TG Escapes Blog

The latest articles from the TG Escapes team. Read on to keep up to date on the latest innovations and stories in the world of modular eco building for education, business and residential.

Benefits of outdoor play

There are many benefits to outdoor play. According to research (Fjortoft 2004; Burdette and Whitaker 2005), children who play outdoors regularly: Become fitter and leaner Develop stronger immune systems Have more active imaginations Have lower stress levels Play more...

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Dickleburgh children inspired by nature

We asked Dickleburgh Pre-School Chairman Molly Ball about the benefit of their new space to the children. We recently completed an extension for her school which we had originally designed a building for in April 2010.She told us of the impact on the children’s...

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How the space you are in affects the way you feel

Scientific American writes on How Room Designs Affect Your Work and Mood. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/building-around-the-mind/ We came across this interesting article again recently. It is all about how the space you are in has a big influence on how...

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Inspiring spaces for young children

There is a great deal of evidence that the more inspiring the learning space the better children will learn. We also know from our experience that an outdoor learning environment is inspiring to children and helps them re-connect with nature. We like big windows and...

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Kymbrook get inspired by the environment

Kymbrook is a school where they want children to seek inspiration from the environment.They told us that since building the new school hall the children are much more excited about outdoor play. The big windows let so much sunshine into the building and the natural...

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Children need to re-connect with nature

We haven’t seen the full documentary but this trailer is worth a look. ‘Play Again’ looks at how technology has changed childhood and the importance of re-connecting with nature. We believe that outdoor learning can help children and society to develop in a more...

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Mr Campbell-Harris’ clients get the personal touch

As a personal trainer, Mr Campbell-Harris spends a good deal of time inspiring his clients. He wanted a space at home from which he could work which would do just the same. Now, clients benefit from a more personal touch.“Having my own personal training space,...

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Don’t suffer from Nature Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv has written about the importance of nature in his book The Nature Principle. This short video sums up the argument for re-connecting with nature. We think he has a point.  

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Barnet Hospital relative room

Barnet Hospital officially opened their fully furnished new Commercial Escape patient relative room in September. It is an example of a building where to some degree even the roof is inspiring. Kay Laurie - Deputy Director of Patient Experience talks about it in a 2...

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Inspiring work spaces

We liked these Inspiring Work Spaces selected by Fast Company. The better the space the happier the people. The happier the people the better the space. http://www.fastcompany.com/3010538/10-workspaces-that-inspire-creativity

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