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Ecobuild 2011 is fast approaching on Tuesday 1 March to Thursday 3 March. This is great for DIY people and builders to get the latest Green Building and Sustainable techniques, have a great day out, and learn some new things from the lectures and seminars. Attraction in the lecture series are: Human rights campaigner – […]

There is a plan afoot to convert Riley’s snooker hall (once Jesters) on the corner of Wimbledon Park Road and Pirbright Road, Southfields London SW18, into a cinema. Which it was originally. Having been inside, it is a great building, proper full height ceiling and wasted as a snooker hall. Unless the vast space was […]

This is an interesting competition with good prizes, to get ideas for renovating or replacing a large low cost housing development on the edge of George Town Penang, an island off north west Malaysia. It is open to architects, town planners and also students of the above. It is jointly organized by the Penang State […]

There is a series of talks at the British Council, Penang, Malaysia. The Lecture Series is organized by Global Leadership Consultants in collaboration with Asian Global Business, GeorgeTown College and HELP University College. They use the British Council, Penang rooms as they share the building. This talk on 18 March 2010 was about easy green […]

Penang is a UNESCO world heritage city but has an over supply of high rise condos while many old buildings are left to rot, or even worse, turned into swift houses (or swifthouses) (where swifts are factory farmed for bird nest soup ingredients – the nest – in old buildings that no one can afford […]

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Next year’s Ecobuild has a look at the effect of 3 years of Government legislation on building practice – the Code for Sustainable Homes, EPCs, and many others. These are for new building and also refurbishment and DIY refitting. We are supposed to be headed for the zero carbon home by 2016 – that is […]

We have a new page on photographing architecture, landscapes and buildings. Urban photography includes street scenes, buildings, roads, bridges, as well as landscape in the country. Technique is most important as you need to think about every photograph you take. Composition and framing, lighting, context are examined with many other tips. Visit the Building DIY […]

Electric cars – the future? The huge solar panels shade your car and charge it at the same time. Neat? Car park with solar trees > And another solar panel car park article > Finally Building DIY on transport >

These are images of building works on a local road in Wandsworth London. After a road accident involving a child and a campaign from locals, Wandsworth Council got around to fitting road bumps and traffic calming crossings at the ends of the road. This road has two schools and a nursery, yet the Council only […]


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