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#sustainable power from green wall

Elena Mitrofanova is a graduate of the the Moscow Institute of Architecture and collaborated with Dr Paolo Bombelli (Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge) to…

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Street furniture

Simple change in materials creates a place to pause or socialise in this urban retail setting. The inset lighting and benches work well to provide…

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Building as sign

I have visited the Main Street in Canmore, Alberta many times and have always been impressed with this simple shopfront. Besides the colour splash from…

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Board #workplace  

The Andes House, a design studio from Chile, designed this simple workspace as part of an exercise exploring the strengthening of hard board and dual…

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Another brick in the wall…

SAM (semi-automated mason) is bringing challenge to our cherished bricklayers by demonstrating significant productivity increases. 300-500 bricks a day (human) vs 800-1200 bricks a day…

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Technical support for Architects

Construction Canada publishes technical documents that provide a useful reference for Architects, Engineers and Specification Writers. Useful technical resources Share this reboot

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Sustainable cities from wood

It is widely accepted that using wood in building construction can be effective at reducing carbon emissions from the process. Imagine the sustainable benefits of…

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Shit brickwork

A Malaysian university, the Universiti Teknologi MARA, is experimenting with sewage sludge as a cement additive to make concrete. Potentially this could support the increasing…

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#sustainable materials from frozen oil

Scientists from Britain and Bulgaria have discovered that oil can form geometric shapes if frozen, leading to speculation that they could “shapeshift” if we can…

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A cooling ceramic cladding #sustainability

Material science provides us with a great opportunity to harness technicalogical innovation with simplicty to provide financially “accessible” design solutions to suit the architecture and…

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PVC the new asbestos ?

“According to a new whitepaper report by Perkins+Will, “What’s New (and What’s Not) With PVC,” in spite of recent advances in plastic chemistry PVC is…

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