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Footprint's 5 things to do this week

This week there are lots of events being held as part of World Green Building Week and London Design Festival

Soft Landings - Who should pay?

Soft Landings logo

When 17 September, 6.30pm

Where 3 Barnsbury Square, London

This event hosted by Nicholas Hare Architects will discuss the benefits, costs, and importance of Soft Landings, with speakers from Architype, Hoare Lea, Morgan Sindall and Willmott Dixon.

Designing and delivering Passivhaus buildings

Architype's UEA Enterprise Centre

When 18 September, 9am

Where Eco Innovation Centre, Peterscourt, City Road, Peterborough

Using the Architype-designed UEA Enterprise Centre as an example, this day-long course will look at what is involved in desiging low carbon buildings, covering Passivhaus and BREEAM.

EURBAN: Post-brutalism


When 18 September, 9.30am

Where The Building Centre, Store Street, London

EURBAN, the timber design and engineering specialist will be celebrating a decade of more than 100 built works within the UK with an exhibition and series of events at The Building Centre throughout September. At this talk Alun Jones, Patrick Lynch, Alex de Rijke, Hugh Strange and Peter Wilson, director of the Wood Studio at Napier University will reflect on Brutalism and present their work and their thoughts about the architectural expression of solid timber buildings.

Culture + Commerce: If I had a hammer… 


When 18 September, 7pm

Where The Architecture Foundation, Tooley Street, London

This talk will explore alternative methods for getting on the housing ladder, including self-build and cohousing. It will feature speakers from the LILAC housing community in Leeds and Kevin McCloud’s HAB Housing.

The 40 per cent symposium

199 Bishopsgate

When 19 September

Where Haberdashers Hall, 18 West Smithfield, London

Now in its third year, the 40 per cent symposium investigates what commercial developers can do to improve the sustainability of their buildings.




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