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Targeting Zero: Embodied and Whole Life Carbon Explained

Embodied and Whole Life Carbon will change the way buildings are designed, yet carbon emissions associated with the construction and life of...

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Le Corbusier: The Complete Buildings

In 2010, photographer Cemal Emden set out to document every building designed by the master architect Le Corbusier. Traveling through three...

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