Architecture for Insects
Hands-On Workshop

Architecture for Insects

Where do insects reside over the winter months?

Wasps, ladybugs and millipedes might be small in size but they are mighty in power: they do a great job of protecting our gardens from pests, they help with pollination and contribute to making a healthy ecosystem work. Winter months are tough for them, but if a hotel is anywhere near, you can be sure that they will be more than happy to check in and stay there till springtime arrives!

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How To Grow Food in Your Flat
Design Masterclass

How To Grow Food in Your Flat

Ever complained that you don’t own enough space to grow a plant?

In this ten-week project, together with the Swanlea School, in east London, we addressed the possibilities for growing food in council flats in Whitechapel. We came up with a proposal for maximising the potential of the balconies of the flats, using every nook and cranny to create a flexible, tidy and green outdoor space.

The project was part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s 2016 ‘Green Plan It’ Challenge: it won first prize, for best concept and execution.

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How To Build a School Allotment
Design Masterclass

How To Build a School Allotment

Where does food come from? Why are bees and worms useful?

Lowfield Primary School, Sheffield, participated in a food-growing programme launched by Groundwork and the Green Box Group. With the help of students from Year 1 to Year 6 we designed and set up an outdoor growing area that would be used as a teaching tool, enabling students to learn about producing vegetables and healthy food.

The design and construction of the allotment was a team project with Deborah Scholey of Groundwork, teaching staff of Lowfield Primary School and volunteers from the University of Sheffield.

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