SU1485 : House, The "Triangle", Howse Garden, off Northern Road, Swindon

taken 7 years ago, near to Swindon, Great Britain

House, The "Triangle", Howse Garden, off Northern Road, Swindon
House, The "Triangle", Howse Garden, off Northern Road, Swindon
The "Triangle", Howse Garden, is a new and controversial housing development off Northern Road, Swindon. Built by Hab Oakus, the partnership between TV presenter Kevin McCloud's company Hab and housing group GreenSquare, it is an estate of 42 sustainable and "affordable" dwellings. LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) The houses were designed by Glenn Howells Architects and the development was supported with an investment of around £2.5 million from the Homes and Communities Agency and backed by £840,000 investment from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) Low Carbon Investment Fund because of its use of environmentally-sustainable materials. According to the Hab Oakus website, LinkExternal link homes at The "Triangle" are designed to be super insulated – naturally warm in winter and cool in summer – and have a range of features that make them different from more ‘traditional’ homes including: air sourced heat pump; rain water harvesting and low water usage bathroom fittings; stack effect ventilation with chimney-style ventilation cowls; sheep’s wool loft insulation; triple glazed windows; bicycle storage built in to the front canopy of each house; and walls built from a hemp and lime wall thermal walling system that absorbs CO2 in its manufacture.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 June, 2012   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 14 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1422 8591 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:34.3130N 1:47.7730W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 1423 8592
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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