Hot Dip Galvanizing Magazine Cover Issue 1 2015
Issue#01—2015
Issue#01—2015

Issue#01—2015

Lack of housing has been a problem that has plagued us for over 40 years. We have not really got our policies right since the war and there is a whole raft of reasons why we are in the present predicament. What is needed is a fresh start, a clean slate and a concerted effort from all involved to pull together - this includes government, designers, developers and building regulators.

Those that are struggling to get onto the housing ladder are the biggest losers with one of the prime issues being that of diversity of choice in the marketplace.

The most obvious points to raise are that of trying to create a larger mix of housing that is adaptable, to the changing needs of the population. To reconsider where all the building should take place, to reuse/readapt existing stock, to be more innovative in our material choice and add technology to the mix. We need to combine all of this with a smattering of imagination and realism – absolute ownership may not be the solution and bringing living back to the centre of our great cities should be a given.

We need our building stock to be well insulated, well built and durable.

We need a housing czar!

Ellis-Miller House, Prickwillow

Now over twenty years old, the Ellis-Miller House was designed by Jonathan Ellis-Miller while working for the eminent modernist architect John Winter. Winter had built two houses for himself including 81 Swains Lane, London in 1969, which is now grade…

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Galvanizing Delight

This innovative design for The Kiosk came about as part of a change of use application for the neighbouring retail unit, which had previously been used as a florist. The concept for the rippling CNC-cut timber layers of the facade…

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Health Centre, Mostoles, Madrid

The Social Care and Health Centre in the city of Móstoles (Southern Madrid) has been designed with two crucial design considerations: the creation of a multipurpose space on a very tight budget. Located in an area of urban expansion, its…

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Lavaflow 5, Laupahoehoe, Hawaii

Located on thirty acres of remote pasture, Lavaflow 5 attempts to frame the sea and sky with a minimal structure. The slender galvanized steel frame supports walls of varying opacity; from nothing, to glass, to screen, to solid – creating…

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Schille Solar House, Germany

Almost 30 years ago, the owner of a modernist house in the Spessart mountains wished for a conservatory addition to compliment the existing structure. The solution developed into the creation of a ´house within a house‘. The construction of the…

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