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Highlands Road

Highlands Road | Horsham, West Sussex Completed Contemporary low-energy reimagining of an Arts and Crafts style house This detached 4-bedroom family home in the market town of Horsham takes inspiration from the Arts and Crafts style of architecture while adding a

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Houndean Rise

Houndean Rise | Lewes, East Sussex Completed Single-storey extension in Lewes,  East Sussex This project adds a single-storey extension to the rear of the property, providing more dining and kitchen space with seamless connection to the garden through the contemporary

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Planning permission for tricky sites – we can help!

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Applying for planning permission can be tough to navigate. Applying for planning permission for tricky sites – for example agricultural land, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a national park or the green belt – can be even more

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Benefits of Green Buildings: part 3 – social benefits

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As World Green Building Week 2018 approaches (24 – 30 Sep), we thought we’d share some of the most recent research on the social benefits of green buildings. This post is part of a series which will explain why we should

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Benefits of Green Buildings: part two – economic benefits

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As World Green Building Week 2018 approaches (24 – 30 Sep), we thought we’d share some of the most recent research on the economic benefits of green buildings. This post is part of a series which will explain why we should

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Benefits of Green Buildings: part one – environmental benefits

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As World Green Building Week 2018 approaches (24 – 30 Sep), we thought we’d share some of the most recent research on the environmental benefits of green buildings. This post is part of a series which will explain why we should

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10.9.18 – RIBA seminar on green infrastructure and urban greening

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Last week, Koru’s director Mark attended a RIBA seminar on urban greening and how to integrate green infrastructure elements. Koru Architects is a research-based practice and as such we believe strongly in continuous study and keeping up-to-date on recent trends

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22.8.18 – See a Koru-designed house take shape on this house build blog

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Ever wondered what it’s like to demolish and rebuild a house? Check out our clients’ fantastic house build blog and instagram account wearebuildingahouse.com which details the process with regular blogs, photos and time-lapse videos. As they state in their first

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The Argus, 14 August 2018

‘Eco start up wins top awards for green idea’ – 14 August 2018 Brighton & Hove’s daily paper, The Argus, featured Koru-designed PassivPod in their business section. The article details PassivPod’s double win at the National Best New Business Awards.

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Commissioning an architect: how and why?

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Commissioning an architect can be a daunting prospect if you’re not familiar with it. In this post we break down the process, referring to the Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) guidelines.  Do I need an architect? By commissioning an

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