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26 April 2021

Social Justice, Climate Justice

Social Justice, Climate Justice

We're leading this year's Laminate Studio at the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design, Arkansas, investigating what we should build our buildings from, and why we should build them that way.

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22 April 2021

Rethink The Future

Will we all live in 'Plyscrapers' in the future?

Making 90% of our new buildings from wood, rather than concrete and steel, could cut global CO2 emissions by 4% - more than the climate footprint of flying. How? Growing trees absorb carbon dioxide from the air and when used in construction, that CO2 remains stored in the wood – carbon captured in your beams, floors and walls. Now, treated timber can be versatile enough to build housing estates and strong enough for skyscrapers – or “plyscrapers”. 

Tom Heap explains how it all works – and explores the benefits of living in a more wooden world, watch here!

15 April 2021

The AJ: Bushey Cemetery rammed earth

Saving the earth: making the case for rammed earth architecture

The Architects' Journal feature Bushey Cemetery and how the use of rammed earth in the UK and European Architecture is on the rise!

To find out more, read the full article

13 April 2021

The Times: "Best Eco Building Designs”

 The Times: "Best Eco Building Designs”

With the UK committed to becoming ‘carbon net zero’ by 2050, Jonathan Morrison looks at the environmentally friendly design tricks that will help to get us there, sighting both WTA’s strong advocacy for timber, and Bushey Cemetery as exemplar new approaches with great green credentials.

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19 October 2020

Rewilding the world

Rewilding the world

Come and see the key concepts which underlie our concept design, Trenezia, captured in nine woodblocks, exhibited at this year’s 'Winter' Exhibition.

 

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17 July 2020

Competition win in Sweden

Competition win in Sweden

We're very excited to announce that our design has been selected as the winning entry in a competition to design and deliver a new headquarters for the Swedish island of Gotland's housing association, Gotlandshem

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29 June 2020

6 Orsman road launched by Storey

6 Orsman road launched by Storey

Today British Land's Storey launches their latest building, 6 Orsman Road. Our most recently completed office on the bank of the Regent's Canal. 

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26 May 2020

Offsite mobile vaccination solution

Offsite mobile vaccination solution

The Covid-19 crisis has seen a surge in the implementation of modular off-site solutions for new hospitals - these have helped the current situation, but what about the next stage? With the promise of a vaccine, how does the UK immunise 66m people as quickly as possible?

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24 April 2020

Policy Change Not Climate Change

Policy Change Not Climate Change

The Government is consulting on extending the ban on combustible materials to more building types and is proposing to lower the height from 18m to 11m, which will include all buildings of four storeys and above.

This ban will severely inhibit our ability to decarbonise the UK construction industry.

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