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An illustration of a resilient architecture: fossils of a marine ecosystem from the Permian period, about 250 to 300 million years ago. These ecosystems were resilient enough to endure dramatic changes over millions of years. Image by Professor Mark A. Wi

The biological basis of resilient cities

Michael W. Mehaffy & Nikos A. Salingaros

25th January 2014

Biological systems offer design strategies for successfully adapting to an age of climate change and resource depletion. Insights from nature will be essential in creating a green and sustainable future for humankind. more...
Glass offices, Canary Wharf, London. Photo:  Cristian Teichner / Shutterstock.com.

Glass buildings kill birds - architects must act!

James Fischer

1st December 2013

Horrified at the giga-scale death of birds caused by collisions with trendy expanses of plate glass in modern buildings, James Fischer calls on architects to bring an end to the needless slaughter - and "save a billion birds"! more...
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Beat the heat: how a new type of eco home is helping tackle global warming

Paul Miles

3rd April, 2012

As climate change speeds up, the question of how to adapt our homes to hotter temperatures is becoming increasingly important. Now, a pioneering project on the island of Tenerife has been set up to address those concerns. Paul Miles reports more...

PassivHaus construction: the future of UK housebuilding?

Laura Sevier

22nd October, 2010

German design, British location, tropical climate. Super-efficient PassivHaus construction makes for warmer homes and lower energy bills. So why aren't we all building this way? more...

The community-owned, timber-framed, self-heating village shop

Maddy Harland

26th January, 2010

In an economic climate where village shops are closing, woodsman Ben Law has helped his village open a new shop with a difference more...
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PHOTO GALLERY: Visionary architect unveils eco designs

Christine Ottery

24th December, 2009

An exhibition in Beijing reveals architect Paolo Soleri's latest radical green city concept more...
The scaffolding will be removed from the tree tower after 8-10 years

First tower made of living trees

Ecologist

4th September

Tree structure will stand without support within 8-10 years says designer more...
Urban Walking

Will modern-day flaneurs help rebuild fragmented communities?

Nika Stella-Sawicka

1st September, 2009

In the age of high-speed travel, walking - alone or in groups - is the foremost way to reconnect to cities, our environment and one another more...
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Visionaries: Carolyn Steel

Ecologist

1st April 2009

In many ways, Carolyn Steel was born to be an architect: as a child she used to dream of buildings.

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Investigations

A green building debate

Mark Hoare and Bill Dunster

1st June, 2009

Two views on form and function in the green building debate that must be sensitive to the local environment and responsive to the local character, cultural diversity and ecology of its place without diluting its uniqueness.

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Park life - reassessing the value of public spaces

News

18th March, 2009

Most councils value their public parks at a mere £1, says the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment more...
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Regional Destruction Agency: Why SWRDA would rather demolish than make sustainable

Simon Fairlie

8th January, 2009

The South West Regional Development Agency is letting down planet and people despite promises to redevelop the former site of Morland leather works 'sustainably'. more...

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