(Joyce) #1
BEDROOM “It’s such a comfortable,
luxurious and peaceful room,” says
Karen of the pod’s main suite. Rudi
built the bed using spruce timber
(try Outlast Naturally Timber for
similar), using tree stumps as
bedside tables (the Trunk side table
in Natural from Uniqwa is a stylish
option). Black hanging lampshades
(try the ‘Bardem’ pendant light from
Temple & Webster for similar)
contrast against the timber wall
panels. Patterned scatter cushions
on the bed echo the landscape
outside (the ‘Jura Forest’ square
cushion from Adairs is similar).

Architect Joe Snell, of Studio Snell,
shares his top tips for designing
a more sustainable home.

  1. You can never have too much
    insulation! The more controlled
    separation you can have from the
    elements, the better – this way you have
    more control of the internal environment
    and any artificial heating and cooling
    you use will be more efficient.

  2. Research is the key to choosing good
    building materials. The options are
    endless, but sustainability parameters
    will narrow the field quite quickly.