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    1. Buildings

    Passivhoos brings sustainable homes to social renters in Scotland

    John Gilbert Architects worked with Stewart & Shields to tackle fuel poverty and make the benefits of Passivhaus design affordable in its MacEwen shortlisted scheme

    21 January 2021

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    Built on a valued patch of grass at St James’s University Hospital, Harehills, Heatherwick Studio’s Maggie’s is designed as a series of outsize garden ‘planters’ with views through structural glazing

    Structural glazing brings the outside in

    Trafford Council’s tight budget responds to the climate emergency as 5 Plus Architects gives Urmston Leisure Centre a sustainable refurbishment

    5 Plus Architects keeps Trafford leisure centre lean and green

    Architype’s Corten-clad concrete repository provides unassisted temperature control for the Imperial War Museum archive

    Concrete box naturally controls temperature to protect IWM archive

    In a deeply collaborative venture, client and architect worked together to create an elegant sustainable home in a country village

    McLean Quinlan’s ‘energy plus’ home follows classic design parameters

    Smothered in solar panels, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Norway is one of several such projects built by a sustainability alliance that includes its architect

    Powerhouse by name, powerhouse by nature

    Doors and windows

    The Rooflight Company design combines heritage looks with slim sightlines and the latest thermal efficiencies

    Rooflight Company design combines heritage looks with latest thermal efficiencies

    The firm's aluminium windows, sliding doors and curtain walling open up river views and skyscapes at The Waterside Apartments project on Trent Bridge

    The Waterside Apartments feature doors, windows and curtain walling by Senior

    The UK company works with architects to achieve flexible modern designs for front, internal and garage doors with multiple fitting and finish choices

    Urban Front: Working with architects to achieve flexible contemporary door designs

    C70S aluminium system uses three foam insulation options so specifiers can dial thermal efficiency up or down to suit individual projects

    AluK C70S windows can be adjusted for thermal efficiency on individual projects

    Aluminium glazing manufacturer's product range allows architects to create light-filled, energy-efficient spaces with a minimalist aesthetic

    Reynaers' door, window and curtain walling solutions blur boundary between inside and out

    Cladding & Roofing

    Made from phyllite metamorphic rock, Riverstone has an attractive silky appearance and strength that makes it suitable for multiple architectural uses

    An extremely rare metamorphic rock, Riverstone is prized for its strength and beauty for all uses

    Specified as a component in building envelope design, the Stamisol Safe One breather membrane can be  part of a strategy that contributes to fire safety

    Why full facade design should be in Euroclass A2 for high-risk buildings

    Covid-19 will have an impact beyond the current medical and economic crisis. Urban density and the built environment must be looked at anew - with sustainability front of mind

    How will Covid-19 affect the urban design of the future?

    A bi-parting Sliding Over Fixed rooflight by Glazing Vision has maximised light, air and space in an elegant extension

    Glazing Vision's bi-parting sliding-over-fixed design

    Lightweight Cupaclad 101 Logic rainscreen cladding adds a striking finishing touch to WHAT_Architecture's quirky Peckham project

    WHAT_Architecture gets quirky in Peckham with Cupa Pizarras rainscreen cladding

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