Latest Issue : August 2016
The August 2016 edition of ADF includes all our regular ‘product round-up’ sections and will take a more detailed look at:
- Groundworks: Rainwater Harvesting
Storm-proof rainwater harvesting
Combining rainwater harvesting with Sustainable urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) can provide architects with an efficient, space-saving water management solution fit for the future. Kevin Reed of Graf UK explains how this can be achieved.
- External Envelope: Roof Glazing & Rooflights
Keeping on top of security risks
Security is always a hot topic, but with new tighter Building Regulations for windows it is at the top of the agenda for architects looking to specify rooflights as well as manufacturers. ADF reports.
- Interiors: Lighting & Electrical
Shedding light on innovation
Simon Shenton from lighting supplier Luceco describes how LED technology has permanently disrupted what was a stagnant market offering prescribed solutions for each sector, to provide the dominant solution for the future.
- Landscaping & External Works: Stonework
Cast stonework – an ideal solution for restoration projects
Conservation and architectural drivers are leading to an increased use of cast stone as a substitute for quarried stone. Simon Scott of Haddonstone compares the materials options for specifiers.
This issue also features two in-depth case studies:
Michael Willoughby ventures into Soho House’s new eatery to discover how its in-house design team worked against the clock to turn a former dance club into a cosy Art Deco retreat with a Jazz Age feel.
A model for a brighter sort of retirement living
A new and more socially-inclusive form of retirement living is being designed and built in High Wycombe, writes Steve Menary.
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