• Carrowbreck Meadows

    Carrowbreck Meadows, Norwich, by Hamson Barron Smith


    Hamson Barron Smith has planted 14 Passivhaus homes in a woodland in Norfolk. Ike Ijeh explains why it could blossom into a scheme of nationwide significance

  • The former main pool hall has been restored into a soaring, multi-purpose space

    Poplar Baths by Pringle Richards Sharratt


    Poplar Baths in London’s East End is a historic example of state architecture used to improve public health. But to preserve this listed building, the project team had to demolish part of it and rebuild through a PPP agreement

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    Goede Doelen Loterijen by Benthem Crouwel Architects


    Once completed, the new home of the biggest lottery charity in the Netherlands will be the first refurbished office building in Amsterdam to achieve a BREEAM Outstanding

  • One Carter Lane

    Wellbeing registration: Europe's first project


    There is now an international standard for measuring how a building impacts on its users’ health and wellbeing. Ike Ijeh looks at how Studio Ben Allen Architects’ One Carter Lane became the first European project to receive the accreditation

  • Enterprise Centre

    Enterprise Centre, University of East Anglia by Architype


    The £11.6m Enterprise Centre in Norfolk is one of the most innovative green buildings in the UK. But for its prefabricated cladding, it relies on the region’s most traditional building method

  • Hong Kong skyline

    Can tall buildings ever be sustainable?


    With debate still raging over the 230 towers lined up to make the London skyline look more like Hong Kong’s, Ike Ijeh looks at whether tall buildings can ever be sustainable

  • SPECIFIC’s first ‘Building as a power station’ prototype

    Buildings as power stations


    Scientists are working hard to make the built environment principally reliant on renewable energy. But, as Ike Ijeh finds out, with only 10% of their ideas leading to commercial application, a Swansea-based innovation centre aims to turn theory into practice