All 3 areas have designs created using OBREDIM and SADMINE process
Main principles used:
1.Observe and interact – going through the survey process and ongoing observation of spaces and reiterating designs over time (one home and garden was first designed for in 2001)
2.Multiple function can be seen though out – e.g. greenhouse – lean to, keeping house warmer, spring growing space, winter salads, chick housing, summer dog house, gardening tool storage, water catchment
3.Each important function is supported by many elements – food is grown in gardens and on the allotment and collected from local community spaces, we buy food from local growers and producers
4.Use small and slow solutions – we have started at the back door and developed from there – first homes, then gardens, now allotments and beginning to develop work on community spaces and with community groups, this whole process is taking years.
5.Produce no waste – reducing consumption, composting (including collecting garden waste from neighbours), reusing, this is an ongoing process of learning and developing new systems
We can show the use of most principles, and have done in our design work(and various slide shows) – come and see.