Open-plan kitchens, by Simon Richmond

By Simon Richmond, managing director, Poggenpohl UK: The way we use the kitchen has changed dramatically. Once a purely practical room designed just for cooking, we now aspire to open-plan living with the kitchen, dining room and living space all... View Article

A destination in its own right

London Heathrow Airport’s new, wave-roofed Terminal 2 building – The Queen’s Terminal – opened for business this month. Ray Philpott looks at architect Luis Vidal’s vision for this high-profile icon of air travel Architect Luis Vidal says he wants London... View Article

Door hardware – Getting the basics right

Mike Kelly, director of architectural ironmongery at Häfele UK, explains how to get the basics right when specifying door hardware: When specifying door ironmongery there are five essential elements to consider: hanging, operating, closing, locking and protecting the door. For... View Article

Seeing light – differently

There are clear benefits to using LED lighting in exterior applications but it’s important to understand how LEDs differ from traditional light sources. Terry Dean, managing director of DW Windsor, explains In the last few years, LED light sources have... View Article

Standing the test of time

Richard Brown, category marketing manager at Wienerberger, explains how the versatility of clay, combined with its inherent properties, makes it an extremely viable and attractive choice for specifiers and architects Most know of the inherent solidity and security associated with the... View Article

Best Church Architecture Award open for entries

Nominations for the best new church buildings and for innovative church repair and conservation architecture are being sought for two prestigious architecture awards run by the National Churches Trust and the Ecclesiastical Architects and Surveyors Association. The Presidents’ Award New... View Article

Mick’s new role at Wilo UK

Pump manufacturer Wilo UK Ltd has announced the appointment of Mick Maddams as Key Account Manager for the southern region. Previously Mick worked within the building services-residential segment for Wilo UK and prior to that was a Contract Sales Manager... View Article

Benoy celebrates new London studio

Benoy, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, is pleased to announce the official opening of its new London studio at the Barber-Surgeons’ Hall, 1 Monkwell Square, in the City of London. The opening was celebrated with... View Article

Innovators converge on South Coast for Eco Technology Show

This month eco innovators from across the UK will converge on the South Coast for the annual Eco Technology Show, which demonstrates practical solutions to help businesses cut costs and reduce their impact on the environment through sustainable working practices... View Article

Football and Q-Railing, a great match

The countdown has ended! On 12th June 2014, the FIFA World Cup in Brazil started, with a stunning 25,000 metres of Q-railing balustrade systems at the following stadiums: ESTÁDIO DO MARACANÃ Rio de Janeiro 16,000 m Easy Glass® Slim, Easy... View Article

Devonshire Park plan moves ahead with new contractors

A trio of contractors have been appointed for the Devonshire Park development marking another step forward for the £35million pound project. The firm Faithful+Gould has been chosen to project manage the restoration of the Congress Theatre facade which involves installing... View Article

JCT Student Essay Competition winners announced

Angelica Salas, of the University of Wolverhampton, has been named the winner of the JCT Student Essay Competition 2014, with her essay, “What could be done to simplify construction? Applying Lean thinking and BIM in construction”. Runner-up prizes were awarded... View Article

Equitone fuses nature and nostalgia at Austrian festival hall

A fibre cement EQUITONE facade on The Festival Hall in Erl, Austria, has created an architectural fusion between the sites impressive mountainous setting and neighbouring historical building. The lightweight yet strong properties of the EQUITONE facade, which allow the creation... View Article