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Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets

Urban Front offer a RIBA certified CPD: Specifying Hardwood Timber Doorsets which has been updated for 2017 to include for changes in building regs and to include the more complicated fitting of timber doorsets into frameless glass and architectural glass.... View Article

Aluminium in the frame

As one of the most abundant metals on Earth and renowned for being endlessly recyclable, it’s easy to see why aluminium has become a popular and effective choice of building material. Aluminium windows and doors have also enjoyed a huge... View Article

Robotic collaboration in timber construction

Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled on the top two floors at the DFAB HOUSE... View Article
Nick Ling, Technical Design Lead at Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio’s Nick Ling to open conference

Technical Design Lead to explore the leading architectural practice’s dedication to artistic thinking, and how designers can incorporate materials and craftsmanship Materials for Architecture 2018 – the conference and exhibition dedicated to materials innovation for architecture and construction – is... View Article
Top row courtesy MaterialDriven (Silicastone by Alusid | BioMarble by Hannah Elisabeth Jones | Mycelium composite by Biohm). Bottom row courtesy Material Lab.

Get hands-on with the latest materials

Visitors to the second edition of Materials for Architecture are offered opportunities to interact with a range of innovative materials for surfaces, envelope and other architectural applications. The industry is fast-moving and new materials are emerging constantly. The annual London... View Article

Explore marvellous metals at Materials for Architecture 2018

Aluminium, copper, zinc, steel; a whole spectrum of metallic materials will be featured across Materials for Architecture 2018’s conference and exhibition. Looking at their use in structures, envelope, facades and finishes, the event seeks to bolster best practices, demystify problems,... View Article
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Winners of the 2017 Tile of Spain Awards

First prize in the Architecture category of the Tile of Spain Awards has been awarded to Bodega Mont-Ras by Jorge Vidal and Víctor Rahola. The project is characterised by the close connection between the construction of a winery and the... View Article

Smarter materials, smarter designs

In line with its ethos of innovation, Materials for Architecture 2018 will examine the possibilities of various cutting-edge and smart materials in architectural applications. A number of talks from industry-leading experts have been curated to provide the design professional with an... View Article
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