Fabric-first architecture?

Fabric-first has become synonymous with insulation and airtightness. But maybe we need to think much bigger than that. Maybe it should be about reducing the amount of fabric altogether and finding ways to avoid building.

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Studio in the Woods 2019

Turning onto the road into the forest I was filled with a palpable sense of excitement. Moments later I crossed a cattle grid and found myself on a rough gravel track heading deep into ancient forest. This was the start of an adventure into the unknown. But of course, this wasn't anything like Jon Snow crossing the wall. This was Studio in the Woods.

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Four sustainable living tips you can do today

As we’re becoming more and more educated about it, we’re finding lots of smart ways to reduce our impact on the planet. So, I thought I’d share four lesser-known ideas for changes you could make to your everyday life. These ideas can help you to live more sustainably now, while you continue to make the necessary long-term changes.

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The first 'R' of sustainability

My car is nearly ten years old. It has a Diesel engine, and by most modern standards it's probably considered quite inefficient. Find out why I don’t plan to change it for a low-emission alternative any time soon, and why I think that’s actually more sustainable.

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My tips on project budgeting

We’ve all seen the horror stories on the TV. At the beginning of the episode, the client can’t wait to get started on their project. By the end, they’ve blown their budget out of the water and are wondering where it all went wrong. Budgeting in construction is notorious . But with some simple common sense tips, it is possible to budget effectively.

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Architects declare

The twin crises of climate breakdown and biodiversity loss are the most serious issue of our time. Buildings and construction play a major part, accounting for nearly 40% of energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions whilst also having a significant impact on our natural habitats.

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