A 19th century mews house in Chelsea, UK, has recently become one of...
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
Maggie’s Oldham: inside the world’s first hardwood CLT building
Maggie’s Oldham, a charity centre for cancer sufferers and the first building to be constructed from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Julian Turner looks at the benefits and challenges of building with US tulipwood, and its potential for healthcare and support settings.
The world’s first ‘forest city’ is driving a green architecture surge
The incorporation of plants and trees into schemes has been a growing trend for some time, but now with the start of construction on the world’s first vertical forest city in Liuzhou, China, and the announcement of projects such as MVRDV and SDK Vastgoed’s sustainable housing complex in Eindhoven, it is advancing to a whole new level. Philip Kleinfeld asks whether this is the start of a new approach to urban development or a passing design fad.
Embassy Gardens, London
Embassy Gardens is a 15-acre mixed-use development in Nine Elms, London in UK. The development includes nine apartment buildings along with office, retail and community space located across the River Thames.
Nomadic working and it’s influence on today’s architecture
Once only possible for a handful of fields, nomadic working has quickly become a viable option for a host of different industries – including architecture. Charlotte Richardson Andrews speaks to nomadic architecture practice Red Deer about the benefits of this unorthodox working style.
Liuzhou Forest City
Liuzhou Forest City, a new green city planned to be built near Liuzhou, a mountain area in Guangxi, China, will be the first such green project in China as well as the rest of the world.
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