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Building studies

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Sustainable building, sustainable living: La Borda, Barcelona by Lacol

By George Kafka

Working with the future residents of the La Borda social housing complex in Barcelona, Lacol arquitectura cooperativa designed a tall CLT building that promotes a low-impact way of life. Photography Lacol, Lluc Miralles, Anna Bosch Miralpeix, and Chopo

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From farm to form: Flat house by Practice Architecture


Film director-turned-hemp farmer Steve Barron commissioned Practice Architecture to help him ‘grow’ a prototype house using his own crop. The result is Flat House, an ultra-low embodied carbon building the team is now looking to reproduce at scale. Rob Wilson interviewed Paloma Gormley, partner at Practice Architecture, to find out more. Photography by Oskar Proctor

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Holding on to arcadia: PUP at Surrey Docks FarmSubscription

By Eleanor Beaumont

On a modest budget, PUP Architects has rehabilitated and extended derelict structures at the south London city farm to bring a new lease of life to this vital community hub. Photography by Simone Bossi