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The benefits of bioplastics (#SuperSmartMaterials)

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Bioplastics originate from biological material. We all know that oil and gas originate from biological organisms. But plastics derived from these natural oils and gases aren’t bioplastics. So, what is a bioplastic? One of the first synthetic plastics was made

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Portfolio magazine, September 2017 issue

The popular, high-end property magazine Portfolio has, for the second month running, included a mini-feature on one of our current projects. The magazine is available in print and also online. You can read a digital version of the article and the whole

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Natural insulation: the benefits of sheep wool

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Insulation is one of the best ways to increase energy efficiency within a space; it will keep you warm in the winter and cool in the summer. There are no tricks as to what is in sheep wool – it’s

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Built to Learn: how design affects learning outcomes

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There are many different variables that affect one’s ability to learn. In our new report, we break down how design affects learning outcomes and how we can increase cognition through design. Everyone in the education sector has similar core goals:

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Winner: BAHBA’s Creative Industries Award

On Thursday evening, our Director Mark Pellant and Architect, Issi Rousseva attended the Brighton and Hove Business Awards at Stanmer House. The BAHBA’s is a host to many different award categories – Koru Architects falling under Creative Industries. We were

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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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Platinum Business magazine, September 2017 issue

Ahead of the Brighton and Hove Business Awards, Platinum Business Magazine featured the award ceremony, its categories and its finalists in their latest issue. You can find us nominated under the ‘Creative Industries’ category. Read online here and find us

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Benefits of building with straw, plus examples (#SuperNaturalMaterials 7)

This is the seventh post in our Super Natural Materials series – you can view the whole series here. How do you use straw in construction? Straw-bale construction is a building method that uses bales of straw as structural elements,

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Renewable Energy: A Comprehensive Guide to Biomass

This is the second post in our new Renewable Energy series, where we will give the ins and outs of renewable energy that is able to be used throughout residential and commercial spaces. What is it? Biomass is simply, fuel

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Renewable Energy: A Comprehensive Guide to Wind Power

This is the third post in our new Renewable Energy series, where we will give the ins and outs of renewable energy that is able to be used throughout residential and commercial spaces. What is it? Wind is a form

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