Sustainability in Development

Thailand-based organic-focused architect practice, Chiangmai Life Architects, provides earth and bamboo architecture construction and design for offices, resorts, homes or public landmark features. Here, FC&A explores its latest project for a sports hall at an international school in Thailand.

The Sill: National Landscape Discovery Centre, at Once Brewed in Northumberland, opened to the public on July 29th and has since received acclaim from visitors and Northumberland businesses as a whole.

Environmental campaigning charity, Friends of the Earth, has brought its brand identity to life through the design of its new London-based office space. The result is a positive workplace that stays true to the organisation’s core environmental beliefs, and reminds the Friends of the Earth team of its purpose, while sowing the seeds for the organisation to continue to thrive.

Maggie’s Oldham, the world’s first building made from hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT), has opened in the UK. Designed by dRMM Architects and supported by the American Hardwood Export Council, this is a pivotal moment for modern architecture and construction.

The newly-completed office building for Christies Care on a rural site in Suffolk is perhaps Nicholas Hare’s greenest building yet. The design followed Passivhaus principles and achieved an EPC ‘A’ rating. It is largely built of wood; the external cladding is of specially treated, unpainted timber boards and the superstructure is of cross-laminated timber. Furthermore, it was erected in three weeks.

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