Exhibition Free Display
How to Build a Low-Carbon Home
With almost 30% of global carbon emissions caused by the construction and running of buildings, there is a need radically rethink the materials we use to build our towns and cities. Rather than experimental new inventions, this display explores three ancient materials that are vital for a low-carbon future: wood, stone and straw.
Through the work of contemporary architects Material Cultures, Waugh Thistleton and Groupwork, as well as engineers Webb Yates, follow the journey of these materials from fields, forests and quarries to cutting-edge buildings. Discover how robotics is revolutionising the fabrication of new timber building parts, how your next home might have a thatched roof and learn what role diamond wire plays in a stonemason’s yard.
Alongside models, samples, tools and photographs, the show features full-scale installations and newly commissioned photography by Oskar Proctor.
Join the conversation with the hashtag #LowCarbonHome
This is a free display. No pre-booking is required.
Open daily from 10.00 – 18:00, Saturday until 21:00.
Background image: Interior of Dalston Works, Dalston, London. Photography by Daniel Shearing. Image courtesy of Waugh Thistleton Architects