Welcome to the Making Lewes building culture information resource.
On this page you can find introductions and links to a broad range of examples highlighting different inter-related aspects of sustainability and the built environment.
This is aimed to help broaden Lewes residents understanding of sustainable building culture and provide an accessible, informed and up-to-date knowledge-base, facilitating people’s capacity to distinguish green-wash from the real thing.
Each section explores both better, and less known examples, of sustainable building culture, from mainstream to alternative, pragmatic to visionary.
It’s also about inspiring a more imaginative, cutting-edge, community based, and making-oriented sustainable culture.
Given Lewes’ significant green credentials – first HQ for Greenpeace International, site of Chris Drury’s renowned Heart of Reed land art and incubator to one of the original Transition Town’s – building on this past, and envisioning a future with a comparable pioneering sustainable built environment is a genuinely compelling next step.
Open Source Architecture
Green Roofs, Green Walls, and Vertical Farming
And much else