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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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Why choose a sustainable architect?

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A sustainable architect designs a sustainable life Choosing a sustainable architect might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about making your lifestyle more green, but it can actually have the biggest impact. As public

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11.5.18 – Koru attends Natural Materials Association business skills event

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As a board member of the Natural Materials Association, Koru Architects’ Issi Rousseva attended the Entrepreneurial Skills in Natural Materials event in London yesterday. The workshop, hosted by the Natural Materials Association and Piñatex manufacturer Ananas Anam, was aimed at

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Benefits of building with earth, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 9)

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This is the ninth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. The origins of building with earth Building with earth is an ancient practice. From rammed earth, to clay, to cob and mud-brick, the

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Benefits of building with cob, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 8)

This is the eighth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. What is cob? Cob is a mixture of sandy-sub soil, clay and straw. It’s mixed by crushing the particles together by

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Benefits of building with bamboo, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 6)

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This is the sixth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. How can you build using bamboo? Bamboo is a type of grass, with a hard, hollow stem. It is a perennial

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Benefits of building with hemp, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 5)

This is the fifth post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. Hemp: a versatile material Hemp is a plant that holds extraordinary history, from its use as paper, to hemp plastic, to

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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

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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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