Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Exhibition: How to Build a Low-Carbon Home

Location

Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 6AG

Dates

This exhibition CLOSED on Thu, 29th Feb 2024

Cost: Free of Charge

Description

How can we design our homes to respond to the climate emergency? Discover how architects are reimagining wood, stone and straw to design homes fit for the future.

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.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

No need to book tickets - just turn up on the day.

Disclaimer

The information and prices in this listing are presumed to be correct at the time of publishing, but please always check with the venue before making a special trip.

All images are supplied by the exhibition organiser.

This exhibition runs from Wed, 2nd Aug 2023 to Thu, 29th Feb 2024

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Location

Design Museum,

224-238 Kensington High Street, London,
W8 6AG

Map
Map

 

Other exhibitions open at Design Museum

Enzo Mari
£20  
This exhibition celebrates the life and work of one of the greatest Italian designers of the 20th century, Enzo Mari, whose designs have inspired generations of creatives around the world.
Enzo Mari
10am to 5pm
Kensington
Ends on Sun 8th September
2024-03-29
2024-09-08
Design Researchers in Residence: Solar Display
A display that showcases innovative design research responding to the climate crisis.
Design Researchers in Residence: Solar Display
10am to 5pm
Kensington
Ends on Sun 22nd September
2024-06-21
2024-09-22

 

Exhibitions opening soon at Design Museum

Barbie: The Exhibition
Journey into the Barbie universe and discover over 250 remarkable objects, with rare, unique and innovative dolls dating from 1959 to the present day.
Open from Fri 5th July to Sun 23rd February 2025
Barbie: The Exhibition
2024-07-05
2025-02-23