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On increasing NAIA's competitiveness

It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, ‘as pretty as an airport’.

― Douglas Adams, The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul…

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Sustainable, unobtainable - is it just too hard?

By Lorrin Windahl.

Sustainability is a minefield of myths and misconceptions. It is a complex world of factors that change from project to project, product to product. 366 more words

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Smart buildings, smart climate, smart acoustics – an evolution through design

By Andrew Parkin

In September I presented at the TABS expert meeting in Sweden. Below is a 17 minute video of the presentation.

In this presentation I looked at how the design of buildings has evolved over time and how this has affected the acoustics. 303 more words

Sustainable Cundall

Melin Tregwynt

When I visit wales, I am always fascinated by the weavers, particularly Melin Tregwynt (http://www.melintregwynt.co.uk/). They keep the idea of local and sustainable at their heart. 241 more words

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I have been really inspired by this project and the designers and examples we have been introduced to within the lectures. I have used resources outside of the lecture theatre to do more research into the initiatives discussed within the lectures. 537 more words

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Tencel weaving

I found out from (http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-tencel.htm) that Tencel is made by mixing plant fibres and a solvent which is then spun and created into a yarn which is more environmentally friendly in its creation and output than other fibres . 454 more words

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Topsy Turvy

We were given our new project and over the past week or so I have been researching in response to the title “Topsy Turvy.” I wanted to ensure that I incorporate more sustainable ideas and ways of working than I did in my last project. 417 more words

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