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Benefits of building with timber, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 1)

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This post is the first in our Super Natural Materials series. Timber: a popular choice Timber is one of the most popular building materials and people have been building with timber since ancient times. Its great versatility means it’s used

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Property Professionals Meet-Up and Circular Economy Talk

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What’s the potential of the circular economy? On 19th January 2017 our architect Issi Rousseva attended two business events in Brighton, the first being a Property Professionals networking lunch and the second being a talk on the above question. With

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#SuperNaturalMaterials Series: The Power of Natural Materials

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Natural materials have superior sustainability and health benefits over artificial materials, and in many cases they’re also cost competitive. As architects specialising in sustainable contemporary design, we specify natural materials such as timber, zinc, copper, wool insulation and plant-based paints

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Investment Workshop: Learning About Crowdfunding

investment workshop

What do you need to do to get investment ready? On 12th January 2017 our architect Issi travelled to London for a specialist workshop on exactly that question. The event was run by Investdor and Gateway2Enterprise. The action packed 12

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11 high-impact green building trends to watch in 2017

road ahead for green building trends

It’s that time of year when we all take stock and look towards the year ahead, making predictions and educated guesses about how the next 12 months will play out. So we got our heads together in the Koru Architects

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How to choose your renewable energy sources

You know you want your new dream home to include some green energy generation, so you can be more independent, save money in the long term, and do your bit for the planet. But how do you know what’s right

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Does the housing crisis threaten human rights?

Everyone needs a home to call their own. It’s a common need that people of all backgrounds share. A decent home is certainly something that every one of us wants and needs, but is it something we have a right

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Business Edge magazine, November 2016 issue

‘Accolade for Architects‘ in Business Edge magazine, November 2016  The Sussex Chamber of Commerce runs a monthly print and digital magazine called Business Edge, read by business leaders around the county. This month they decided to feature Koru Architects because

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Shaping Spaces Together: Building the Movement for Fairer Housing

How can a collaborative movement be built around the need for quality housing which is truly affordable, sustainable and community-led? That’s the question which prompted the Shaping Spaces Together: Building the Movement for Fairer Housing event on 17th November 2016 in

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Make your home uniquely sustainable with upcycling: 5 examples

Why should wine bottles be thrown in landfill, or even collected for recycling, when they could be made into a chandelier? Why throw out old car tyres when they could enjoy a new life as garden planters? Why let the

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