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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

Architectural Copper Awards Winners Announced

The results of the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 have just been announced. The Maersk Tower research complex in Copenhagen, designed by C.F. Møller Architects and characterised by its grid of copper fins, was the outright winner. Two... View Article
proteus facade

Proteus cladding helps Goodhart spirit live on

The refurbished Goodhart Building for University College, Oxford, shortlisted in the AJ Retrofit Awards, has transitioned into the 21st century with the help of Proteus HR cladding panels. Whilst the spirit of the original 1960s building is still there, Freeland Rees... View Article

Joseph Walsh unveils Magnus Modus sculpture

Irish studio workshop Joseph Walsh Studio has unveiled its latest commission, a 7 metre tall sculpture made of multiple layers of laminated olive ash wood that will be joining the National Gallery of Ireland’s permanent collection. Magnus Modus, currently displayed... View Article
WWK Arena Augsburg

Zumtobel special luminaires for unique stadium façade

Zumtobel special luminaires for unique stadium façade More than eight years after the official opening of the stadium, the WWK Arena in Augsburg finally gets a new and impressive façade. For this purpose, Zumtobel has developed “light tubes”, a special... View Article

Hull’s C4DI gets innovative with Encasement

Hull’s landmark Centre for Digital Innovation (C4DI) is using ‘Polyma’ GRP column casings from Encasement to conceal external structural steelwork at the building, which forms the centrepiece of the 2017 European City of Culture’s £15 million @TheDock development. Designed by... View Article

Ellipse: Arquitectonica’s first Jersey City project

Named for its oval form, Ellipse stands apart from its contemporaries along the Jersey City waterfront with a distinctive elliptical shape and glass façade. Drawing inspiration from its idyllic location on the Hudson River, Arquitectonica designed the building to maximize... View Article

Sustained support for aluminium glazing systems

Mark Robinson of Sapa Group puts the case for aluminium as one of the most versatile as well as sustainable materials available to specifiers, explaining why the metal is increasingly featuring on the UK’s cutting-edge architectural projects. ‘Chain of custody’... View Article

Changeable weathering forecast

Ian Sutherland from Benchmark by Kingspan discusses how the use of corten steel can create a facade that will change over time to provide visual interest for years to come. Controlling the interaction between the natural world and the built... View Article

Comment: Metal gutters fit for the future

Carlton Jones of the Metal Gutter Manufacturers Association (MGMA) explains the improvements brought by a new standard for metal guttering in the context of climate change. Extreme weather is now an all-year-round likely occurrence in the UK, ranging from flash... View Article
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