Archive for the ‘sustainable’ Category

The Savill Building

May 27, 2007

Contemporary architecture at its best, The Savill Building is set within Crown estate land and is a great example of sustainable architecture and the type of building we should be seeing more of in the UK.

Located a couple of miles away from Windsor castle and set within Windsor Great Park, the building which opened to the public in June 2006, is made using all sustainable timber from the crown estate forests (larch and oak) and is a fantastic looking building.

It was designed by Glen Howells Design and has won a number of awards including the Gold Award at the Wood Awards 2006.

See more about the building, including a picture gallery and a time lapse video of its construction at the below link:

The Savill Building

Find out more about the architects behind the project, Glenn Howells here

If you like this kind of sustainable building you might also be interested in the Downland Gridshell Building, designed by Edward Cullinan Architects, and set within the grounds of the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum in West Sussex. Some great detailed information can be found here:

Downland Gridshell

Both of the above buildings are known as Gridshell Buildings. More information on Gridshell Buildings has been published by Fourth Door Research, read more here:

Fourth Door Research