Category: Technology + Construction

Cragside Hydro

Hydropower returns to Cragside nearly 140 years after it became the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity. Cragside is the ‘palace of a modern magician’ (1)....

Green Fingers

Two recently installed living walls in Newcastle bring a touch of green to the urban realm. This is my favourite time of year. The garden, dormant for too many months,...

Bale Frenzy!

I take a course in straw bale building and learn about the myths and misconceptions of this natural construction material. As a kid growing up in rural Northumberland, I have...

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