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London's concrete quarter

London's concrete quarter

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

Zero-energy school, Saint-Ouen, France

Zero-energy school by Mikou Design Studio

Sustainable French school generates all its energy on site

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation by Malcolm Fraser Architects

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

Villa Verde housing, Chile by Elemental

Villa Verde housing, Chile by Elemental

A large-scale housing scheme uses “base builds” that allow residents to expand their own living areas

School pavilion Allenmoos II by Boltshauser Architekten

School pavilion Allenmoos II by Boltshauser Architekten

Handcrafted, natural materials and refined construction techniques are combined to create a quiet sensitivity

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

Hawkins\Brown’s Oxford University biochemistry building

Where the embodied is buried

Upcoming changes to both Breeam and the building regulations are placing the embodied carbon of different structural solutions under the spotlight

Oasis Children’s Venture by Matt Atkins and Ben Barfield Marks

Oasis Children’s Venture by Matt Atkins and Ben Barfield Marks

A playspace and office by architecture students is an exercise in reuse and resourcefulness