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Tallest timber-framed structure in the world?

Posted on December 26, 2012 at 10:43 1 Comment

Waugh Thistleton Architects - winner of Green Apple Environment Award 2012 - have submitted plans for a cross-laminated timber framed building up to ten-storeys high. Surely this must be one of the most sustainable residential buildings in London? More here;

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Hackney-Urban-Design-Dialogue/139305326216757

Electric buses

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 8:18 0 Comments

A bus company in Coventry is the first in the UK to use a fast-charge all-electric bus;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18409830

I appreciate that London generally needs large buses - as opposed to this smaller one - but surely there's a role for smaller ones which operate as school, shuttle buses, dial-a-ride, etc?

It seems odd that if it is economically viable for a "small family business" in Coventry to run…

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