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    ‘The greenest building is the one that already exists’Subscription

    Opinion24 September, 2019

    Robert Adam looks at recent studies and publications that make the case for reusing and upgrading existing buildings, rather than demolishing and replacing

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    12.09.19: RetroFirstSubscription

    Digital Edition12 September, 2019

    In this special retrofit issue we launch our new RetroFirst campaign championing reuse in the built environment. We also announce the winners of the AJ Retrofit Awards 2019 covering 18 different categories; as well as building studies of two retrofit projects: Orms’ conversion of council offices into a hotel in Camden, north London; and Flower Michelin Architects’ Shingle House renovation and extension of a seaside ...

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    30.01.20: Higher educationSubscription

    Digital Edition28 January, 2020

    The AJ looks at three university schemes: Grafton’s Town House and Haworth Tompkins’ refurbished school of art, both for Kingston University, and Grimshaw’s retrofit of its own 1970s furniture factory into a new home for Bath Schools of Art and Design; and we investigate whether it’s time for a new approach to designing student housing. PLUS Walters & Cohen Architects looks back ...

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    AJ Retrofit Awards 2020 open for entriesSubscription

    News11 February, 2020

    Entries have now opened for this year’s AJ Retrofit Awards which celebrate the best in reuse of existing buildings

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    AJ's RetroFirst campaign now backed by more than 100 practices

    News2 January, 2020

    The AJ’s Retrofirst campaign now boasts 129 signatories, with John McAslan + Partners, Piercy & Co and ShedKM among the latest backers

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    Biba Dow: ‘Profession’s failure to embrace retrofits is a macho hangover of Modernism’Subscription

    Opinion20 January, 2020

    Dow Jones co-founder Biba Dow on why William Morris was wrong about reusing old buildings and why the profession needs to stop obsessing over macho new builds

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    Big industry names back AJ’s RetroFirst campaignSubscription

    News20 September, 2019

    The RIBA, UK Green Building Council and TCPA among the latest signatories to come on board

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    Big names back retrofit projects finance initiativeSubscription

    News12 December, 2019

    A new body for financing retrofit projects has been put together, with Engie and Legal & General (L&G) among its members

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    Coffey Architects designs Clerkenwell flat as ‘solid piece of joinery’Subscription

    Building16 October, 2019

    The space has a stripped-back aesthetic, highlighting historical features reminiscent of the building’s previous use as a school

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    Communities secretary welcomes AJ’s RetroFirst messageSubscription

    News31 January, 2020

    Preserving and adapting existing buildings as championed by AJ’s RetroFirst campaign is ‘really important’, communities secretary Robert Jenrick has said

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