Charlie Luxton

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Charlie Luxton is an architectural designer[1] and television presenter[2] who writes and speaks about the environment and sustainable architecture.

Early life and education[edit]

Luxton was born in Australia in April 1974.[3][4] His family moved to England when he was ten years old.[5]

Luxton studied at Oxford Brookes University during the 1990s and earned a BA in Architecture.[6] He completed an MA at the Royal College of Art in London.


In 2000, Luxton hosted the documentary series Modern British Architects on the United Kingdom's Channel 5.[7]

Luxton went on to present several more architecture-related shows, including 'Treehouses' for Sky1,[8] a six-part television series, Our Homes and Property,[5] and the ongoing series Build a New Life in the Country. He is a regular designer on BBC1's DIY SOS.[9]

His series The Great Treehouse Challenge aired on Sky's Living Channel.[10] Another show, Homes by the Sea, on More4 TV, was hosted by Luxton.[11] His show Building the Dream was shown on More4 TV.[12]

Luxton's design company 'Charlie Luxton Environmental Design' creates sustainable living projects in London, Wiltshire and the Cotswolds[13][14]

Luxton has also supported several eco-friendly projects in his local area, including creating a carpool, fitting solar panels onto the roof of the local school, addressing amateur homebuilders[15] and green-furbishing thirty houses.

Personal life[edit]

Luxton is married and has two children. Their home includes many of the sustainable living solutions that are featured on his television show.[16]



  1. ^ "House Made From Black Bricks By Takero Shimazaki and Charlie Luxton" Fun of Art.
  2. ^ Creating an eco cottage | Real Homes
  3. ^ Companies House Director Information Charlie Luxton
  4. ^ Charlie Luxton: Designer & Presenter – Urban Times Archived July 19, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ a b "Charlie Is Our Darling on Our New TV Show; Charlie Luxton Presents Our Homes & Property Six-Part TV Series, Beginning Tomorrow.". The Evening Standard.
  6. ^ Trow, Abby. "Charlie Luxton: High octane enthusiast for low energy living". Decomag
  7. ^ "C5's greenlights architect series as part of new slate". Broadcast Now, 7 January 2000
  8. ^ "The Great Treehouse Challenge". SKY1. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  9. ^ "Britain's Hidden Heritage". BBC. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  10. ^ Eco-architect Charlie Luxton has dreams for Chch |
  11. ^ "Teletubby house by the sea anyone? Charlie Luxton says 'Eh oh' to this unusual house in Pembrokeshire for new TV show". Wales Online, 16 October 2014. By Kate Rees
  12. ^ Building the Dream – TV review | Television & radio | The Guardian
  13. ^ "I'm building a new eco-village in the country: How TV star Charlie Luxton is leading a £400,000 project off-screen". Mail Online. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 16 January 2012.
  14. ^ "Aperture in the Woods par Takero Shimazaki et Charlie Luxton". Journal de Design
  15. ^ "TV presenter Charlie Luxton helps build interest at show in Buckingham". Buckingham Today.
  16. ^ "Kirstie Allsopp, Charlie Luxton, Sarah Beeny and Martin Roberts – in their own homes". The Guardian
  17. ^ Can you design a £50,000 self-build home? | News | Architects Journal

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