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‘The Great Debate’

What is the future for the culturally-rich seaside city of Brighton? The increased cost of living, matched with the lack of support for small or medium-sized businesses and a lack of jobs – there’s many questions to ask. The main issues raised

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AECB blog, June 2017

South of England Show

‘Koru Architects to offer free advice at the South of England Show 8th-10th June’ – on AECB blog, June 2017  The Association of Environmentally Conscious Builders (AECB) has featured Koru on their member news blog. To learn more you can

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Koru offer free advice at the South of England Show 8th-10th June

South of England Show

Come along for free mini consultations on energy efficiency, home improvements and eco design – bring your plans and photos along! Our senior architect and director Mark Pellant and planning consultant Nigel Alderton will offer free mini consultations to visitors attending

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Breathe easy & discover the rich natural beauty of clay plasters

clay plasters

This is a guest post by Clare Whitney, Clayworks  The humble clay plaster has evolved into a thing of beauty. Clay is one of the world’s most ancient building materials – and one of the most naturally abundant. It is a

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Tour of Tangmere Solar Farm

Tangmere solar farm

How can local government cut carbon emissions and boost the green economy? One option is to directly build solar farms, like the Tangmere Solar Farm our marketing officer Tegan Tallullah visited today. Organised by Sustainable Business Partnership, the event consisted of

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Benefits of building with stone, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 4)

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This is the fourth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. Building with stone: a long history From smart townhouses to grand mansions to medieval castles to cosy worker cottages to ancient

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3 ways investing in sustainable design pays off

investing in sustainable design

Embarking on a custom-build project where you commission an architect to design your new home is a life changing decision. It’s also likely to be one of the biggest investments you will make and you need to be sure it’s

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Benefits of building with clay, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 3)

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This is the third post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. The versatility of clay The use of clay dates back to the earliest human civilisation and clay bricks have been a popular

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Get planning permission for your dream home with contextual design

Contextual design

So many people have a vision of their dream home and have the financial capacity to make it real, but they’re held back by the fear that planners will refuse their bold plan, the neighbours will hate it and they’ll

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Tour of Glyndebourne Opera House

Tour of sustainable opera house

How can an opera house contribute to the zero-carbon transition? That’s a question Gus Christie, the executive chairman of Glyndebourne Opera House, started considering back in 2005. Since then he has led a major refurbishment of the historic building and an ongoing

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