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Meet the Team: Aylin Metin

Every week we’ll get to know a member of the Koru Architects team outside of the office. This week it’s the turn of Aylin Metin. What is your position at Koru? I’m an Architectural Assistant, working towards becoming a fully-qualified

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How to have a greener Christmas

It’s the beginning of December and Christmas is just around the corner – a time of family, celebration but most worryingly, waste. The Christmas period is a frenzy of purchases, whether that be food, drinks, presents, wrapping paper, christmas trees…

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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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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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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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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 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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