 7pm, Elephant & Castle

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The third talk in the initial series of Making Places is from Sarah Wigglesworth.

Sarah Wigglesworth Architects are well known for their experimental use and reuse of materials. Sarah’s home and studio, 9/10 Stock Orchard Street, is the first ever contemporary example of an inner-city straw-bale building. Sarah will talk about this and other examples of upcycling and recycling of buildings and materials across a variety of contexts.

For more info please download the pdf here:makingplaces2014.v1