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Fostering collaboration

Unifying technical data may be BIM’s most celebrated feature for some, but for Tim Checketts of Assa Abloy its major benefit is interdisciplinary collaboration. Digital technology has become instrumental to maximising productivity in the construction industry, but often the focus is... View Article

Lincoln architects continue to grow team with new additions

Growing architecture firm, LK2 Architects Ltd, has expanded its team with the addition of two new professionals, including an apprentice. Aimee Rasen joins the team as a Part I architectural assistant after completing her studies at Lincoln University. Having previously... View Article
Internationally acclaimed design studio, Vanderhurd, has expanded and refurbished its showroom in order to house an ever growing collection of bespoke rugs, carpets and textiles.

Vanderhurd expands and refurbishes studio space

Internationally acclaimed design studio, Vanderhurd, has expanded and refurbished its showroom in order to house an ever growing collection of bespoke rugs, carpets and textiles. Through the refurbishment, the showroom’s natural lighting has been vastly improved while its displays offer... View Article

Practice Profile – Wilson Associates

James Parker reports on an established and growing international practice which is renowned for its luxury interior architectural design. Wilson Associates, founded in 1971, now has a truly global reach with eight offices across six continents, its success built on... View Article

The 2017 Structural Awards shortlist announced

Adele’s stage, the Tate Modern Switch House, the new Design Museum and the British Airways i360 observation tower are just some of the schemes in the 2017 Structural Awards shortlist. A total of 43 entries selected from a pool of 119 projects... View Article

EU architects still flock to the UK

The Brexit uncertainty hasn’t stopped EU architects from applying to work in the UK, according to the Architects Register Board (ARB) annual report. The data, released at the end of July, revealed nearly half of all new admissions to the... View Article

When the smoke has cleared

Teodora Lyubomirova looks at the likely impact of the Grenfell Tower investigation on the building industry, and what it means for the future of refurbishment. If the Ronan Point explosion dealt the blow that transformed building codes in the early... View Article

Life of Walter Segal celebrated at book launch

The life of architect Walter Segal and, in particular, one of his most renowned pieces of work, were celebrated at a panel discus- sion held to coincide with the launch of a new book. Walters Way & Segal Close, written... View Article

Book offers fresh look at world’s most abundant material

‘Concrete’ is the latest addition to Phaidon’s architecture series, which says it is a “celebration of the world’s “most versa- tile and abundant building material.” Through a selection of concrete struc- tures, this book highlights the beauty of the material.... View Article

Lights go up on Margate’s Dreamland once again

One of Britain’s oldest theme parks has been given a new lease of life after years in disrepair. The cinema complex part of Margate’s 1920s amusement park in Kent received £1.89m backing from the Coastal Communities’ Fund and has been... View Article

Examining the effect of good interior design on patients

A new book, ‘Designing the Patient Room’, is claimed by its publishers Birkhauser to offer a “detailed insight into the future of inpatient care.” The author Sylvia Leydecker, who is director of German interior design practice 100% Interior, looks at... View Article

‘Lego’ building celebrates first birthday

The recently-redesigned School of Architecture at the University of Reading marked its first anniversary with an end of year public exhibition. Hawkins/Brown transformed the Grade II listed 1970s school – known as the ‘Lego’ building – creating an open-plan internal... View Article

Editor’s Comment – August

Feeling confident? If one is to believe “sentiment” surveys (and many do, as evidenced by the attention paid to the Purchasing Managers Index), then generally, architects are feeling a bit less confident than they were a couple of months ago. The... View Article

Manufacturing firm Cellecta opens new factory

Cellecta, one of the UK’s leading manufacturer of Acoustic & Thermal Insulation has officially opened its new 60,000ft2 manufacturing and distribution facility in Rochester, Kent. The Mayor and Mayoress of Medway, Councillor David and Mrs Denise Wildey, opened the facility... View Article

Material prices are soaring, says FMB

A third of small building firms say that soaring material prices are squeezing their margins and almost a quarter have had to pass these price increases onto consumers, according to the latest research by the Federation of Master Builders (FMB).... View Article

100 Houses 100 Years

100 Houses 100 Years by Twentieth Century Society Edited by Susannah Charlton and Elain Harwood 100 British houses celebrating the diverse domestic architecture of the last 100 Years. 100 Houses 100 Years is a fascinating insight into Britain’s built heritage, published in... View Article
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