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Studio Octopi\'s proposals for reintroducing swimming to the Thames

Studio Octopi starts crowdfunding for Thames Baths

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Studio Octopi has launched a crowdfunding campaign for its proposed Thames Baths project

AHMM\'s University of Amsterdam scheme - the winner of the AJ\'s Retrofit Awards 2014

Last chance to enter your project for an AJ Retrofit Award

By Emily Booth

Practices have until 1 May to submit completed schemes for the AJ 2015 Retrofit Awards

Theatre Royal extension, Glasgow by Page\Park

AJ120 Awards: Sustainable Practice of the Year shortlist

By Emily Booth

Architype, Arup Associates and Haworth Tompkins have been named on a six-strong shortlist of firms vying for the AJ120 Sustainable Practice of the Year award

Green Sky Thinking ECD

Green Sky Thinking: POE highlights the issues of open plan working

By Sofie Pelsmakers

Sofie Pelsmakers reports from ECD Architects’ Green Sky Thinking event

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Ed Lister launches 2015 GreenSkyThinking

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London’s deputy mayor for policy and planning Edward Lister has officially launched this year’s GreenSkyThinking - the week-long, must-attend sustainability showcase

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First of Bystrup’s T-Pylons completes

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[FIRST LOOK] The first T-Pylons designed by Danish-based architecture, design and engineering practice Bystrup have been installed in Nottinghamshire

Green Deal

Green Party pledges VAT cut on refurbs

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The Green Party has pledged to cut VAT on all housing repairs and renovations

Green Deal

Small sites exempt from zero carbon standards

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The government’s plans to ‘water down’ its commitment to making all homes zero carbon by 2016 have been given the go-ahead

Wimbish Passivhaus by Parsons + Whittley

It’s official: goodbye Code for Sustainable Homes

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The government has officially put an end to eco-housing yardstick, the Code for Sustainable Homes

Nudge Group proposal for a market square

Bristol: Europe’s green capital

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Sustainable transport, district energy networks and housing retrofits complement grass-roots activity to underpin Bristol’s status as European Green Capital for 2015

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Solar could provide 4% of UK power by 2020

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Solar power could be responsible for providing four per cent of the UK’s electricity by 2020 thanks to the plunging costs of solar panels

CoupDeVille Architects\' Home Park Road

CoupDeVille designs semi-submerged London eco-house

By Tim Clark

CoupDeVille Architects has won planning for this partially submerged eco-house in south London

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Architects condemn government plan to relax energy rating demands

By Keith Cooper

Ministers’ plans to scrap energy ratings for public buildings have come under fire from the RIBA

Bosco Verticale

Bosco Verticale by Stefano Boeri Architetti

By Ellis Woodman

Dubbed the vertical forest, Stefano Boeri Architetti’s latest project in a Milan suburb should influence tower design in the decades to come, says Ellis Woodman

One Central Park, Sydney, Atelier Jean Nouvel

The spread of vegetal facades

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Responding to concern over the loss of green space in cities, architects are exploring ways of making plant elements an integral part of their buildings

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