With ICS College of arts we did a 50 min lesson on design and with the overall theme “Global or know your country”. The students had to explain to me with visuals and in English what they thought is the best design in Japan. All the time I had to do as if I do not understand Japanese! They came up with some pretty good examples. In all a great experience.
Interesting to learn about the state of housing in UK, but also lessons to be learned by other countries. Japan is well-known for its small houses and apartments often with windows looking out onto blank neighbouring walls. Many offices are artificially lit. The good news is that creating better places and spaces for humans also safes on energy use! Here what the UK government is doing;
The Government are in the process of doing something about it
The Government launched a consultation to help it make crucial decisions about the future of our homes including minimum standards for space, energy, security and natural light.