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Wherry Housing Association wanted its Mayfield Rd, development in Huntingdon to 'promote sustainability'

Code 5 with flair

PRP Architects and Kingspan Potton aimed to rack up the ecopoints on a new housing association development, but not by just bolting together airtight boxes. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  10 July, 2010

Kingspan Potton is working with Barratt on level 6 200-home Hanham Hall near Bristol, the first English Partnerships’ Carbon Challenge winner

From heritage to heat pumps

The newly-formed Kingspan Potton business brings together seemingly contrasting approaches to timber-based building, but the company says it’s a blend that works. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  10 July, 2010

Hunter can transport 12 modules a day to site

Off-site on target

A Kent company’s timber frame modules are the ultimate in off-site manufacturing. Keren Fallwell reports

Published:  09 July, 2010

The pods are craned into place

A feather in their cap

Anne McDonald talks to the team which, against the odds, successfully delivered the Fair Isle Bird Observatory

Published:  09 July, 2010

St Katherine's roof shape will echo the traditional gables in Ledbury

The ‘open’ ground floor will contain the public aspects of the buildings, while traditional library activities will take place in the upper, more contained level

The time traveller's architect

A new timber-built library in Ledbury will link the 15th and 21st centuries. Sally Spencer reports

Published:  09 July, 2010

Charring is a traditional Japanese method for preserving exterior timber

English Woodlands’ burnt offering

English Woodlands Timber (EWT) has supplied chestnut logs for an unusual exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum in London – a charred timber teahouse designed by Japanese architect Teronobu Fujimori.

Published:  09 July, 2010

Charring is a traditional Japanese method for preserving exterior timber

English Woodlands’ burnt offering

English Woodlands Timber (EWT) has supplied chestnut logs for an unusual exhibit at the Victoria & Albert museum in London – a charred timber teahouse designed by Japanese architect Teronobu Fujimori.

Published:  09 July, 2010

Nottingham University students build the H.O.U.S.E. at Ecobuild in March

Academic hot house

The all-timber, solar-powered H.O.U.S.E. points to the future of eco-home design in more ways than one. Mike Jeffree reports

Published:  09 July, 2010
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