Matthew Webb, ‘Energy efficiency begins at home but it's not always easy (Apartment Block with district heating, Moscow, Russia)’, 2012, Pushkin House

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Moscow Manege; Russian State Darwin (Natural History) Museum; Russian State Vodokanal Museum; Anichkova Palace; Central Hall Minsk; British Embassy Moscow; British Ambassador's Residence Moscow; Pushkin House London.

Apartments across Russia and the CIS are mainly heated by district heat systems. These systems control when heating is turned on throughout the year and regulate the temperature. This ensures that buildings do not freeze during the winter. Whilst, potentially energy efficient, the temperatures are often far too high giving residents no alternative but to open windows and balcony doors in order to cool down.

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About Matthew Webb

Documentary photographer Matthew Webb has examined a diverse range of subject matter, from globalization, Soviet space exploration, and the confrontation between the urban and the rural, to personal narratives of individual families or communities. Working predominantly in black-and- white—to foreground the human experience rather than the play of color and light—he has captured images in the United Kingdom, Yemen, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and China. Primarily fascinated by the tension between modernization and tradition, Webb searches for the common experiences between disparate places.

British , b. 1980

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