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
The transformation of King’s Cross includes some of the UK’s most sustainable office buildings - and concrete is key to all of them
Transformation of Edinburgh’s 18th century Old High School required a deft touch and awareness of the need to deliver a low carbon building
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
Retrofitting meets the challenge of improving energy efficiency in existing stock, as Penoyre & Prasad’s refurb of a 1990s house in London shows
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.
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
Sustainable design expert Henrietta Lynch reports on the strides made in spreading passiv principles to both new and old buildings alike in Scandinavia
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
Newton Architects has secured planning permission for a new country house at The Paise near Hexham.
A modest timber-built housing scheme in Bury St Edmunds eschews hi-tech, high-concept sustainability features in favour of practical and imaginative solutions
Riches Hawley Mikhail’s Clay Fields affordable housing scheme at Elmswell, near Bury St Edmunds, successfully integrates sustainable village living and locally appropriate design
Biomass and natural ventilation offer key to unlocking BSF cash for plb-designed school
Village Green wins BREEAM “excellent” and LEED “gold” awards