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Building with Nature

Building with Nature

As spring comes round there is a newfound interest in nature, I have found. Nurseries are busier than usual with people looking for trees, plants and flowers to reconnect with nature after winter. People are yearning for more greenery in the home or at the office all year round, which just amplifies the fact that …

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Reduce your carbon footprint

How a green roof can help reduce your carbon footprint

by Gillian Holl Globally a new movement referred to as “flight-shaming” has taken shape. People around the world are coming together to ask the public (and especially business travellers) to opt for other modes of transportation (like rail). Flying contributes to over 2% of the  earth’s carbon emissions. Alternative eco-friendly ways of travelling in and …

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Sustainable building trends

Top sustainable building trends and the role architects should play

Conserving and protecting the earth’s natural resources is something absolutely every government, every industry and every consumer should take seriously. The building and construction industry (directly and indirectly) contributes to around 23% of the world’s carbon-dioxide emissions. Sustainable building should be a priority for the future of our homes, neighbourhoods and cities. Some parts of …

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Undercutting in Architecture

Industry Cannibalism: A Culture of undercutting in Architecture

We’re all familiar with the saying “The value of anything is what someone is willing to pay for it” and if you aren’t, unfortunately, it’s the underlying culture you the architect have inherited. I’d like to change your perception regarding this saying and pour the foundations for a new culture of valuing work by proposing …

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Celebrating Architecture…

Over the last few months there’s been much debate about the roles and transparency when it comes to females in the Built Environment. Initiatives such as the London’s Festival of Architecture Elephant Campaign, to Dezeen’s Move the needle campaigns, with a long list of practicing supporters pledging their commitment to transformation. On the other end …

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Veld Architects Blog Launch

Blog Launch

We are excited to announce that we are launching our own blog on the website! We needed a platform to share all the milestones, office news, construction updates and sometimes just a thought or two; with you, our audience. Without your support, we cannot realize our passion for creating your unique space and this is …

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