Greenhouse

The Cross Street Eco Town Development is an award-winning sustainable development which involved the construction of four new 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings ranging in size from 63 to 102m².

Introducing Aktivhaus, a triple zero home that generates 200% energy. The design is based on spaces and shows how even the smallest of London sites could use this model. As the design is also stackable, in the future, it also could also apply to med-high rise developments.

Rory Bergin, Head of Sustainability & Innovation at HTA, the architecture firm commissioned by VELUX to design its CarbonLight Homes, explains how technology can be used to provide energy efficiency and comfort.

Green shroud

It is not everyday we see the surface area of a whole building covered with vegetation. For the parliament of the German Speaking Community in Eupen, they have put this into action on their new legislative building. FC&A explains more.

Architects today are preoccupied with ‘green’ thinking, ‘eco’ design and carbon footprint. Fundamental to designing and realising all this, it is vital to have an understanding of what makes for a good performance, healthy and cost effective environment. Architect Christopher Sykes examines how our senses are influenced by what we perceive, what we see and what we hear.

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