Futurebuild teams up with GIGA to spotlight Mindful Materials

In an exclusive first for the UK built environment events sector, Futurebuild has announced a partnership with GIGA, a leading organisation driving greater accessibility of international building product certifications via cloud software. GIGA’s product Origin Material Hub places a spotlight... View Article

Shortlist announced for Brick Awards 2018

The 2018 Brick Awards beat its record number of entries this year with 332 projects entering the prestigious competition, across 15 categories. The Brick Awards showcases the very best examples of clay brick in the UK’s built environment. A 42-year... View Article

Bamboo pavilion uses innovative construction technique

Part of the Rencontres d’Arles festival, CONTEMPLATION is a hybrid initiative combining photography, architecture, and music. Photographs by Buddhist monk and thinker Matthieu Ricard are displayed in a setting especially conceived for the project: a unique 1,000 square metre pavilion made of bamboo.... View Article
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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

Powder coatings to feature at Materials for Architecture 2018

The world’s largest manufacturer of powder coatings for architectural applications announces sponsorship of Materials for Architecture 2018 AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has announced its sponsorship of Materials for Architecture, the conference and exhibition for architects and specifiers coming to London’s ILEC Centre... View Article

Materials for Architecture returns with innovation at its core

Following on from its 2017 debut, Materials for Architecture will return to the ILEC Conference Centre, London from 25-26 April 2018. Once again the event will combine a confer- ence programme, exhibition, CPD seminars, material galleries and evening reception. Innovation... View Article
Dr Michael Ramage, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Natural Material Innovation, University of Cambridge, will be giving a talk at Materials for Architecture 2018 entitled ‘Supertall timber: functional natural materials for high-rise structures’

Materials for Architecture conference agenda announced

The conference agenda for Materials for Architecture 2018 is set to highlight some of the most innovative themes of the built environment. A wealth of talks will examine topics ranging from super-tall timber structures, light as a material, bespoke fibreglass... View Article
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2017 Creativity in Concrete Award winner – ACME Architects

The 2017 winner of the British Precast Creativity in Concrete Award is ACME. ACME, acronym for ‘A Company Making Everything’, was established in London ten years ago, and has since expanded internationally. Working in the fields of urban planning, contemporary... View Article

Entry opens for the Natural Stone Awards 2018

Stone Federation Great Britain are delighted to announce that entry for the Natural Stone Awards 2018 is now open. The Natural Stone Awards is a biennial event set up by Stone Federation and has established itself as the most prestigious... View Article

Wood Awards 2017 announces winners

The winners of the annual Wood Awards have been announced at a ceremony held on the 21st November at Carpenters’ Hall in London hosted by Johanna Agerman Ross, Founder of Disegno magazine and Curator of Twentieth Century and Contemporary Furniture... View Article

Structural Concrete Alliance announces 2017 award shortlist

The Structural Concrete Alliance has shortlisted three projects for the 2017 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment, with the winner to be announced by former BBC Breakfast Host, Bill Turnbull, at the Concrete Society Awards Dinner to be... View Article

GGF looks forward to G17 awards

Being one of the main sponsors of the G Awards since it started, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has no fewer than 17 reasons to look forward to this year’s showpiece event. With 16 Members nominated as finalists and the... View Article

Brick Awards 2017: the winners revealed

The annual Brick Awards celebrated its 41st year on the evening of Thursday 9th November at the Hilton, Park Lane, London. 600 guests were welcomed by champagne reception before enjoying a 5* 3-course meal in preparation for the evening’s celebrations... View Article