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Ask the Expert : Copenhagen's three-steps approach to sustainability

February 21, 2024
Copenhagen is renowned worldwide as a pioneer of sustainable urban development, and as UNESCO’s World Capital of Architecture for 2023, the city has also been exploring the different ways in which architecture and urban design contribute to meeting the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. We have asked Camilla van...
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Case study: Muller Yard

November 6, 2023
Muller Yard is the latest addition to Elevate Property Group’s Trent Bridge Quays, a stylish regeneration project on the banks of the River Trent in Nottingham, which includes 44 apartments, 14 townhouses and a commercial property at street level Project information Project: Luxury apartments and penthouses Location:...
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Case study: Howgate Close

October 19, 2023
With average daily energy bills of only 24p, the cottages at Howgate Close have earned a reputation as possibly the UK’s most energy-efficient homes. Project information Project: 9 new-build zero-carbon affordable homes Location: Eakring, Nottinghamshire Client: Dr Chris Parsons Design Consultants: Hockerton Housing...
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Case study: Oak Meadows

October 12, 2023
In terms of aesthetic design, attention to detail and low energy performance, developer Calmont Homes has raised the quality bar at Oak Meadows, a new development of 61 family homes in the village of Middleton St George. Project information Project: Oak Meadows, 61 family homes Location: Middleton St George Client:...
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Ask the Expert: Maximising daylight in Northern European city planning

September 13, 2023
A conversation with Paul Rogers, Architect and Daylight Specialist, Stockholm Urban planning is always challenging, and especially in Northern latitudes (above 55 degrees). Here - because of the combination of climate and light conditions - it is extremely important to achieve the optimum interaction between daylight...
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Case study: Sikh Gurdwara

June 26, 2023
The new Sikh Gurdwara in Barking, London, is a strikingly beautiful building which skilfully combines traditional and modern architecture to create both a place of worship for members of the Sikh faith and an important hub for the wider community. Project information Project: New build Gurdwara Location: Barking,...
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Case study: Casa-Di-Lusso

May 17, 2023
Casa-Di-Lusso is a showcase for latest thinking in care home design, where contemporary style and specialist functionality combine to deliver a highly attractive environment which also fully supports residents’ varied needs. Project information Name: Bridgwater Sector: Care home Architect: Boon Brown Specified for:...
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Case study: Marine Place

May 16, 2023
Marine Place, in Clevedon (just south of Bristol), is an impressive development by Acorn Property Group which consists of nine three- and four-bedroom homes that overlook the Bristol Channel. Project information Project: Marine Place Location: Clevedon Sector: Residential Developer: Acorn Property Group Specified for:...
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Case study: Dalston Lane

May 15, 2023
The VELFAC system has been installed at Dalston Lane, the world’s largest CLT (cross laminated timber) building. VELFAC supplied full-height glazed units, punch-hole windows and glazed doors for both residential and commercial units, with the system specified for its high performance features, contemporary design, and...
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Case study: Cromer Road Primary School

May 12, 2023
Designed by architects Innes Associates, the latest addition to Cromer Road Primary School is a distinctive, L-shaped red-brick classroom building which wraps around a newly landscaped play space. Project information Name: The Cromer Road Sector: Education Architect: Innes Associates Specified for: Sustainable...
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