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Copper for the Crick

The prestigious Francis Crick Institute research facility in London has incorporated Allgood’s Contego range of antimicrobial ironmongery in its laboratory and visitor areas. The Francis Crick Institute is an ambitious collaboration of six founding research partners: the Medical Research Council,... View Article

Kawneer launches THE architects guide to aluminium in building

A new specification guide to its portfolio of architectural aluminium glazing systems has been published by Kawneer. THE architect’s guide to aluminium in building has been launched by leading UK manufacturer of designer glazing systems Kawneer. The ultimate specification guide... View Article

Neaco decking chosen for another landmark bridge

Neaco’s aluminium decking has been specified for another landmark bridge project at Bécon-les-Bruyères train station which forms part of the extensive redevelopment of the Zac des Bruyeres Courbevoie in Paris. The striking new footbridge is the key feature of first... View Article

Crittall proves popular at Poplar

Crittall steel windows provided the original fenestration in the art deco Poplar public baths when they were built in 1934 in London’s East End. And weather-tight, energy efficient Crittall products were the ideal replacement when the Grade II listed building... View Article

Panels a sound feature of refurbished airport building

Sheffield-based Panel Systems, a leading manufacturer of decorative and composite panels, has recently supplied aluminium faced Aluglaze panels in metallic silver for London City Airport’s Terminal Building refurbishment. Panel Systems manufactured 170m² of Aluglaze panels, which feature powder coated or... View Article

Hazlemere gets a First at Reading University with major refurb

Meeting complex briefs and exceeding expectations for three decades, Hazlemere is one of the region’s longest-serving, most highly respected suppliers of premium architectural aluminium. Over more than thirty years, the firm has developed an enviable reputation for its expertise in... View Article

A material world

Brendon Robins of Spatial Design Architects explores some of the recent trends when it comes to specifying key building materials for house designs There is a phrase ‘there is nothing new under the sun’ and it is true that major... View Article

Open the door to aluminium

Manying Siu of bi-folding door and lantern roof supplier Made For Trade discusses how the shift towards high quality aluminium home improvements will benefit renovators and homeowners ‘Don’t move, improve’ is a mantra that .couldn’t be more relevant today. Recent... View Article

VMZINC sponsors World Architecture Festival

The World Architecture Festival, which takes place at Arena Berlin from 16-18 November, will highlight more than 300 projects from 58 countries shortlisted for awards in 32 categories. Sponsored by VMZINC®, the UK has the largest number of projects with... View Article

Exhibition centre in Liverpool

With views across the River Mersey and the city’s UNESCO world heritage site, Exhibition Centre Liverpool is the newest addition to the existing Arena and Convention Centre (ACC) Liverpool, already home to the BT Convention Centre and Echo Arena. With... View Article

A bridge too far

Andrew Orriss of SIG360 discusses how thermal bridging has impacted the thermal performance of some new build homes and how the industry has been working to mitigate that risk. Andrew Orriss of SIG360 discusses how thermal bridging has impacted the... View Article

New architects’ brochure from Q-Railing

Q-railing presents a brand new architects’ brochure – Q-designs by Q-railing. It gives a complete overview of all the company’s designer balustrade systems – in total, around 20 glass railing systems, baluster railing systems and handrail systems. The chapters are... View Article

Science fiction and climate facts – the Met Office

A new sci-fi-inspired Met Office base in Devon is set to become an architectural landmark as well as a top destination for environmental scientists exploring how our climate works. Stephen Cousins reports from the scene. Devon’s reputation for cider and... View Article

Steeling the limelight – Four St Pancras Square

Part of the swathes of land being revived by the the King’s Cross regeneration, Four Pancras Square is a steel giant which conjures up memories of London’s industrial heartland. Steve Menary reports. Replicating rusty metal might not seem an obvious... View Article

Travelling light – Travel Centre, Lahti, Finland

Bus and rail shelters are rarely seen as works of art but the copper-clad shelter for a new road-rail intersection in Lahti, Finland, is something of a metal masterpiece. Michael Willoughby reports from the Land of the Midnight Sun. What... View Article
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