Haycroft Gardens

In this episode George is joined by the architect Sarah Wigglesworth, and they talk about her latest project, Haycroft Gardens.

This is the first one-off house to be designed by Sarah Wigglesworth architects since Stock Orchard Street, the ground-breaking home and office, a project known by some as Straw Bale house and completed over 20 years ago.

Haycroft Gardens is a home designed on a back land plot in London, that continues the studio’s sustainable agenda. It is designed to passive sustainable principles and to encourage local wildlife habitat, however, it’s the design as a multi-generational home that really sets this home apart.

George talks to Sarah about designing the home for three generations of the same family to live together and about why Sarah thinks designing homes for multi-generational living will become increasingly important. It was a pleasure for George to interview an architect that has been so influential on how we design for living in the 21st century and we hope you enjoy the interview as much as he did.

At the end of the episode, George asks Sarah the three questions he asks all his podcast guests;
– what really annoys her about her home?
– what house has she visited that has really inspired her?
– and, if she could choose anyone to design her a new house, who would she choose?

We hope you enjoy listening!