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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


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

Video: BIG tests smoke ring blower for €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope Video


This new video reveals how a new system will blow out ‘reminder’ smoke rings from BIG’s €470 million waste-to-energy ski slope in Copenhagen


DK-Architects completes £1.8m thatched office


[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Liverpool-based DK-Architects has completed this £1.8 million thatched office in Merseyside

Green Sky Thinking launch 2014

Architects’ role is bigger than ever in green sky thinking


Architects will host almost a third of the events at this year’s Green Sky Thinking Week (20-24 April)

Green infrastructure

UK-GBC calls for more green infrastructure in the built environment

By Athlyn Cathcart-Keays

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) has called on developers to stop downplaying green infrastructure as ‘a fluffy optional extra’ and include roof gardens, streets trees and woodlands in every scheme

Video: Putting together Bystrup’s T-pylon Video

By Michaila Hancock

Watch Bystrup’s RIBA competition-winning pylon design being manufactured in the UK

Ken Shuttleworth talking at CIBSE event

Shuttleworth attacks 'arrogant' and 'egotistical' architects

By ,

A controversial speech given by Ken Shuttleworth to an audience of engineers has been criticised by FCBS boss Keith Bradley

George Ferguson tree planting in Avonmouth

Bristol Mayor launches tree-planting drive

By Tim Clark

Bristol has become the first city in the world to adopt the One Tree Per Child initiative after Mayor George Ferguson approved the plans to plant 36,000 saplings


Footprint's pick of AJ Small Projects 2015


Which of the 24 shortlisted schemes could be in the running for this year’s Small Projects Sustainability Award?

Chance de Silva and Mike Nightingale\'s \'E-Lo Vale\' homes

Chance de Silva reveals plans for 'eco-homes cluster'

By Athlyn Cathcart-Keays

London-based practice Chance de Silva and Mike Nightingale of Nightingale Architects have teamed up to build a cluster of eco-homes in south east London


AJ housing survey: post-occupancy not on architects' radar

By Tim Clark

Only three per cent of architects carry out post-occupation evaluations (POE) on all their housing projects, according to a new AJ poll

Tate Harmer

Jerry Tate Architects renames as Tate Harmer


Eco-practice Jerry Tate Architects has renamed as Tate Harmer to recognise the work of partner Rory Harmer


Government plans to scrap DECs ‘beggars belief’, says UK-GBC


The UK Green Building Council has slammed government plans to scrap energy ratings for public buildings

Green Deal

Experts fear new eco-legislation will mean offices lie empty


Experts have raised concern that new legislation making it illegal to rent out inefficient buildings could lead to properties being left empty

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Backed by over 150 years of successful operations, Armstrong Ceilings is a global leader in providing acoustic, design and environmental ceiling system solutions for interior environments.

To date, worldwide, the company has recycled over 11.5 million m² of old ceiling material - that’s more than 40,000 tonnes of construction waste that’s been diverted from landfill.

In January 2013, Armstrong pledged to recycle non-Armstrong ceiling tiles, enabling contractors in the UK to make even more substantial savings on waste disposal costs.