Eltherington’s Corten facade steel appeal

Eltherington has reported a surge of interest in its Corten architectural metalwork solutions as building designers look for facades that offer aesthetic appeal, low maintenance and value for money. Facade finishes such as Eltherington’s weathered steel, commonly known as Corten,... View Article

Plan early for the finish

Richard Besant is Sales Director at Powdertech (Corby) Ltd, the architectural metal finishing company. Powdertech was established in 1988 and is a leading industry supplier. Over the next few months Richard will share his views on current metal finishing issues.... View Article

The grill from Ipanema – Anibal Building, Rio de Janeiro

The Anibal Building in Ipanema, Rio, is a low-rise office block that neatly reflects the Brazilian city’s flair for original and unusual building facades, as Ray Philpott discovers. Architects Bernardes Arquitetura faced some complex challenges when they set out to... View Article

Origamitecture – Val-de-Fontenay bank, Paris

The new office complex for bank Société Générale in Val-de-Fontenay, eastern Paris, resembles three folds in a giant sheet of paper ­– formed from over 200 km of reconstituted Japanese wood strips. Stephen Cousins investigates. Faced with the task of... View Article

The mother of invention: metal comes of age

Lee Davies from CA Group discusses what is claimed to be ground-breaking technology that enables metal buildings to compete with brick when it comes to fire protection. Over the past few years, demands on the construction industry have resulted in... View Article

ISG commences £32 million Central Square Cardiff office scheme

ISG has secured its second major contract with developer Rightacres at the prestigious Central Square development in Cardiff – winning a £32.5 million new build office scheme. The win further strengthens ISG’s presence at this city gateway location, adjacent to Cardiff Central... View Article

An industrial building within the environmental context

Anatolia Tiles, a warehouse and administration building designed by Iglo Architects in Izmir, Turkey draws attention with its architectural style that establishes a bond with its surroundings and its internal functions designed within the framework of employee comfort and productivity... View Article

Cambridge Blue

Richard Murphy Architects have created a new campus for Anglia Ruskin University, announced by a dramatic curved facade clad in tiered layers of Nordic Blue Living 3 pre-patinated copper from Aurubis. The phased development on the edge of a Cambridge conservation... View Article

Trivaus Garenne Campus, Clamart

The new sports hall in Clamart has benefitted from BEMO standing seam products to both roof and façade. The centre is designed around three separate areas, two internal and one external. The unique design, by architects Gaetan Le Penheul, demanded... View Article

European Copper in Architecture Awards launched

Entries are invited for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 – a celebration of contemporary architecture with copper and its alloys and an opportunity for architects to showcase their designs. The final deadline for receipt of entries is... View Article

Premium Italian ironmongery available from BJ Waller

Stunning designs from two of Italy’s best hardware brands – Fusital and Valli & Valli, both owned by Assa Abloy – are now available from architectural ironmonger BJ Waller. For architects and specifiers working on projects where style and luxury... View Article

Timber panels supplied to major new health centre

One of the UK’s leading panel manufacturers Panel Systems, has supplied timber faced insulated panels to the new £15m Eastwood Health centre in Glasgow. The panel manufacturer supplied over 140m2 of Aluminium insulated panels, which were clad with Siberian Larch... View Article

A shining future on the Clyde – Clydebank Leisure Centre

Scotland’s dockyards may have all but vanished but a distinctive new leisure centre in Clydebank reflects the area’s heritage to ensure it won’t be lost, writes Steve Menary. Shipbuilding has been a part of Scotland’s industrial heritage on the River... View Article