Wednesday 28 March 2012

The Swedish House...

The Swedish House The Swedish House at The Ideal Home Show 2012
Reminiscent of times gone past maybe, but in a good way. I do however, feel that this may age badly and look outdated in a short period of time if proper care and maintenance of it and it's surroundings are not met. 

Monday 19 March 2012

1000 'Princes Houses' ...

If all goes according to plan, the first eco-friendly 'Prince's Houses' will be built in the UK in 2013. 

The 'Princes House' or Natural House prototype at BRE Watford. 

Wednesday 14 March 2012

Ikea’s Strand East village submitted for planning...

Strand East, set to be built south of the Olympic Park in Stratford, will feature 1,200 homes, 480,000 square feet of commercial office space, a "hub area" with shared space for the community, a creative zone intended for creative-minded businesses to take root, a restaurant, a hotel, pedestrian walkways, cycle routes, and a new bus route. 
Strand East will also be free of vehicle traffic--upon entering the development, drivers will head straight to an underground garage. Vehicles will be allowed inside, of course (especially buses, delivery vans, and emergency vehicles), but their presence will be minimized.
LandProp  (the development arm of the Inter Ikea Group, which owns Ikea’s intellectual property) expects to start construction in 2013.