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?
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
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.
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
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.