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Posted By Sarah Rich On October 14, 2005 @ 10:03 pm In Architecture,Sustainable Building | No Comments
While we’re working to change the paradigm of urban planning and development, it is always helpful to consider the language we use to further our objectives. Feilden Clegg Bradley , an architecture firm in the UK, has categorized their recent redevelopment in Swindon as a “groundscraper,” a term that encapsulates the idea of focusing on the earth in building techniques.
The building is the home of Heelis , the central office of the UK’s largest conservation charity, The National Trust . The original structure was a 19th century building owned by Great Western Railways. It sits at the heart of Brunel’s Great Western Railway complex, in a rusting industrial landscape.
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URLs in this post:
 Feilden Clegg Bradley: http://www.feildenclegg.com/
 Heelis: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-trust/w-thecharity/w-news-projects-central_office.htm
 The National Trust: http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk
 Feilden Clegg Bradley: http://www.feildenclegg.com/framepage.asp
 Financial Times: http://news.ft.com/cms/s/e3b3c49a-3688-11da-bedc-00000e2511c8.html
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