Haycroft Gardens with Sarah Wigglesworth
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In this episode I am joined by the architect Sarah Wigglesworth, and we 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.

I talk 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 to interview an architect that has been so influential on how we design for living in the 21st century and I hope you enjoy the interview as much as I did.

At the end of the episode, I ask Sarah the three questions I ask all my 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?

I hope you enjoy listening!

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