Inspirational acoustics for motivational office design

A leading global manufacturer of innovative audio technology has opened a new UK HQ in Edinburgh. The company is recognised for its award-winning corporate culture and its new office interior reflects this ethos with facilities designed to generate a collaborative... View Article

CTBUH UK Presents: Smart Cities / Smart Buildings

Where: RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London When: January 31, 5:30p.m. – 8:30p.m The “City of the Future” will be designed to be sustainable and smart, socially responsive, self-learning, and community-driven. In light of the Council’s 50th anniversary, the CTBUH United... View Article

Timber tops the agenda for WoodFest Sheffield

WoodFest comes to Sheffield in February with a focus on health and wellbeing, low carbon, circular economy, building performance, offsite construction and modular design. The month-long event will feature wood in design and construction throughout Sheffield and Yorkshire. The programme includes... View Article

Polyflor Sport 67 scores at new Brinnington Sports Centre

Polyflor’s Sport 67 in Maple was the flooring of choice for GT3 Architects when completing the new £7m Brinnington Park Leisure Complex in Stockport. Developed through investment from Stockport Council the new centre, operated by Life Leisure is replacing the... View Article

Six stars with Nordic Brass

Gently curving, perforated Nordic Brass solar screens help to define the character of a key community building in Melbourne, Australia. They also enhance its sustainability, recognised by the highest, six-star ‘Greenstar’ rating. Designed by architects GroupGSA, the North Fitzroy Library... View Article

Nordic Blue Roofline

Ian Ritchie Architects’ ingenious project for the Royal Academy of Music in a particularly challenging historic London location is defined by its roofline of Nordic Blue copper, a material that the architects have been exploring for over a decade. Hidden... View Article

View Point – David de Sousa of AHR Architects

Britain is in the midst of a housing crisis; it’s an obvious fact, without an obvious solution. In the 2017 budget, the Government set a target of delivering 300,000 new homes per year by 2020. While there has been an... View Article

Colour your space

Boss Design has launched a striking colour palette of painted frame options for its extensive range of commercial furniture. Offering endless design permutations, a choice of eight colours may be applied to the underframes, tables, legs, and arms of most... View Article

Osmo excels at Oxford

When Brasenose College extended its student library into the old cloisters and required a hardwearing wood finish for the tops of the new desks, they turned to Osmo UK to provide a product that would protect and preserve the wooden... View Article

Kingspan TEK adds excitement to school dinners

Pupils at Filton Avenue Primary School are enjoying the benefits of offsite construction in their warm, vibrant new dining hall, erected in a matter of weeks using the Kingspan TEK Building System. Recent increases in the school’s intake meant that... View Article

Spiral staircase specification

Mike Edwards of Complete Stair Systems discusses the key factors in getting spiral staircase specification right for a property, from size to style Spiral staircases is a centuries old invention, but not only can they offer practicality and style in... View Article

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