Two big problems in the British countryside are a lack of affordable housing and a lack of ecological building. In Cornwall, a project is taking off that aims to tackle both.

Cornwall Sustainable Building Trust recently held a competition to search for a “novel, sustainable, affordable solution” to Cornwall’s housing crisis. Its winning design may pave the way for the future.

The winner was Bill Dunster, founder of ZED (Zero Energy Development), one of the country’s most radical architectural practices. ZED is probably best known for its BedZED development in Surrey, where 100 energy-efficient ...


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