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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 […]

Visiting a Home Depot in the US recently, President Obama said “Energy Efficiency is sexy”. Clever use of buzz words to get his message to the American people (and us, thanks to the internet). Insulation is slightly erotic as it is a type of blanketing… if you find that sexy of course. This phrase will […]

The public can get a look at the new US Embassy to be built in Wandsworth London. It is at NLA (New London Architecture – a front for The Building Centre a Council and commercially sponsored educational body for building and DIY). Go to The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT, between Friday […]

Kieran Timberlake US architect has won a US competition to design the new US embassy in London, in Wandsworth. This is the first time an embassy has been built south of the river Thames, and locals in Wandsworth and somewhat bemused. The US embassy is moving from Grosvenor Square – a famous central London location […]

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 […]

Great piece in Scientific American about a plan to replace fossil fuels completely by 2030. Achievable with political will, if not capsized by vested interests of oil, coal, gas, car companies. I will add a proper article in our main web site when I get around to it (sense of urgency huh!) – and maybe […]

As a member of the UK’s Sustainable Development Committee I was alarmed when Mr Porritt left his leadership post this year. Now he has written a far-reaching and deep report on the state of play for sustainable economic development in the UK. This can be obtained from his blog and I have put in the […]

Poke about in other people’s homes for free. This is the weekend when you can ‘discover how great buildings shape our lives’. Whatever that means. “Transform, imagination, minds, capture, organisation, language, visionary, investment…” all the usual stuff in the blurbs they send out. Still interesting despite the best attempts to make it totally boring. Check […]

There is a complete failure of governmental and popular attempts to reduce carbon emissions – I mean, just look around, usage of all things is increasing, in our enviable consumer society, and world population is doubling over the next 30 years… Governments love to have conferences and write reports – telling other people what to […]

We visited the Serpentine last year – the Pavilion design is an annual challenge for architects and designers. The Frank Gehry design was fantastic, very open and stimulating, possibly as it is like a traditional park bandstand but exploded out. Our friends the great London band Nought played there on the opening night. See also: […]


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