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Copper Lane

1-6 Copper Lane by Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects

14 August 2014 | Updated: 14 August 2014

Cohousing is a concept proving popular in North America and parts of mainland Europe but, despite being a potentially viable answer to the housing shortage, it is yet to catch on in the UK. Ike Ijeh visits the first cohousing build in London to see if it’s an idea worth sharing

London's concrete quarter

London's concrete quarter

21 Feb 2014

The transformation of King’s Cross includes some of the UK’s most sustainable office buildings - and concrete is key to all of them

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation by Malcolm Fraser Architects

22 January 2014

Transformation of Edinburgh’s 18th century Old High School required a deft touch and awareness of the need to deliver a low carbon building

Gamlingay Eco Hub by Civic Architects

Gamlingay Eco Hub by Civic Architects

2 May 2012

After a 10-year battle to build it, Civic Architects’ Gamlingay Eco Hub finally emerges as the greenest community centre in the country

Pavilion, Littlehampton, West Sussex by Moxton Architects

First look: Moxon Architects

9 March 2012

Pavilion, Littlehampton, West Sussex

Penoyre & Prasad has introduced sustainable technologies to key areas of this 1990s terraced house in east London

Looking forward to a retrofit future

4 January 2012

Retrofitting meets the challenge of improving energy efficiency in existing stock, as Penoyre & Prasad’s refurb of a 1990s house in London shows

White Design Dartington PrimarySchool

White Design’s Dartington Primary School

BD Reviews Sustainability July 2010

With its individual timber-clad classrooms, Dartington Primary School in Devon by White Design blends into the rural landscape while creating one of the greenest schools in the UK.

Looking north across Rainham Marsh towards the elevated A13.

Landroom's RSPB complex

17 April 2009

Landroom’s complex of buildings including a bird hide for the RSPB’s Rainham Marsh site in east London makes a novel use of old shipping containers

Hans Eek in front of a new Passivhaus primary school

Passivhaus design in Sweden

5 November 2008

Sustainable design expert Henrietta Lynch reports on the strides made in spreading passiv principles to both new and old buildings alike in Scandinavia

Super Urban Site: In central London districts, gasification plants would be instantly recognisable and “proudly sculptural”, generating various types of low-cost fuel.

Dow Jones Architects has designs on London’s waste line

17 October 2008

Dow Jones Architects is proposing a radical series of waste-crunching towers across London to help meet recycling targets and generate low-cost energy for local communities, says James R PaynePhotomontages Dow Jones Architects/Arup

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Newton Architects' country house in Hexham

First look: Sustainability underpins this ‘exceptional’ Hexham scheme

18 March 2011

Newton Architects has secured planning permission for a new country house at The Paise near Hexham.

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The roadside elevation eventually will be draped with wisteria.

Studio MGM’s deep-green living machine

29 May 2009

A modest timber-built housing scheme in Bury St Edmunds eschews hi-tech, high-concept sustainability features in favour of practical and imaginative solutions

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A children’s play area is one of a range of landscapes interposed between the houses.

Riches Hawley Mikhail’s Clay Fields sustainable housing

14 November 2008

Riches Hawley Mikhail’s Clay Fields affordable housing scheme at Elmswell, near Bury St Edmunds, successfully integrates sustainable village living and locally appropriate design

barnfield academy

Low carbon Luton school - images

30 October 2008

Biomass and natural ventilation offer key to unlocking BSF cash for plb-designed school

Designer Herman Miller’s new European headquarters

Herman Miller's new HQ

10 October 2008

Village Green wins BREEAM “excellent” and LEED “gold” awards

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