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ThroughoutMarch the public were invited to an interactive exhibition about London’s newest ‘village’ - E20 - and no doubt many of you will have taken the opportunity take a
closer look at this mammoth regeneration project first hand. Those who did will have witnessed the wide-open spaces, communal gardens and local amenities that have been interwoven into the site to bring a sense of ‘village-like’ community to this deprived area of east London. Although complete, we won’t know how successful this has been until the thousands of new homes have been occupied by their permanent residents next year, so in the meantime, we ask our panel of
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We discuss: Is it possible to put the ‘village’ back into London?
INDUSTRY NEWS 12
A look at the movers and shakers in the sector. DESIGNING OUT CRIME 14
Re-format’s Stephen Lampard reveals how a new,
free-to-use, virtual toolkit could transform the way we think about secure residential design.
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CONTRACTS & PROJECTS 18 We report on recently completed projects, providing a detailed insight into the products specified.
AMODERNMEWS 20 IanHogarth explains howworking on his own dream
project inspired himto explore howbuilding green can enhance the design of a project rather than restrict it.
47 LASTWORD Dr Shaun Fitzgerald questions the use of PassivHaus design in the UK and asks whether it could prove a hindrance to energy efficient design.
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experts if it is really possible to bring a taste of village life to the capital. And, as the PrimeMinister continues to
push his Big Society agenda, Re-Format’s Stephen Lampard reveals how good urban design can significantly reduce anti-social behaviour by encouraging a sense of mutual ownership and promoting passive policing. In association with Secured by Design, Re- format has spent the last 18-months developing a free-to-use virtual Toolkit to help those involved in the design of the built environment better understand secure street design. Following last autumn’s riots this is surely an area of urban design that the profession cannot afford to overlook. Also in this issue, Breathing Buildings
APRIL NEWS 4
A news update including a profile of the Pritzker Laureate,Wang Shu and key dates for your diary.
COMPETITIONS & TENDERS 9 The latest projects out to tender and an update on who’s won what competitions.
founder Dr Shaun Fitzgerald questions whether aspiring to Passivhaus standards is helping or hindering the drive towards more energy efficient building performance here in the UK. Actual performance and concerns over the energy gap of so-called ‘green’ buildings was a major talking point at this year’s Ecobuild event from where I have just returned. The event was more packed with innovations, legislative discussions and learning than ever before, so make sure you don’t miss our comprehensive review of the show in ourMay issue.
Rebecca Gibson, Editor
22WINDOWS & DOORS An update on the latest developments to enter the marketplace.
24 PROJECT SPOTLIGHT Ten pages dedicated to the exploration of three buildings truly worth celebrating.
34 KITCHENS & BATHROOMS Revolutionary worktops, elegant washroom solutions, glamorous bathroom suites and more.
37 PRODUCT INNOVATIONS A comprehensive product specification guide.
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