THE ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN STUDIO

The 'Home for All Seasons' has been designed to be resilient to multiple risks including; flooding, overheating and  energy shortages. It provides a model for flexible, futureproof housing.

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CAMBRIDGE RESEARCH HORIZONS

Cover & Feature Article

June 2016

WINNER OF THE SUNDAY TIMES, BRITISH HOMES AWARDS 'RESILIENT HOME' DESIGN COMPETITION

'A Home for all Seasons'

Designed in collaboration with JTP

A novel method for presentation and exhibition spaces comprising of screens that interlock and pivot to provide a flexible and effiecient use of space.

Designed for the Sandy Wilson extension at the University of Cambridge.

This innovative compact studio design has a footprint one third the size of traditional configurations. An ideal strategy to complement high density living. 

On site now.

 

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Cedar clad garden studio with woodburner, integrated storage areas and woodworking zone. 

 

 

CAMBRIDGE GARDEN STUDIO

RESIDENTIAL

Top end three bed residential dwelling in Kent including a courtyard garden, acoustically buffered workshop / pottery studio, and open plan kitchen / dining room with natural ventilation stack.

 

ABOUT

Designing a Flood Resilient Coastal 

Settlement in Par Docks, Cornwall

 

Award winning 2 Year Research Project 

 

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SHIFTING SHORELINES

Researching strategies for adapting an existing community for flood resilience

 

3 Year EPSRC Funded Research Study

 

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RETROFITTING RESILIENCE

Researching strategies for adapting an existing community for flood resilience

 

3 Year EPSRC Funded Research Study

 

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RETROFITTING RESILIENCE

RIBA PUBLISHING BOOK DEAL CONFIRMED

Retrofitting for Flood Resilience:

A Guide to Building and Community Design

RESEARCH | PUBLICATIONS

MASTERPLANNING | STRATEGY

An innovative proposal for a flood resilient new coastal settlement.

 

'A town that remains open to the sea whilst safe from it'

 

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PAR DOCKS

NEWS

Researching strategies for adapting the village of Yalding in Kent to be flood resilience to both current and future climate conditions.

 

 

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ADAPTING YALDING 

FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

ED BARSLEY

A multi phase community project in Batticaloa, Sri Lanka, The strategy is focused on; education, sports, creative arts, women's empowerment and the natural landscape.

 

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COMMUNITY TRAINING CENTRE

Integrated Spatial Strategies for Flood Resilience in Eastern Sri Lanka

 

Project co-ordination underway

 

 

BATTICALOA BLUE

 
 
 
 
 

Contemporary ground floor extension of three bedroom family home.

 

 

 

 

TERRACE EXTENSION

Proposal for the reinstatement of a village pavilion in rural Kent. A sawtooth roof form catches north light and maintains a formal facade to the picturesque setting beyond.   

NATURALLY LIT PAVILION

UKU is a reconfigurable, prefab floating home system, designed in response to the growing challenges facing areas at risk of flooding.

A residential development in Kent

designed to reduce the on site flood risk within a long term futureproof strategy

 

 

 

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UKU  PREFAB FLOATING HOME

Elevated above a paddy field in Akkaranyamkulam, Sri Lanka, this building tests a innovative new solar chimney design which provides both natural daylighting and ventilation for its occupants.

RURAL TRAINING CENTRE

 

A timber frame library in Sri Lanka designed with natural ventilation and adjustable daylighting controls. 

 

 

COMMUNITY LIBRARY

 

 

THE COURTYARD BARN

 

PROJECTS

PUBLIC BUILDINGS

OTHER PROJECTS

A commision from the Scott Polar Research Institute in Cambridge to design a glass canopy to cover a replica of Shackletons James Caird whaler, 

in celebration of the centenary of his remarkable journey. 

THE SHACKLETON CANOPY

 
 

'It's time to stop this madness.. Disasters are never natural. They are the accumulation of the constant

breach of economic, social and environmental thresholds'  Yeb Sano, Philippines Lead Negotiator, UN

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SHORTLISTED IN THE LANDSCAPE INSTITUTE, INTERNATIONAL FLOOD IDEAS COMPETITION

Designing a Flood Resilent Coastal Settlement in Par Docks, Cornwall

'A town that remains open to the sea whilst safe from it'

PRESENTED: AT LONDON FESTIVAL OF ARCHITECTURE

The Role of Universities in London's Wider Community

FEATURED: AT FLOOD & COAST 2016

Flood Resilient Coastal Settlements Video

PUBLISHED: IN THE OBSERVER

Britian Needs to Learn to Live with Water

PUBLISHED: ON CAMBRIDGE UNI HOMEPAGE

Good Tidings for Coastal Communities

FEATURED: IN CAM MAGAZINE

The Waters are Rising

EXHIBITED: IN BARCELONA & MADRID

Highly commended in international ISARCH Competition

PRESENTED: RESILIENT HOME CONFERENCE

Concrete Centre, London 3rd November 2016

FEATURED: ON ARCH DAILY

Winning the Sunday Times Resilient Home Competition

PRESENTED: MULTI-SENSORY CONFERENCE

Central Saint Martins, London 8th December 2016

5 UNIT FLOOD PROOF SCHEME 

THE RESILIENT HOME

The Environmental Design Studio [TEDS] is a design research consultancy, lead by Ed Barsley which specialises in flood resilience & environmental design. In October 2016 TEDS was announced as the winner of the Sunday Times / British Homes Award ‘Resilient Home’ design competition (in collaboration with JTP) with a scheme entitled ‘A Home For All Seasons’. TEDS are now working with the BRE to develop built prototype of the scheme. ​In 2018, Ed Barsley from TEDS will be releasing a book through RIBA Publishing entitled; ‘Retrofitting for Flood Resilience: A Guide to Building and Community Design’ to share the findings from his latest research on community flood resilience.

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Ed Barsley is a specialist in environmental design in Architecture with a particular interest on developing strategies to reduce flood risk and increase resilience in the built environment. Throughout his work, Ed is driven and inspired by the challenges of designing for climatic extremes in :

He has lived and worked in Copenhagen, Shanghai, and Colombo as well as throughout the UK. Ed received his undergraduate degree in Architecture at the University of Sheffield and a Masters in Environmental Design in Architecture at the University of Cambridge.

 

He then went on to work for Baca Architects in London on the Amphibious House and helping to run the TSB funded Climate Adaptive Neighbourhoods Research project which won the 2014 RIBA Presidents Medal for Research in Practice. During this time he was also involved in writing the future cities chapter of the book ‘Aquatecture’, released in February 2016.

His current work involves the development a methodology for assessing the flood resilience of existing communities as part of a PhD in Architecture at the University of Cambridge. In 2013 he became special advisor on flood risk in the South East to Greg Clark MP and is Creative Director of the Charitable trust 'Small Acts of Kindness'.

T E D S

RETROFITTING RESILIENCE: A SOUNDSCAPE EXPLORATION OF EXISTING/ADAPTED FLOOD RISK SCENARIOS

Short Film / Interactive Installation as part of the Retrofitting Resilience research study.

Featured on the main stage at the ARCC Multi-Sensory Design Conference at Central Saint Martins

LECTURE: DESIGNING FOR FLOOD RESILIENCE

Falmouth School of Architecture

November 2016

CONTACT

 

Email: eb@t-e-d-s.com

Phone: +44(0)7818481283

Twitter: @edbarsley

The Environmental Design Studio Ltd.

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Company Number: 08551987