© Colin Usher practicing as MicroArchiTecture c 2022
MicroArchiTecture Colin Usher . Architect

Colin Usher . Bsc

HONS

. Dip Arch . RIBA

I am passionate about designing homes that demonstrate that we can build responsibly & Save The Planet from Climate Change. I studied Environmental Science during my Architectural education back in the 1970s and wrote a Dissertation and a Thesis based on the understanding at that time. I used that data to win a competition to build a very low energy Millennium Housing Project in 1998. I used that expertise on several other schemes until … I designed my own new home in 2012. This was designed to be ultra-low energy and has resulted in us being able to live with a tiny carbon footprint. We have also saved £35,000 of energy cost during the time the we have lived here. I have used the house to test a variety of efficiency scenarios over the last 6 years which will benefit future designs as I incorporate those insights into further projects.

Jenny Bache: ‘the Client’ and co-owner of 19 Lang Lane!

Jenny is a Botanical Illustrator. Her work can be seen on her web site at jennybotanicals.co.uk. Her brief to Colin was to design a house that was comfortable to live in with large windows to provide excellent light, plenty of wall space for pictures and interesting display spaces for plants and artwork. She also asked for an internal ‘garden room’ in which to grow and nurture indoor tropical plants. Jenny is married to the Architect!
© Colin Usher practicing as MicroArchiTecture c 2022
MicroArchiTecture Colin Usher . Architect

Colin Usher . Bsc

HONS

. Dip Arch . RIBA

I am passionate about designing homes that demonstrate that we can build responsibly & Save The Planet from Climate Change. I studied Environmental Science during my Architectural education back in the 1970s and wrote a Dissertation and a Thesis based on the understanding at that time. I used that data to win a competition to build a very low energy Millennium Housing Project in 1998. I used that expertise on several other schemes until … I designed my own new home in 2012. This was designed to be ultra-low energy and has resulted in us being able to live with a tiny carbon footprint. We have also saved £35,000 of energy cost during the time the we have lived here. I have used the house to test a variety of efficiency scenarios over the last 6 years which will benefit future designs as I incorporate those insights into further projects.

Jenny Bache: ‘the Client’ and co-owner of 19 Lang Lane!

Jenny is a Botanical Illustrator. Her work can be seen on her web site at jennybotanicals.co.uk. Her brief to Colin was to design a house that was comfortable to live in with large windows to provide excellent light, plenty of wall space for pictures and interesting display spaces for plants and artwork. She also asked for an internal ‘garden room’ in which to grow and nurture indoor tropical plants. Jenny is married to the Architect!