Flotex offers Ashley Hicks design freedom

Globally-renowned interior designer, Ashley Hicks, has had his unique design ‘Specimen Marble’ digitally printed onto Forbo Flooring Systems’ Flotex flocked floor covering, for his new studio in Oxfordshire. Ashley Hicks is a globally-renowned interior designer known for his intricate patterns and... View Article

Rio receives title of world capital of architecture

Rio de Janeiro was chosen by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as the first world capital of architecture. The city, which was also the first to receive the title of world’s cultural heritage in the urban... View Article

Blue sky thinking on resilience

Mark Harris of Radmat Building Products explains why the UK needs to increase the uptake of blue roofs and make a major contribution to flood risk alleviation There is no quick fix for flood risks. Sustainable drainage strategies contribute to... View Article

Sky Force Balcony

Part of our Pro-Railing range of stainless steel handrail and balustrade components, Sky Force French balcony is the first practically invisible system on the market. No system can be mounted more quickly or easily thanks to its unrivalled ‘slide &... View Article

Changing places for invisible disability

Have you ever needed to ‘go’ when away from home, and not been able to easily find a toilet? Add to that feeling the fact that you need more space, or special equipment, or that you’ve had an accident because... View Article

Designers in Residence 2019: Cosmic

The Design Museum announces call for entries for the 2019 Designers in Residence programme, inviting designers and architects to respond to the theme COSMIC Recent alumni of the programme include Asif Khan, Giles Miller, Bethan Laura Wood, Yuri Suzuki and... View Article

Holistic design takes centre stage

Following on from a raft of recent research that makes a clear connection between the built environment and health and wellbeing, David Cook of Vent-Axia discusses the new Government White Paper on the crucial effect of building design Health and... View Article

Box office appeal

An interior design project in Bath took the boutique cinema concept up a notch, for a client looking to balance high end and universal appeal. Sébastien Reed spoke to the firm directing a dramatic makeover A recent addition to Bath’s... View Article

The Vision Trimline Collection

The Vision Trimline range is designed with the specific purpose of recreating the desire to use a fireplace as the central focal point of our living space. Launched in 2014 the luxury range of balanced and conventional flue gas fires... View Article

Working together for patients

The substantial new hospital north of Stockholm embodies collaboration – between the public and private sector, academia and healthcare, and two of Sweden’s leading architectural firms. James Parker reports Recently opened after a 12 year gestation in the north of... View Article

Versatility meets sustainability

Clean, classic, green, award-winning – what’s not to like about insulated render? Aliva UK’s Justin Price explains why it ticks all the boxes when it comes to modern facade design Given that more than a third of the heat in... View Article