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Close-up of graphite linen and gold leaf print with concrete, creating flower patterns

Concrete plans - Girli concrete for crafts and textiles

How would you describe concrete? Hard, grey, and masculine? Architect Ruth Morrow and Textile Designer Trish Belford have challenged such perceptions with their Girli concrete.
Expressive materials - design innovation with fibre reinforced polymer composites

Expressive materials - design innovation with fibre reinforced polymer composites

The potential of design innovation with fibre reinforced polymer composites was explored at an event held at The Building Centre in London, UK, on 4 December 2008.
Chicken

Feathering the nest - recycled chicken feathers as low-cost housing material

Low-cost housing is spreading its wings. Professional Menandro Acda from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, explores the use of recycled chicken feathers for building materials in tropical climates.
Tiled bathroom

Sustainable ceramics - tiles as the green option

The UK Tile Association is keen to remind customers that ceramics are high on the list of green options.
Liquified natural gas carrier Northwest Shearwater. Image courtesy of BP

Sustaining power - new gas supplies

UK gas prices have come down due to the substantial drop in oil prices and new supplies.

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