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  • imagine if social housing could be beautiful, sustainable on the design could be downloaded online.

  • Enter Wiki House thes Two wiki houses have been constructed in the north of England and overseen by Miranda Plowden.

  • The urban designer is on a mission to address what she says is an urgent need to rethink the way we build houses.

  • We have to do this.

  • We're now in a climate emergency that we don't have any choice is really We have to jump to solutions that are going toe going to sustain the human race on the planet.

  • The Wiki House system is an open source design method.

  • It digitally designed your house with computer aided cutting of the timber frame and parts off site.

  • This means the building is faster and easier to build.

  • It's also customizable, more environmentally friendly.

  • Aunt has higher performance.

  • So while a wiki house won't cost any less, construction time can come down from the 10 month mark to 10 weeks.

  • The frame, the fabric of an offsite house, will be more expensive than the fabric of a traditionally built house.

  • But for the reasons I've said, because it's less familiar and it just is different but you're on site for less time with an offsite house.

  • So all of your problems, all of your site costs are reduced.

  • So overall you shouldn't necessarily be spending more money on the house.

  • These two homes were the first semi detached wiki houses built anywhere designed to fit into their surroundings.

  • As a landscape architect, Plowden is an ardent campaigner to make the most of the space outside their homes, She says lock down has proven how important green spaces and that it should be part of social housing design.

  • Those people who had access to gardens have had local parks have been able to access sort of flowers and green space and enjoy the kind of every day beauty that brings.

  • You know, it's been a real kind of different experience for people.

  • So this stuff really matters around sort of health and well being as much as a ZA much as anything else.

  • Cloud and has been working with pictorial meadows, a social enterprise, actively transforming vacant derelict land in various city neighborhoods into colorful meadows designed for residents on local wildlife.

  • The meadows also flower all the way from spring to late summer, so you only have to go to site once a year instead of 15 times a year because there's one annual meadow cut like a meadow.

  • Andi.

  • Um, so we're doing much less driving around, much less using petrol mowers and all of that on day.

  • It's What comes with it is a sort of really long flowering season of about 6 to 9 months.

  • Lots of seasonality.

  • Biodiversity.

  • Um, so, yeah, less money for us, less money for us to maintain it.

  • Less card, lower carbon footprint and lots of pleasure for people.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/10/29
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