Magazine Archive

Latest Issue : January 2017

The January 2017 edition of ADF features two in-depth case studies:

  • HEALTHCARE DESIGN & BUILD
    Transforming mental health care
    Architects PM Devereux were set the daunting challenge of reinventing an old hospital to provide facilities for the 21st century while also helping break down the stigma of mental illness. Jess Unwin finds out if they succeeded

  • SPORTS & LEISURE FACILITIES
    A shining future on the Clyde
    Scotland’s dockyards may have all but vanished but a distinctive new leisure centre in Clydebank reflects the area’s heritage to ensure it won’t be lost, writes Steve Menary

    As well as all our regular ‘product round-up’ sections and this issue will take a more detailed look at:

  • STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS: ROOFING
    Natural routes to restoration
    Two case studies in Wales and central London have recently seen the use of natural slate roofing to provide the right result for their respective renovation needs

  • EXTERNAL ENVELOPE: EXTERNAL WALL FINISHES
    Checking out at the library
    The University of Birmingham’s new library is wrapped in cladding that tops traditional systems. Brian Newell of Shackerley looks beyond the aesthetics

  • HEATING, VENTILATION & AIR CONDITIONING: RENEWABLE HEATING
    Designing out noise
    Building acoustics can affect building users’ health and productivity, so controlling noise from HVAC systems is key, says Graham Laws

  • INTERIORS: STAIRS & BALUSTRADES
    Stairways to design efficiency
    Phil Waind of Waind Gohil + Potter Architects describes how the firm has developed a ‘design for manufacture’ approach to optimise the creation of staircases as a key element of buildings for users

This issue also includes show previews for Architect@Work and Surface Design Show.

Your feedback on the content of ADF would be enormously helpful as we strive to make the publication a more topical read. Should you have any ideas or suggestions for the future editions then please email anthony(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)netmagmedia.eu