Biophilic floating homes
Consistent with the Southwood Foundation's interest in holistic solutions this idea will address the following key issues: - Enhancing biodiversity and water quality - Creating a new model for zero carbon housing - Exploring new solutions to building in flood-prone areas.
Cleaner, greener streets
Air quality in UK cities is becoming an increasingly contentious subject and the British Medial Association now attribute 40,000 premature deaths a year to air pollution. In certain locations, the safe recommended limits set out by governing bodies are exceeded by a factor of five.
London's canals present a huge opportunity to improve quality of life and enhance biodiversity. Currently they have rather hard, sterile edges but, with modest interventions, they could be transformed into a biodiversity superhighway.