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Spring 2019 Lighting news from BDP

For Clerkenwell Design Week we are collaborating with SMALL and WSP to create an off grid lighting solution for BottleHouse, using LED lighting and solar panels. Empty bottles are transformed into building blocks through combined design skills, to form a temporary, but thermally comfortable, structurally sound, unique form of shelter to protect occupants from both solar radiation and precipitation. A resilient, life supporting, zero carbon, 100% recycled structure.

Lewis Evans
Les nouvelles tendances du design s’affichent à la Clerkenwell Design Week

Toujours dans ce souci d’éco-responsabilité, la BottleHouse (ou maison-bouteille) dessinée par Ricky Sandhu pour small./Six Miles Across London Ltd et en collaboration avec WSP Design Studio, a pour objectif d’alerter le public sur l’accumulation de bouteilles de plastique usagées. Transformant ces déchets en matériau de construction temporaires, la BottleHouse devient à la fois un abri, une innovation donnant une seconde vie au plastique et un manifeste en faveur d’un monde plus respectueux de l’environnement.

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BottleHouse at CDW 2019

Every minute 1 million plastic bottles are bought or sold all over the world. That’s about 20,000 every second. Once the bottles are empty, they become worthless waste. Some may get recycled, most get dumped into landfill or our oceans and now there’s literally tonnes of plastic washing up on our beaches – all around the world – contaminating our natural habitats and endangering the worlds wildlife.

small. | Six Miles Across London Ltd. with support from WSP Design Studio are taking action to translate this problem into a social enterprise through cutting edge but low tech design and innovation which can transform this waste into something of tangible value that can be used for providing shelter, healing communities, cities, oceans and our planet.

Lewis Evans
small. at CDW 2019

small. is an agile, dynamic architectural + design consultancy that believes good design can improve the quality of life for everyone. small. offers a holistic + inclusive approach to design bringing together an interdisciplinary task force that is needed to solve some of the environmental challenges our planet, our cities + our population face today and in the future

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small. #BeyondArchitecture

Six Miles Across London Ltd. | small. is an agile, dynamic architectural and design consultancy that believes good design can improve the quality of life for everyone. Its interdisciplinary task force was formed to think about how to solve some of the environmental challenges our planet, our cities and our population face today and in the future.

At TEDxLondon #BeyondBorders, you are invited to take part in a hands-on experience to explore the power of innovation. We want you to take a very common and well known item – the plastic bottle – and help us transform it into a purposeful building block of the future by re-purposing its inherent utility to build a ‘BottleHouse’ shelter!

Lewis Evans
Work to start on £1bn network of electric car charging forecourts

Power infrastructure specialist Gridserve has unveiled plans for a £1bn network of rapid charging forecourts for electric vehicles.

The UK-wide network of more than 100 Electric Forecourts will allow private and fleet vehicles to be charged in less than 30 minutes.

During this time drivers will be able to take advantage of a range of facilities including coffee shops, fresh food, convenience supermarkets and airport-style lounges with high-speed internet access

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Solar stations charge car in 10 minutes

charging bays and “airport-style” lounges that motorists can use while they wait. Gridserve, the green energy company behind the plan, said that drivers would be able to reserve spaces in advance using an app to avoid long waits...

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