View Point – James Potter, WG+P Architects

James Potter from WG+P Architects takes a look at how the process of identifying your practice’s USP as part of marketing can reveal some interesting truths I’ll start with a plug for some excellent IT consultants, called DP-IT. They have... View Article

Wellness at heart

Racheal Cadey of Edge Architecture + Design explains how The Crown Estate’s new head office in London became the first WELL Platinum certified workplace in Europe, by putting wellness principles at the heart of the design There is a growing... View Article

Where to find beautiful St. Tropez home decor

Want to know where to find stylish St. Tropez home decor worthy of your French Riviera postcode? Here are four of our favourite St. Tropez furniture stores. Saint Tropez has been a hub for creative talent since the 19th century,... View Article

Security in architecture: myth vs fact

When it comes to building design, security solutions such as doors, gates, and shutters can sometimes be treated as an afterthought. This is especially true if the architect is not sure how these solutions fit in with the overall design... View Article

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

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

Composite cladding solutions

Dr Amin Emami from 3A Composites looks at why aluminium composite materials are popular with architects for rainscreen cladding, and at the robustness of testing regimes in the UK post-Grenfell Aluminium composite panels (ACP) or alternatively aluminium composite material (ACM),... View Article

Building a resilient team for your construction business

The construction industry is becoming one of the fastest growing industries on the market due to the rapid increase in demand for construction services. As more projects call for qualified contractors – and the scope of the project becoming more... 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

Mainstreaming modular

Richard Hyams of astudio describes how architects can use modular offsite construction to deliver good quality housing schemes with rich community benefits The adoption of modular construction techniques is rapidly accelerating in the UK. Policymakers have realised the benefits of... View Article

Eight garden design ideas

You are looking for inspiration for your garden, or you want to do some landscaping in your patio? In this article we present eight design ideas to give a new look to your garden. Keep in mind that before starting... View Article

Material trends to follow in 2019

The world of architecture is changing more rapidly than ever before. The technologies used in architecture and the new approaches that are available have contributed to the fast advancements we are seeing today. The rapid pace of the industry also... View Article

Four reasons why 1BHK flats are a great investment

1BHK, which necessarily means one Bedroom, Hall and Kitchen are a very popular residential option in most parts of the world. In the last few decades, these housing options have boomed in popularity, and we want to know why! Following,... View Article

Top architectural design trends of 2018

As the year comes to a close and we move into 2019, it’s helpful to look back and reflect on the top architectural design trends of 2018. Which trends took hold? Which trend predictions fell flat? Here are some of... View Article

Tips for using scaffold towers safely

Putting up scaffolding is no easy task, especially when you consider any number of safety issues that can be presented from using scaffold towers for implementation. Get your project done safely and efficiently with these tips for using scaffold towers.... View Article

Ask the Architect: FaulknerBrowns Architects

Lee McLaughlin, partner at FaulknerBrowns Architects, answers ADF’s questions on what makes him tick, design approaches, and current and future issues What has been the most satisfying project you worked on? Our Hebburn Central project was particularly pleasing in many... View Article

Evolving modular design

Architect James Walsh gives his views on the merits of a component-based approach concept for modular buildings, which could shift them away from their former stigma As the move to modular construction gathers pace, what are the key design drivers... View Article

Top five things people look for in a holiday home

The holiday home industry is a competitive one, and one that requires research in order to thrive in. Finding out what your guests not only want but need is the best way to fathom how successful your property could be,... View Article