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Health, Habitats and Hubs

Healthcare, Design, Sustainability, and the Natural Environment

An afternoon micro-symposium focused on the relationships between healthcare design and architecture and the built and natural environments.

A Fourth Door Micro Symposium – 14.00 – 18.00 – May 21st, 2022 at Fitzroy House, Lewes (10 High St, Lewes BN7 2AD)

Tickets £10/ £2.50 benefits/students – Register on Eventbrite

Speakers

Laura Lee – CEO of the Maggies Cancer Care Centres on human centred health environments.

Angel Tenorio – project architect, Heatherwick Studio of the Leeds Maggies Centre, which highlights and integrates natural building materials, a roof garden, and a crafted approach into their centre.

Sunand Prasad – Principal, Perkins&Will, Co- founder of Penoyre & Prasad, and Chair UK Green Building Council.

Meredith Bowles – Founder Mole Architects, responsible for the Phoenix site Foundry Health Hub.

Dr Gemma Jerome – director, Building with Natureresearch and communications organisations highlighting the benefits of the nature in the built environment.

Ed RosenLambeth GP’s Food Co-Op, part of the Gardening for Health network.

Enquiries contact editorial@fourthdoor.org

Cover Image: Maggies Leeds – Heatherwick Design

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PIONEERING THE POTENTIAL 2022 – THE XYLO SESSIONS

We are pleased to be supporting Pioneering the Potential 2022 – The Xylo Sessions. 

The Xylo Sessions Wood+ evenings cast a spotlight on timber and post carbon natural building culture, highlighting projects, materials, research, and related initiatives, and building on previous Pioneering the Potential events in 2021 and 2019.

Cover image: Ferme du Rail, Paris – Grand Huit Architectes – Photo by Myr Murate

XYLO SESSION 0I – 19.30 – 21.15  APRIL 8TH 2022

Timber frame & carpentry renaissance @StudioHardie (details below)

Charley Brentnall – Founder of the original oak framersCarpenter Oak & Woodland,instrumental in the British timber frame renaissance. And more recently co-founder of Xylotek.

Sally Daniels– from tangentfieldexperimental community architects and live workshop specialist with the University of the West of England s Hands on BristolMakingLewes and Fourth Door’s Roots Architecture at WOMAD for the last ten years.

Dylan Walker and Paddy Cox, Built By Artizans   traditional carpenters and timber framers from West Sussex, Walker and Cox will be talking about their latest project, Watersmeet Barn, Emsworth.

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite

XYLO SESSION 02 – 19.30 – 21.15 MAY 13TH 2022

Hi tech & hand-made @ Human Nature (details below)

Peter Scully – from the Bartlett Architecture school’s B-made workshop and the Design for Manufacture course currently using Flimwell Park.)

Tom Bennett from Studio Bark and the U-Build modular open-source and prefabricated housing project

Karn Sandilands – from Brighton based Millimetre design engineers and makers

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite

XYLO SESSION 03 – 19.30 – 21.15 JUNE 10TH 2022 

Post carbon cities and countryside – straw & timber @StudioHardie (details below)

Marine Kerbouaka – Grand Huit Architects, Paris, timber and strawbuild urban farm, Ferme du Rail

Steve Wallis from dRMM, the pioneering industrial timber and CLT studio, on their new Workstack makers and manufacturers building.

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can. Booking through Eventbrite

BOOKING, TIMES AND VENUE INFORMATION

April and June evenings at Studio Hardie workshop, Unit 4, Phoenix Works, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2PE map here (If inclement weather there is a back-up venue in hand.)

May evening at HumanNature – Phoenix House 32/33 North Street, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2QJ, map here

All evenings run from 19.30 to around 21.15

Cost: Donations – pay what you feel you can.

Booking through Eventbrite.

*Pioneering the Potential is hosted by Fourth Door in association with Making Lewes

For further information please contact Fourth Door:

Sam Jenner: 07884 006413

editorial@fourthdoor.org

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PIONEERING THE POTENTIAL 2021

Natural Building Materials across the Weald & Downland

We are pleased to be supporting this years Pioneering the Potential, an evening micro-symposium hosted by Fourth Door Research.

Talks, presentations and an exhibition focused on timber, demonstrating Sussex’s pioneering natural building materials role and potential.

Friday September 10th 2021, 18.00 – 21.00 at Studio Hardie Workshop* Studio Hardie, Unit 4, Phoenix Works, North St, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 2PE

*Seating will be appropriately spaced. The studio workshop is large and well ventilated. We would prefer face coverings to be worn inside.

Booking through Eventbrite. Free/Donations – pay what you can.

Symposium Speakers:

Steve Johnson (the Architecture Ensemble) and Chris O’Callaghan – Flimwell Park a new all-wood development showcasing local timber in Flimwell village.

George Fereday and Nick Meech Home Grown House + the Home Grown House demonstration projects exhibition.

John Russell (to be confirmed) – Foxwood Cruck Frame built from local thinnings.

Amy Hammond/Lantern Re-using urban and roadside wastewood, ash dieback and other wood destined for burning.

Lukas Imhof live on Zoom from Switzerland – on his engineered ash Ekkharthof Community Centre building.

Plus:

Fourth Door’s Annular wood and timber culture website relaunch will be part of the evening. Revisiting The Bio Base – Another opportunity to view Making Lewes’s 2014 the Bio Base exhibition.

More detailed information available via Fourth Door.

For further information please email editorial@fourthdoor.org or contact Sam Jenner (07884 006413)

Pioneering the Potential is hosted by Fourth Door Research in association with Making Lewes http://www.fourthdoor.org.

Photo credit: Flimwell Park Roland De Villiers/ShootLab

Supported by:

Makers Evening With Jim Keeling

Jim Keeling set up the well-known Whichford Pottery and was instrumental in the Oxford Anagama Project. Keeling spoke to a sizeable audience of potters and other makers in Making Lewes member Studio Hardie’s ad hoc evening venue on Friday 28th.   Alongside exploring his thirty year Whichford Pottery journey, Keeling also told us about making and building a version of the ancient Japanese Anagama kiln, in the heart of Oxfordshire’s Whytham Woods, and his hopes and fears for the future of craft in current times.

Building With Water With Niklaus Graber

Architect Niklaus Graber, curator of Bengal Dreams, the major Swiss Architecture Museum exhibition currently touring Europe, provided an in-depth exploration of the relationship of architecture and water in the Bangladesh delta, where, with the majority of this populous nation’s land sitting at below sea level, there is a need to work carefully with water at all levels of society, including the built fabric.