Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

Tai Hollingsbee speaks about Environment & Design

Posted on: April 4th, 2013 by Barley Store

Tai Hollingsbee discusses the design philosophy for the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project.
Issues discussed:
– High performance building envelope
– Top-end technology and strategy to provide for the rest of the build’s systems

Design Development Meeting – March

Posted on: March 7th, 2013 by Barley Store

On March 7th, 2013, the 5×4 Hayes Lane Project Team had a design and development meeting at GHD. Attendees included Craig Chatman from ARKit, Tai Hollingsbee and Chris King from GHD, and Ralph Alphonso from Barley Store. The main purpose of this meeting was to discuss the best combination of systems and construction materials to be used that would achieve the smallest ecological footprint possible.
Points of discussions were:
– the insulation system
– solar panels
– water/ irrigation system
– wood as construction material
Some of the possible technologies considered included:
– phase-change material (PCM) for heating
– rainwater collection as an eco-friendly water source
– hot water ring
– fake grass (e.g. summer envy)
– PV-cells
Overall, various materials and systems were brought to the table. The meeting saw even more opportunities for a sustainable build and the designs were further developed.
There are still various issues to be considered before making final decisions about the materials and technologies including:
– costs
– impact on infrastructure
– embodied energy
We will resolve these issues in future meetings.
(To see the sketches that were drafted at the meeting, click on the image below)

5×4 Hayes Lane Project to apply the One Planet Living Principles

Posted on: September 10th, 2012 by Barley Store

On the 30th of April, 2012 the Project Team met to discuss the One Planet Living Principles.
Meeting objectives:
– To familiarize everyone with OPL principles
– Visioning session on what we want to achieve
– What the client will have to contribute and how it will impact their lifestyle
– Map out strategies around what we can put in place, what’s cost effective, how it’ll look at various stages of the project
We have drafted our strategies towards One Planet Living for the Project. Click on the image below to read the details!

Environment & Design Meeting

Posted on: March 22nd, 2012 by Barley Store

Today reps from GHD and One Planet Living, Barley Store Productions and ARKit had an initial meeting to discuss the direction of the project, aims, visions and expectations. The results of the brainstorming session are on the printout below.
Some of the points of discussion were:
-Sustainable transport, food, water, materials