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Latest Issue : July 2016


The July 2016 edition of ADF includes all our regular ‘product round-up’ sections and will take a more detailed look at:

  • Structural Elements: Timber & Joinery
    Using oak, with confidence
    Ed Hamilton of Oakmasters explores why green oak has a place in modern construction and addresses structural questions.
  • External Envelope: Balconies & External Balustrading
    Strategies for tackling vibration in free cantilever balconies
    With the growing demand for cantilevered balconies, architects and structural engineers need to ensure a structurally sound construction to provide safety and comfort. Chris Willet of Schöck examines the challenges they face.
  • Insulation
    Turn down the volume
    Adrian Pargeter of Kingspan Insulation describes how lower lambda insulation is the architect’s friend as more efficiency means less volume is needed to achieve compliance.
  • Landscaping & External Works: Swimming Pools & Spas
    Different strokes for different folks
    Swimming pool designs can successfully combine safety with creativity, but also need to be closely aligned to the requirements of users. Specialist pool industry association SPATA provides some design advice.

This issue also features two in-depth case studies:

  • The art of connection
    Norwegian architectural practice Snøhetta’s crinkly white extension to San Francisco Museum of Modern Art stands in stark contrast to the existing museum’s geometric form, but as Stephen Cousins discovers, there is more to this unusual architectural marriage than meets the eye.

  • Sitting comfortably in the Hart of the community
    GT+3 Architects is set to complete an ambitious project for a contemporary leisure centre which has to provide distinctive architecture but also blend with its parkland surrounding. Steve Menary explores further.

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)