Rohan Anderson is the coolest sustainable lifestyle guru ever. If I was 15 years younger, I would totally adopt him as my dad. In his new book, Whole Larder Love, he’ll teach you how to hunt, skin a rabbit, make chilli sauce and grow trees sideways, all with a cool facade and a witty attitude.
The striking new building that houses the Unilever Headquarters for Northern Europe in Hamburg, Germany, is an attempt by the company to put sustainability at the forefront of their identity. The structure, designed by Benisch Architekten, consumes less than 100 Kwh/a m² of energy, and features a transparent “outer skin” to minimize heat gain from the sun and wind effect from the adjoining river.
Called the Lighthouse (BRE House), this is the UK’s first ever net zero carbon home that also meets the highest level of the UK Standard Code for Sustainable Homes. It is a leading example because not only is it made with the most sustainable materials, but is also designed to encourage and shape a more sustainable lifestyle for its occupants.