Set along the western boundary of the Milano Innovation District (MIND) – a recently-developed neighbourhood bringing together cutting-edge scientific research and education, business and leisure facilities northwest of central Milan – MAD Architects, led by Chinese Architect Ma Yansong, has unveiled renderings of a monumental gateway complex.

While urban agriculture is nothing new – with people having sought ways to grow more in less space and with less soil for centuries – it’s certainly offering a very attractive opportunity for those who are actively looking for new ways to incorporate sustainable living into their daily lives.

Accelerating investment in energy efficiency is essential if the UK’s commercial property sector is to meet the strengthened Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) that came into force 1st April, says lighting manufacturer Tamlite Lighting.

According to The Building Research Establishment (BRE), a BREEAM certificate “demonstrates to everyone that claims of sustainability – and the benefits and value it brings – can be confidently accepted”. Achieving an outstanding result in the BREEAM assessment process is something at the top of the agenda for responsible specifiers and architects.

Gilberts Blackpool is continuing its pioneering reputation at the original outlet for one of the UK’s fastest-growing coffee brands.

MVRDV, as part of a team named North Creek Collective, has presented a series of proposals for the City of Vancouver to adapt waterfront buildings, landscape and infrastructure to accommodate to rising sea levels.

The Business Garden Wrocław is a remarkable 17,000 square metre development in the heart of Wroclaw, Poland. Comprising nine offices and service buildings along with retail units, this LEED Platinum development includes the new headquarters of Santander Bank, designed by architects Workplace Solutions.

Premier Loft Ladders are celebrating their 20th anniversary of supplying the highest quality loft ladders.

Here, Gina Dinesen of Boyer Design (part of Leaders Romans Group) uses Norway as a model of sustainability and looks at what we can learn from its eco-conscious ethos.

An intelligent decision in utilising an intelligent spring could help improve occupant health and performance alongside savings in energy and manufacturing time.

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