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Rooftops of old British houses

Dezeen In Depth features the RIBA president's call for nationwide retrofit of Britain's housing

In this month's Dezeen In Depth newsletter RIBA president Muyiwa Oki argues it's crucial that whoever wins the upcoming general election prioritises fixing the UK's energy-inefficient housing.

The UK has among the oldest and least energy-efficient housing stock in the whole of Europe. With 80 per cent of the buildings that we'll use in 2050 already built today, we must prioritise bringing these up to scratch – and we need to start with housing.

Yet, this message doesn't seem to be getting through to our political leaders, contests Oki in this opinion piece for Dezeen.

Martellus Bennett riding a bike
"You're always a football player" to some people, say Bennett brothers

February's Dezeen in Depth also featured an interview with ex-NFL stars turned designers Michael and Martellus Bennett and a feature asking why architects aren't using stone as a building material.

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