Material Origins + Regenerative Design

An AAD session hosted by CREATURE

About this event

Can regenerative design with locally sourced materials be used as a tool to help repair natural ecologies while contributing to a green economy and a sustainable built environment?

This panel, hosted by Associate Teaching Professor in Architecture George Fereday and chaired by Simone ten Hompel, will explore how timber building systems derived from coppiced trees can play a role in reactivating unmanaged woodland and contributing to sustainable, local jobs. A regenerative approach will be shared with participants through insights gained from a recent Forestry Commission funded research project: Home Grown House.

George Fereday is our Associate Teaching Professor of Architecture at the School of Art, Architecture and Design here at London Met. George formerly conducted research at the Centre for Natural Materials Innovation at The University of Cambridge and worked in practice at Foster+Partners Architects. George’s teaching interests include use of natural materials in construction and learning through making. He is a member of Making Matters, part of the CreATuRE Research Centre at London Metropolitan University (Research Centre for CREative Arts, culTURes and Engagement) and his research Home Grown House featured at the recent COP26 UN Climate Change Conference.

Collaborators:

Grown in Britain

The Birling Estate

Mule Studio

Nick Meech

David Leviatin

 

Image: Home Grown House Exhibition, 2021, Steve Blunt, London Metropolitan University

A triangular wooden structure erected in a forest.

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Date/time Wednesday 23 March 2022, from 5.30pm to 7pm GMT
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Material Origins + Regenerative Design

Hosted by the Centre for Creative Arts, Cultures and Engagement (CREATURE), chaired by Simone ten Hompel and presented by George Fereday, this seminar explores how timber building systems derived from coppiced trees can play a role in reactivating unmanaged woodland and contributing to sustainable, local jobs.

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