Posts tagged 'energy'


BVN revamps the Goods Shed North

Built along Melbourne’s Yarra River in 1889 as a shipping depot, the Goods Shed North has sat derelict for the past 30 years – until


The rise of Passivehaus in the UK

Passivhaus, the utopian benchmark of low-carbon building design is finally finding roots in the UK. Rachel Calton looks at those pioneering the concept The Passivhaus

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Carbon emission cutting gets serious

The new mandatory emissions trading scheme is giving carbon cutting a clear place on company agendas, Rachel Calton discovers With academics pulling the plug on


Solar UK by Richard Boswell Associates

Geoff Fox was browsing ebay for scrap metal one evening when he stumbled across a disused building for sale. The owners were stunned when his


James Dyson

James Dyson is an extraordinary designer engineer, with a penchant for everyday products. His bagless vacuum cleaner has become a British design icon, with the


Bending the rules

No, your eyes don’t deceive you. This new build in Aarhus by Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen really does have a wonky otherworldliness to it.


Out of the woods

Words by Peter Sobchak Not quite urban, but not wholly rural either, Hagen’s new head office synthesises landscape, structure and light in memorable ways, but


Out in the cold

Words by Jane Crittenden A trial run for the International Polar Foundation’s research station, to be constructed in the Antarctic early next year, is a


LEEDing the way

Words by Peter Sobchak Peter Sobchak visits the bright, airy Toronto studio of international design behemoth HOK, one of the most environmentally conscious workspaces in


The barn and the cowshed

Words by Kerstin Zumstein British architecture practice Architype has designed its own workplace by reviving a derelict barn near Hereford into a modern, bona fide



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