About This Live Project

Sheffield Homes is an Arms Length Management Organisation (ALMO) set up and owned by Sheffield City Council to manage council housing in Sheffield. As our client, Sheffield Homes offered us a list of potential project briefs for us to choose from, all of which deal with important issues and concerns regarding the current council housing stock in Sheffield. Our group decided to embark upon developing innovative solutions to address the important issue of waste disposal in flatted council estates. Our hope is that our efforts can offer strong design initiatives on the topic whilst creating awareness and incentive on the importance of recycling and proper disposal of household waste.

Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Sustainable housework?

How about a naturally powered sustainable rotary system for drying washing, it has a zero-carbon footprint, zero maintenance and operating costs and has an unlimited capacity (well, almost).  It’s called a washing line…


Sarah Bryan said...

I like these simple ideas...the government are doing most things in their power to try and tackle the issue, its just taking them a long time.

Maybe our solution should be something to 'ease' the cost of heating fuel...rather than trying to aim to at solving it completely.

Oliver Cartwright said...

I agree, the idea of 'easing' the strain our reliance on fuel energy sounds both accomplishable and economical. Perhaps we can continue to investigate similar situations where alternative zero-carbon solutions already exist. The problem could be that we are perhaps more reliant on appliance-based methodology nowadays.