Natural Materials Episodes

June 8, 2021

Cut the Craft - Amy Umbel & Brien Beidler - BS050

Something a bit special for episode 50 of the Building Sustainability Podcast. This is a reciprocal episode with Amy Umbel and Br…

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April 26, 2021

Biophilic Design - Bill Browning & Catie Ryan - BS047

This week I am incredibly excited to be joined by Bill Browning and Catie Ryan from Terrapin Bright Green to discuss biophilic de…

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April 12, 2021

Plants and Colour - Flora Arbuthnott - BS046

This week I'm joined by Flora Arbuthnott from . Having met Flora a few years ago, I was keen for her to…

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March 29, 2021

Regenerative Design - The Living Building Challenge - Martin Brown - …

Martin Brown joins me to discuss how we can make regenerative buildings. We discuss Martin's 'Zoom Regenerative' which was alongs…

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March 22, 2021

ByteSize - The magic of clay (Pt2) - Rowland Keable - BSBS003

This is part 2 of Rowland Keable of Earth Building UK & Ireland (EBUKI) & Rammed Earth Consulting giving us a byte size delve int…

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March 15, 2021

How Buildings are going to Save the World - Chris Magwood - BS044

I'm so pleased to be talking this week to Chris Magwood. Chris not only has a huge wealth of experience building straw bale homes…

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March 8, 2021

The magic of clay (Pt1) - Rowland Keable - BSBS002

Rowland Keable of Earth Building UK & Ireland (EBUKI) & Rammed Earth Consulting gives us a byte size delve into the magic that is…

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Feb. 15, 2021

Treating damp with Lime Plaster - Ben Kerslake - BS042

This week I am joined by Ben Kerslake from Carrington Lime . As well as a general geek out about lime, we mostly talk about how t…

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Feb. 1, 2021

Willow Coffins - Weaving life into death - Caz Ingall - BS041

This episode I'm talking with Caz Ingall, who is a willow coffin weaver. We talk, not just of the process of weaving a vessel to …

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Jan. 18, 2021

How to grow chairs on trees - Full Grown - Alice & Gavin Munro

We at Full Grown are developing an elegant, bio-facturing process that emits oxygen, absorbs CO2 and whose byproducts sustain the…

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Dec. 21, 2020

Sustainable architecture - Design, Materials and Cost - Janna Laan Lo…

It's a Solstice/Christmas/New Year double episode with Grain Architecture's founding director and designer Janna Laan Lomas about…

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Dec. 21, 2020

The architecture industry's response to climate change - Janna Laan L…

A conversation recorded with Janna Laan Lomas, founding director and designer at Grain Architecture about climate change and the …

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Dec. 14, 2020

Clay - A Premium Product - Clayworks - BS36

This week I'm joined by Clare Whitney from Clayworks.

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Dec. 6, 2020

Sand Stories - The sustainability of sand - Kiran Pereira - BS35

How many people realise that sand is a non-renewable resource?

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Nov. 23, 2020

Earth Building a trainee's perspective - Kit Jones & Anna Castilla Vi…

Earth Building is a tricky industry to get into. We wanted to find out about the training available to those wanting to get into …

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