Baca Architects took to the Grand Designs Main Stage on Bank holiday Monday with a series of informative talks.
Jessica Laurance kicked off the day with George Clarke to talk through her new build “Forest Mews” which has been recently completed. Jessica presented the build process and the problems faced with the highly constrained mews site. Stop motion pictures of the site throughout the build relayed the different stages of the job perfectly and George was impressed with the quality and atmosphere of the completed building.
Baca director Richard Coutts was next on and presented a “Live Design Workshop,” showing how to compile your brief and what is involved in the design process at an early stage of a job. Drawing the audience’s dream homes live, Richard sketched his way through 15 meters of sketch paper! Cameras overhead captured the process and projected to the main screen for the audience to appreciate.
Robert Barker then joined George Clarke and Rachael Hill, a National Flood and Coastal Risk Manager and member of the Environment Agency to talk about “Living with Water”
The debate covered possible building solutions to the UK’s ongoing flooding issues, what people can do to their own existing homes to protect against flooding and where to get the appropriate information and guidance. The discussion made the audience aware that all property is vulnerable from flooding in one way or another and we can all help reduce its impacts.
We will be at the Baca Stand B2 at the Excel centre all of this week to discuss your own dream home or help with possible solutions to constraints on your site.