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Material solutions to contemporary challenges at Materials 2017

The new conference and exhibition, Materials 2017, made its debut at the ILEC Conference Centre, Earls Court, London last week, bringing together architects, specifiers, manufacturers, and suppliers from across the building materials sector. “The significance of materials is frequently overlooked by... View Article

‘The workshop of dreams’ goes to Interzum

The American Hardwood Export Council will showcase its innovative approach to hardwood communications at the Cologne fair through three initiatives: The Workshop of Dreams, four unique design pieces created with underused hardwood species; The Smile, the most ambitious CLT structure ever made; and... 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

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

It’s all about the surface in 2017

The Surface Design Show – claimed to be the only UK event focusing solely on interior and exterior surfaces – returns to London on 7 – 9 February. From hand-carved stone to the latest technological advances in architectural lighting, designers... View Article

Wood by William Hall, coming March 2017

Building on the earlier bestselling titles, Concrete and Brick, Wood is authored by graphic designer William Hall. It features an introductory essay by writer and naturalist Richard Mabey who explores the symbiotic relationship between building and trees. Ultimately, with its... View Article

Top quality timber windows and doors

Westbury Windows & Joinery has established a reputation for manufacturing top quality timber windows and doors with design, durability and sustainability in mind. They use engineered Accoya not just for its environmental credentials but also because of its supreme durability... View Article

Sky Central opens in west London

A new flagship building for broadcasting giant Sky has opened in Osterley, west London. Sky Central, a three-storey, 37,700 m² structure, will house 3,500 Sky employees and be the centrepiece of the company’s headquarters. The building, set to achieve BREEAM... View Article

Tackling staircase challenges

Nick Bligh of JELD-WEN discusses how involving manufacturers at the early planning stages of a project can make all the difference in ensuring a smooth delivery of a structurally sound staircase. Stairs can be viewed as a complicated element of... View Article
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