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Inside The UK’s ‘Super Eco’ Home in the Heart of London | RIBA House of the Year 2023 Winner

Nick Hayhurst and Claire Taggart welcome us into Green House in London, by Hayhurst and Co. Architects. This greenhouse-inspired home is the winner of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) House of the Year 2023, which celebrates excellence and innovation in home design by crowning the "best example of a one-off house designed by an architect in the UK."

Tucked away down an alley in the Clyde Circus Conservation Area of Tottenham, this family home screams sustainability — from the cross-laminated timber frame and use of reclaimed materials, to the recycled rain water used to feed the bamboo which enhances air quality throughout. Neither form or function were compromised whilst prioritising the environmental impact of the design, with both a riad-esque central atrium and modular family area being just a couple of the defining features of this property.

Green House is the epitome of what can be achieved when the client and architect collaborate with a mutual goal in mind. "While the design has changed a little bit, I think the very first idea that we presented in the very first meeting is very much what you see today," explains Nick Hayhurst, Director of Hayhurst and Co.

Speaking with homeowner Tom van Schelven, Project Architect Claire Taggart delineates how design boundaries were established early on: "The thing that was quite exciting for us in your brief was that you wanted something that was a bit innovative and a bit experimental, and Tom and Amandine were willing to take risks… and that’s always a good brief to get as an architect!" Watch the full video as we tour Tom van Schelven and Amandine Neyses-van Schelven’s truly unique ‘super eco’ home in the heart of London.

Director: Skylar Economy
Director of Photography: Daniel Fliegauf
Editor: William Long
Camera Operator: James Maiki
Featuring: Nick Hayhurst, Claire Taggart, Tom van Schelven
Producer: Chase Lewis
Producer, On Set: Preshita Saha
Line Producer: Joseph Buscemi
Associate Producer: Chloe Leung, Leeya Mirza
Production Manager: Alexandra Dawson Herren
Production Coordinator: Ericka Gourgues-Lutran
Drone Operator: Barney Clark
Assistant Camera: Kit Mackenzie
Sound Recordist: Michael Panayiotis
Post Production Supervisor: Andrew Montague
Post Production Coordinator: Holly Frew
Supervising Editor: Christina Mankellow
Assistant Editor: Andy Morell
Colourist: George Dutton
Additional Cinematography: Progress Special
Thanks: Royal Institute of British Architects
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Martin Brudnizki & Jonathan Brook welcome us into their country residence in the wilds of Sussex, England. Binderton House was once the country residence of the former Prime Minister Anthony Eden, who owned it between 1941 and 1952. Now divided into seven flats, Brudnizki & Brook have created their very own Arcadian fantasy of English country life.

The core of the house is a handsome two-storey building, dating back to 1677, with a pedimented stone porch and wings of different lengths. The flat Martin and Jonathan viewed is on the ground floor in the oldest and grandest part of the house: a two-bedroom home, which includes the original drawing room of the house. Standing in the dandelion-yellow drawing room, Brudnizki simply explains the decor: “What this now looks like, is John Fowler on acid. Which is really what we wanted to create.” Watch the full episode of ‘Design Notes’ as we tour Martin Brudnizki & Jonathan Brook’s country retreat tucked in the English countryside.

Exploring Kettle’s Yard: University of Cambridge's Modern Art Museum | Houses with History

Step into @kettlesyard in Cambridge. An endless source of inspiration for interior designers. This modest set of cottages was transformed into a light-filled home and art lover’s paradise in the 1950s and 1960s by the art curator Jim Ede and his wife Helen. Together they filled it with works by the most exciting of 20th century artists.

Host: Virginia White

Producers: @ginnyemily @fliegauf_studio

Director: @fliegauf_studio

Camera: James Maiki

Editor: Daniel Finn

Associate Producer: Alexandra Dawson

Production Coordinator: Ericka Gourgues-Lutran

© James Maiki