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energy efficient design

Angus Crowe of True North Architects believes that you definitely can afford an architect. In fact, you can't afford not to have one. The tropics might seem a world away from very cold climates, but these regions do share one trait - they both required good design in order to achieve a comfortable, healthy home. ... [Read more]

Chris Hays likes to think of Architecture as 'the mother art', encompassing sculpture, mathematics, engineering, anthropology, ecology and more. Above all though, Chris likes the fact that architecture can help people create a better life. Glazing - how much is too much and where can you put it? The value of design competitions for architects How ... [Read more]

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