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Garden City by Anna Yudina

A book about the benefits and necessity of integrating nature in the built environment has been published by Thames & Hudson. Featuring 70 projects from around the world, ‘Garden City’ by Anna Yudina looks at the increasingly inventive ways in... View Article

Happy landings with Bradite refreshed helipad

Air ambulance helicopters now have a distinctive new helipad at a Chelmsford hospital, thanks to a repainting job using Bradite products. Broomfield is the largest general hospital in this part of Essex and refurbishment work was needed on the helipad... View Article

Safeguarding structural timber against damp

Alex Massingham of RIW offers advice on the waterproofing strategies needed to help meet increasingly popular engineered timber buildings’ design lifespans Some of history’s most iconic structures – from Westminster’s Great Hall to the architecture of Venice – make extensive... View Article

Seal the voids, stop the fires

Chris Hall of Siderise highlights the critical importance of fire stops in tall buildings and the considerations that specifiers need to bear in mind. As tall buildings are set to continue to play a significant role in meeting our housing... View Article

Site Lines – The real value of human-centred design

‘Human-centred’ buildings offering users better technology or greater material comfort will always be the exception rather than the rule as they are costly and challenging. This is a perception Atkins is trying to counter, as Rebecca Wicks reports. The needs... View Article

Engineering the perfect floor

Russell Calder of Havwoods explains the benefits of engineered timber over solid timber for flooring The UK market offers both solid and engineered wood flooring, however in some areas where climates are harsher, only engineered products are sold by some... View Article

Thermally modified timber: standing the test of time

Architects wishing to create a natural, aesthetically pleasing appearance for the exterior of buildings continue to turn to timber for a solution that is both practical and sustainable. Timber has a life expectancy of decades, and there are undeniable environmental... View Article

View Point – Dr Andy Lewry of BRE Global

Dr Andy Lewry of BRE Global outlines his strategy for betterintegrated design and build processes that use modelling to address the ‘Performance Gap’. As we drive the performance of our building stock, it is becoming clear that one of the... View Article

A specifier’s guide to innovative rooflight design

We are in an era where architecture increasingly encompasses the importance of natural light on our health and wellbeing. Vision AGI are pleased to offer a RIBA approved, 45 minute interactive presentation, where we discuss the environmental and health benefits... View Article

Oak veneer creates classic look for Clarges

Leading commercial washroom manufacturer, Washroom Washroom, has created new washrooms which blend classic and contemporary style for a sophisticated office development in the heart of Mayfair. The striking new retail and office development at 7 Clarges Street has been led... View Article

Sto helps to keep things quiet for London library project

Libraries are noted for their quiet acoustics, and nowhere is this more true than a prominent London library which has just been refurbished with products supplied by Sto Ltd.  Sto’s StoSilent Distance A2 110 system has been installed throughout the Marcus Garvey Centre... View Article

Natural slate brings heritage feel to new garden village

When Crest Nicholson began planning its Chertsey regeneration site, it looked to create a neighbourhood with its own unique character, which harmonises perfectly with its surroundings. This led to CUPA PIZARRAS being specified to provide its high quality H18 tiles... View Article
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