Build Overnight Tikku is a single parking space sized micro-apartment. The Finnish architect, Marco Casagrande of Casagrande Laboratory, claims it can be built in just one night.
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Selling the Energy Saving Message Ikea has teamed with renewable energy firm Solarcentury to sell PV panels and storage batteries. The products can complement existing solar panels or deliver a new system. IKEA aims to “make it easier for homeowners to save on their electricity bills”.
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Australian “Education City” – A showcase for modern, sustainable living With expansive parks, shaded boulevards, green plazas, blue sky spaces, waterways and lakes, the project embodies the 20-minute neighbourhood philosophy where everything is a comfortable stroll away from home, encouraging and enabling a healthy and active lifestyle for residents.
Electric Walls – NOT roof Three Swiss Universities, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the Fribourg School of Engineering and Architecture, and the Geneva School of Art and Design, have joined with private firms and Swiss government agencies to prove that a house can use solar panels on its façade, rather than its roof, […]
RICS draft Professional Statement Backed by the UK Green Building Council, the RICS consultation on its draft Professional Statement ‘Whole life carbon measurement: implementation in the built environment’, closed on 31st. May. It gives the industry a new standardised approach to Whole Life Carbon (WLC) assessments. The consultation is open until the end of May. […]
New Civic Centre The extraordinary wooden whirlwind known as the Darling Exchange, to be located in the Darling Square district of central Sydney, has received planning permission.
Everyone’s Going ‘Off-Site’ Construction Manager magazine (CM) reports that architects Richard Hywel Evans (RHE) has launched a modular home concept to offer Grand Designs styling at an affordable price.
Radiates heat without energy American University Invention Writing in Global Construction Review, Joe Quirke reports that a team from the University of Colorado Boulder has engineered a new material that can cool structures without using energy.
Residents Views NHBC Foundation research – “Affordable homes: Residents’ views of quality” (Published December 2016) – aimed at establishing longer term resident satisfaction. It involved face-to-face interviews with housing association residents after 3-4 years of occupancy.