Ask the Architect – Tiago Pereira

Tiago Pereira, partner at top five Danish practice Schmidt Hammer Lassen answers ADF’s questions; including on making the move to Copenhagen, and balancing a host of tasks in a busy design office Why did you become an architect? That’s a... View Article

Age-friendly – adaptable and ‘care ready’

Guidance billed as ‘a new bar for the design of future housing for an ageing population’ is reiterating the need for homes to be adaptable and ‘care ready’. One of the simplest means of ensuring that is met is by... View Article

Getting the balance right

Jon Sheaf of AluK discusses the considerations that must be taken into account when specifying curtain walling, alongside achieving the right aesthetic results Once a glazed facade has been chosen as part of your building envelope, the first stage in... View Article

Daylight and the human response RIBA-approved CPD

This seminar looks at the human response to daylight and the specification and installation of modular skylights to engineer and control daylight in buildings. It will help you to understand the following topics: Why daylight, and ventilation, is important to... View Article

Wolfgang Buttress wins River View design competition

An ‘architectural painting’ by award-winning artist Wolfgang Buttress has won the River View design competition to create a major new artwork next to the Thames. The City of London Corporation commissioned the London Festival of Architecture to run the competition... View Article

Exceptional air-tight door automation from Tormax

The new TORMAX Hermetic automatic sliding door system delivers a high quality, technologically advanced solution for any location that requires an air-tight entrance, including operating theatres, quarantine zones, laboratories and clean rooms in both research and industry. Delivering unique, all-round... View Article

Sounding out the benefits

Ed Peltor of Rockwool UK says that considerations of the benefits of insulation go well beyond thermal performance to acoustics and fire, when looking the whole building envelope It’s time to look for more from insulation than just thermal performance.... View Article

Making a solid decision

Andy Noble of CD (UK) looks at why architects should consider staying ahead of the curve by specifying solid surface facades for a highly contemporary look How do you create a contemporary and yet timelessly effective facade? From a wave-like... View Article

On a learning curve

With the new V&A museum plus a regenerated waterfront, Dundee was in dire need of a new station with the right presence. James Parker describes how the architects steered an evolving project that produced an unconventional concourse building topped by... View Article

Bluecrow help create Felix Warley

Bluecrow worked closely with Design LSM to create what is Felix Warley. Sally Williams, Associate Designer spoke about the design journey undertaken. “In 2018, we again had the pleasure of working with Stephen Li and Cliff Fox on their second... View Article

SWA specifications ensure a British supply chain

Britain’s long and well regarded engineering heritage continues to flourish across a number of sectors; and can be seen fully represented by the businesses, of different sizes, which belong to the Steel Window Association. The SWA membership undertakes a wide... View Article

EGGER partners with Material Lab

EGGER announced as Material Lab’s latest surfacing partner, offering the architect and design industry instant access to its extensive trend led collection. Based in the famous west end of London, Material Lab is one of the finest design resource studios... View Article

Back to bars in the bathroom

A hot topic in the news, is the ever-growing plastics debate which is now starting to focus on bathroom cosmetics and the unnecessary packaging; this week, shower gel is in the spotlight We constantly hear how we can avoid single-use plastic;... View Article