• The Secret Life of Buildings

    The Glass-House was really pleased to be a part of the first episode of The Secret Life of Buildings last night. It was fantastic to see Tom Dyckhoff looking at how our buildings and spaces affect us and challenging us all to be more demanding about the environments in which we live. Design does matter, […]

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  • A+DS & CLES event, 28 June 2011 Manchester

    Hannah and I were invited to take part in an event arranged and run jointly by Architecture+Design Scotland (A+DS) and Centre for Local Economy Strategies (CLES) in Manchester. The event brought together council officers, practicing designers and representatives from Third Sector Organisations to build on the learning from a number of workshops A+DS and CLES have run on […]

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    London debate, the final in our Sustainable Community Building series

    We recently finished our Sustainable Community: Refurbishment vs New Build debate series at The Abbey Centre in London on 15 March 2011. We were delighted with the panellists presentations and thought provoking discussion from the audience. Throughout the series audiences have focussed on everything from capacity building to the political, social and economic implications of […]

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  • The Sustainable Community Building: Refurbishment vs New Build, Newcastle Debate

    By Jaina Patel The third debate in our lively  series took place in Newcastle on Tuesday 22 March at Northern Stage, we were fortunate to once again have a diverse and interesting panel of speakers who shared their thoughts and experiences on the subject. Our panel of speakers were Christine Morrison, North East Coordinator, Community […]

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    Stories of community-led design: Buildings by Design course 2010

    Last year as part of our series of Design Training for community groups we delivered two Buildings by Design courses in Cockermouth, Cumbria. To give you an idea of what happens at our courses here’s our case study of one of them, including the three groups’ stories: Download the PDF here

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  • New Start/ CLES Launch

    Last night a couple of us (Hannah Gibbs, Project Support Officer and Jaina Patel, Marketing and Communications Manager) attended the CLES NewStart Launch event in London. We heard about the new online services that they are setting up together which aims to support all of us working in the regeneration sector through case studies, research […]

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    Cardiff debate – The Sustainable Community Building: Refurbishment vs New Build

    By Jaina Patel The second debate in our series took place at Chapter in Cardiff on Thursday 25 November 2010. Once again the panellists and audience members raised and discussed a range of issues relating to the sustainability of the community building in the contexts of new builds and refurbishments. Our panel of speakers in […]

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  • Study Tour to Butcher Works

    Exploring design and reuse with Friends of Millhouses Park in Sheffield

    Yesterday we spent the day with the Friends of Millhouses Park group who are trying to bring their Mill Buildings back to life. We worked with BDR (Bureau of Design Research, University of Sheffield) to create a morning of workshops and an afternoon of site visits to give the group some skills and inspiration for […]

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  • Eco-Homes Study Tour, West Midlands

    Last week we organised an inspirational study tour of eco-housing developments in the West Midlands for 4 community groups passionate about developing their own projects. The groups had different priorities for the day but all also a shared interest in creating energy efficient housing and learning more about how to lead their project. We also […]

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  • Edinburgh debate: The Sustainable Community Building: Refurbishment vs New Build

    By Jaina Patel On Thursday 21st October 2010 The Glass-House and partner organisations held a lively and interactive debate in Edinburgh looking the sustainability of the community building in the contexts of new builds and refurbishments. The debate was the first in series of 4 taking place across the UK over the coming months. Our […]

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