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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
Giving councils more CPO powers will help, but the housing white paper did not outline the resources they will need to deliver more homes
Our exclusive survey shows the industry would prefer a ‘soft Brexit’ with as little disruption to the status quo as possible
A quick scorecard of the best and worst bits of the government’s much awaited housing policy
The housing white paper represents a big policy shift and contains some bold ideas, but it is just a set of principles until it is delivered
The housing white paper gave a boost to build to rent but the government could have gone further
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