The latest sustainability news, analysis, technical studies, plus updates from Ecobuild

Design for the Garden Bridge

Richard Rogers backs Heatherwick's garden bridge

£150m Thames crossing would ‘enrich’ London, says architect

simon wolfson

Urbed wins Garden Cities Wolfson Prize

Winner claims £250,000 top prize

Heathrow T5 pod

CBI throws weight behind Heathrow

Business group wants single hub solution to airport capacity crisis

PRP Wolfson Prize

£250k Garden Cities Wolfson Prize winner due next week

Three of finalists say 40 new garden cities needed

Speller Metcalfe's Western Power Distribution Depot

'Very exciting shed' gains top BREEAM score

Speller Metcalfe’s Western Power Distribution depot scores 102% under BREEAM standard

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Photo gallery: Ecobuild 2014

Ecobuild 2014 took place at the Excel centre in London this week. Here are some images from the event

Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture and Construction for the University of Greenwich

Hanging gardens could turn Greenwich into new Jerusalem

Heneghan Peng’s new School of Architecture and Construction for the University of Greenwich will host 14 roof gardens, including ponds, teaching spaces, beehives and even a couple of vineyards - the first permanent algaeponics installation in the UK

London sunset

How to be cool: Tackling overheating in UK homes

Overheating in homes is set to become an increasingly urgent issue, especially in the capital, as global temperatures rise. With energy legislation demanding that buildings become ever more airtight, what is the best way for designers to respond?

Zero-energy school, Saint-Ouen, France

Zero-energy school by Mikou Design Studio

Sustainable French school generates all its energy on site

The six-storey building takes a low-tech approach to energy saving.

Low-energy office building in Austria by Baumschlager Eberle

Architect Baumschlager Eberle has simplified its 2226 Lustenau office building in order to maximise energy savings

Bude barn refurbishment, Devon by Feilden Fowles

Bude barn refurbishment, Devon, by Feilden Fowles

An old barn made of a patchwork of materials called for an energy-efficient extension

Neptunus apartment block

Recyclable housing

Technology used to build the world’s largest McDonald’s is being adapted to build temporary, highly flexible, 100% recyclable housing in Holland. Could the model be brought here to solve the UK’s affordable housing crisis?

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H.O.U.S.E by Saint Gobain and University of Nottingham

Combining the benefits of high enviromental efficiency and prefabricated design and assembly, the student-designed H.O.U.S.E is setting the benchmark for regulation friendly housing

Copper Lane

1-6 Copper Lane by Henley Halebrown Rorrison Architects

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