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Latest Issue : February 2017

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

  • HERITAGE & HISTORIC BUILDINGS
    Respecting the past
    OMA’s transformation of a former 13th century Venetian palazzo into a high-end department store shows how sensitive architectural interventions can successfully respect a multi-layered historic structure. Stephen Cousins reports

  • MULTI-OCCUPANCY BUILDINGS
    High ambitions
    The Beacon is set to be the world’s most sustainable residential tower. James Parker spoke to the project’s architect to hear how he is hoping to create a new model of luxury eco-living

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

  • STRUCTURAL: PRE-FABRICATED BUILDINGS
    An education in modular buildings
    Andy King of Wernick Buildings gives a lesson in how modular construction can delivering the extra space schools need for the future, without disruption

  • INTERIORS: BATHROOMS & WASHROOMS
    Specifying for high performance
    Vernon Charles of Prospec offers a route through the specification minefield for washroom surface materials and storage

  • SAFETY & SECURITY: ACCESS CONTROL
    Securely in control
    Electronic access control systems can enhance security by offering a centralised solution to building management. Systems manufacturer Paxton explains further

  • EXTERNAL ENVELOPE: GREEN ROOFS & LIVING WALLS
    Fifty shades of green
    Green roofs have proven benefits but care must be taken when choosing from the different types of systems available, says ZinCo director Fabian Kaiser

This issue also includes show previews for Ecobuild and k+b design London, as well as our annual Doors, Windows & Conservatories supplement.

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