Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer and broadcaster who has been creating and talking about environmental architecture for the past decade.
Since 1996, Charlie Luxton has worked on schemes including an eco-tourism project in Ethiopia, a house in Tel Aviv, and a number of London-based projects for Toh Shimizaki Architects. Charlie previously helped to found Make, who designed exhibitions for the RIBA, 100% Design, and the V&A, before creating Electric Storm for Shell – a renewable energy exhibition that included a 27 metre wind turbine on the Southbank, London.
In 2005, he left London and Make to concentrate on creating simple, beautiful, timeless, and sustainable buildings.
Charlie Luxton started making television programmes while studying for his MA at the RCA with ‘Modern British Architects’ for Channel 5, and since then he has written and presented more than ten series. These include ‘Not All Bricks and Mortar’ and ‘Not All Houses are Square’ for Channel 4, ‘Guerrilla Homes’ and ‘Bionic Buildings’ for BBC3, ‘Ice Dreams’ and ‘Designer of the Year’ for BBC4, and ‘Restored to Glory’, a prime-time restoration programme for BBC2. In 2007, Charlie took a ten thousand mile road trip across the US for an art and architecture series shown in the US and on Sky Arts. He has recently completed a series looking at skyscrapers and Homes and Property for ITV and the Evening Standard.
Charlie Luxton has written for several magazines and hosted the Stirling Prize Award Ceremony in 2004. He regularly gives lectures about sustainability and architecture for clients as varied as McDonald’s, AutoCAD, Grand Designs Live, and Project Taunton.
Combining design and running projects with writing and presenting give him an overview of the discipline offered to few, and allows him to bring the very latest ideas and thinking to his projects – whatever the scale.