Category Archives: Exhibition

The Bio-Base Exhibition & Seminar


13 – 21st September, 10.00am – 5.30pm

An exhibition showcasing examples of the emergent Bio-Based building materials revolution. The latest in renewable, natural building materials, including timber, reed thatch, chalk, flint and seaweed, with examples from the South East and further afield.

With a Seminar* on Sat 20th September, 1.30pm – 6.45pm 


Jonathan Fovargue, Eurban, who have been at the forefront of Cross Laminated Timber use in Britain.

Ian MacKay of BBM Sustainable Design on how Lewes’s own sustainable architects have been pioneers in locally sourced, renewable materials.

Craig White, whose interdisciplinary practice White Design developed the straw based timber cassettes Modcell system.

Nozomi Nakabayashi who’s Big Shed project was the result of the Architectural Association first year Design and Build course at Dorset Woodland centre, Hooke Park, will talk about both Hooke’s past and present.

David Saunders and Steve Johnson will overview the pioneering work done at the Flimwell Woodland Enterprise Centre on creating locally sourced timbers for the regional building sector.

And from Denmark, Vand Kunsten’s Soren Nielsen will talk about the unique Laeso Island Seaweed House

*Suggested donation of £5

Email to reserve your place.

Housing Futures Exhibition & Seminar


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


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 to reserve your place.