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Power at the Core: incorporating at-home energy generation and storage into builds
With home batteries now widely available, Frances Marcellin looks at the changing market, who is buying them, how homeowners can benefit and the best ways for architects to incorporate such generation and storage systems into their projects.
The year VR came to architecture
2017 has seen architecture embrace virtual reality like never before, with a slew of high-profile projects making use of the technology. Patrick Kingsland spoke to Daniel Cashen, associate at SOM and Troels Dam Madsen, senior architect at Henning Larsen about the challenges and opportunities, and how its use could progress in the future.
Nestle’s former site in London gets approval for regeneration
UK-based residential property firm Barratt Developments and investment company Segro have secured approval for redeveloping a former Nestle factory in London.
Neave Brown: a modernist pioneer
Neave Brown, the architect credited with designing pioneering public housing, is to be awarded the RIBA’s 2018 Royal Gold Medal, the UK’s highest honour for architecture. Philip Kleinfeld looks at his incredible career, design ethos and successes, and spoke to Mark Swenarton author of the book Cook’s Camden: The Making of Modern Housing to find out how he shaped modern architecture today.
Rudolph and Sletten team to build Sacramento building in California
The California Department of General Services (DGS) is set to award a $238m contract to Rudolph and Sletten for the construction of new Sacramento building in California, US.
Sustainable design: a Passiv retrofit
A 19th century mews house in Chelsea, UK, has recently become one of only a handful of PassivHaus properties in the country, thanks to a retrofit by Cadogan. Frances Marcellin speaks to the company to discover the challenges of such a retrofit and how the project was achieved
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