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Would you build a house on the Norfolk Broads, one of the most flood-prone areas of the UK? LSI Architects did and its sophisticated design meant getting the project through planning was plain sailing.
The Strata tower sticks out 150m above south London’s downtrodden Elephant and Castle. But, rather than being a symbol of aspiration, the building is turning away from the very area it’s meant to be giving a lift
Peabody’s BedZed was the housing scheme that first got everyone talking about zero-carbon living. But is it all that it was cracked up to be?
The German Passivhaus standard is winning admirers in the UK, many of whom argue that its simple approach to low-energy building is far more practical than the Code for Sustainable Homes
Local authority partnerships now have ambitious targets for delivering homes for first time buyers, and much depends on knowledge sharing with stakeholders
Let’s remain open-minded about the architectural quality modular construction can deliver
In the rush to build more homes we must ensure that offsite construction still allows for good design
The government’s new strategy for regeneration released last week offers a useful insight for local authorities
London is set to be the big winner of the Autumn Statement commitment to affordable homes, and the GLA’s new guidelines will help too
As we scramble to address the housing crisis and rapidly changing demographics, we must not overlook the positive difference good design can make
National Empty Homes Week is a time to reflect on the dual scandal of homelessness rates among the young and England’s 220,000 empty properties
One thing is clear about the skills crisis in construction: if we don’t act now, it will decimate our industry. Key to solving this challenge is investing in talent and enthusing young people
The government is putting both funding and policy in place to get new housing delivered more quickly and encourage small and specialist developers. Now it’s up to all parts of the industry to get a move on and build more homes