About This Live Project

Foxholes is a small village on the busy B1249 mid-way between Driffield and Scarborough in the Yorkshire Wolds. It has a semi-derelict village hall and no funds to renovate it. Their best option appears to be to sell off part or all of the existing site for development and build a new hall elsewhere, though renovation of the existing hall may be possible if funding becomes available.

The purpose of this project is to prepare a hard-nosed assessment of the short- and longterm Sustainability potential of the four options to assist decision-making and fundraising.
This is the kind of assessment that will become increasingly important for architects on all projects as every form of energy
becomes scarce and expensive.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Renewable Energy Sources

Rural environments present a great opportunity to mine renewable sources of energy. However, with a variety of options on the table, it’s really a matter of being site specific and applying the most contextual possibility in order to achieve maximum output and performance.

Here’s a proposal for Site B. Sitting pretty on the highest contour of all three sites, it’s the most ideal spot for a wind turbine. Now if we could only convince the locals to cut down a couple of those trees and fashion them into furniture...

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