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article published in New Statesman

Zero-carbon homes: saving money as well as energy article published in New Statesman

14 February 2017

Dr Jo Patterson has had an article published in the New Statesman publication

25000 pencils

Cardiff University team create giant installation out of 25,000 pencils

8 February 2017

Staff and students from the Welsh School of Architecture showcase novel design structure in Barcelona

Building refurbishment at the Coal Exchange in Cardiff

Engagement through History – Cardiff Bay’s Coal Exchange

3 February 2017

Senior Lecturer Dr. Juliet Davis has contributed to media-based discussions around the significance and possible futures of Cardiff’s Coal and Shipping Exchange.

Llandaff Cathedral

Cathedral works

3 February 2017

Dr. Juliet Davis has joined the Parochial Church Council building fabric committee of Llandaff Cathedral, an important building in Wales constructed from the 12th century.

Children participating in STEM science experiment

STEM Ambassador information and training for staff and students

11 October 2016

Offering students and staff a chance to find out how becoming a STEM Ambassador can support you in engaging with young people in schools and broaden your engagement experience.

Save the date illustration

What's your Grangetown?

10 October 2016

An opportunity to meet Cardiff University’s Community Gateway team to find out more about our work in Grangetown.

Plastic Bags

English shoppers ditch the carrier bag

29 September 2016

Study shows significant change in attitudes and behaviours of shoppers since the introduction of English carrier bag charge.

Car exhaust

Breaking bad habits

28 April 2016

Individuals who have just moved house are significantly less likely to travel to work by car

Model illustration

Indonesia summer project

27 April 2016

Following the success of last year's project, 'PLAYSCAPE', we have sourced new opportunities to engage with communities and introduce fun and stimulating design interventions in both Bali, and Cipanas in Indonesia.

Illustration from the learning and teaching research pack

Introduction to Architecture Learning and Teaching Resource Packs

7 January 2016

BSc in Architectural Studies interns have developed Introduction to Architecture Learning and Teaching resources packs for the Welsh Baccalaureate and Key Stage 1.

Student demonstrating construction techniques to a local woman

Orkidstudio – Cameroon Kuk Project 2015

7 January 2016

The Kuk Project (formerly CAMAAY) took place in September 2015 with Undergraduate students from the Welsh School of Architecture and the School of Engineering.

Two women standing outside with holding buckets on their heads.

Orkidstudio – Zambia Design for Health project 2016

7 January 2016

This project considers the impact of good design on health and well being and will challenge students to grapple with issues facing health care provision in remote and deprived communities.

Concrete back yard

Green roofs for Pollinators

22 October 2015

School staff have supported Julian Rees of Pollen8 in his successful bid for funding, which will enable a number of green roofs to be planted in South Wales, providing safe habitat and forage for pollinators.

The team outside Grangetown Pavillion

Community Gateway – Grange Pavilion Project

22 October 2015

Community Gateway is working with Architecture and Business School students and community partners to explore a wide range of ideas for transforming the vacant Grange Gardens Bowls Pavilion into a community hub.

Community Gateway project

Community Gateway

10 October 2015

Community Gateway aims to develop long-term, equal and mutually beneficial partnerships between Cardiff University and Grangetown residents and those organisations which serve them.

Monopoly houses and hotels

Building with nature to make our cities greener

19 August 2015

‘Green infrastructure’ project aims to make urban areas more sustainable

Solcer House

‘Smart’ carbon positive energy house

16 July 2015

Energy efficient design means more energy for the national grid

Professor Phil Jones talking at the event.

College leads international energy event in Brussels

22 May 2015

Supported by the College’s EU team, the Energy Systems Research Institute has held a networking event in Brussels to encourage new links between academia and business.

A group site visit.

Energy Institute – South West and South Wales branch

10 January 2015

As a branch committee member Vicki Stevenson suggests and helps to organise events including presentations and site visits for professionals and students interested in energy.

Learning about sustainable architecture

Learning about sustainable architecture

8 September 2014

Global students visit University to study low carbon design