Yep, as in the British Broadcasting Corporation. It was commissioned by the BBC Money Programme as a means to investigate (at the time rather futuristic) energy saving methods and means to try to drive down the cost of construction. For instance a lot of the larger sections were prefabricated and shipped in already in the correct sequence to just be slotted into place. Simple stuff now, but in 1980/81 was pretty cutting edge.
Recent BBC News Link
We still reckon they got a lot of things very right. Yes we have had problems with the place, but that's not by and large a fault of the original design. It's 41 years old now, and a huge amount of the problems we have faced have been due to bodges or negligence by the previous owners compounded by it being such a headache to get hold of tradespeople over the last few years.
The previous owner was the sort of person who thought it was a good idea to paint over marine grade teak wood panelling with satin black paint. Do I really need to say any more?
The biggest headache though has been how our use of space has changed since we moved in...working from home has totally changed the dynamic of things with bedrooms now needing to double as offices. The "big open plan setup downstairs and small bedrooms" layout worked great for us right up to when COVID hit...now though we're desperate for more space.
I used to have a copy of the episodes of the Money Programme featuring the property on YouTube but unsurprisingly got whacked with a copyright strike by the BBC...which irks me because if they had it available anywhere I'd just as happy link to their version. However I know they don't even *have* an archived version as they came asking us if we did...