Moxon Architects design modernist inspired highland hut

Culardoch Shieling, a mountain hut in Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, has been completed by Moxon Architects. Located at the foot of Culardoch, the remote new shieling (Scottish Gaelic term for hut) looks out across the expanse of the... View Article

Timber: rising to the challenges of urban construction

Metsä Wood explores the possibilities of using timber to help solve the housing crisis in our cities. Urbanisation is one of the most significant issues facing humanity today. By 2050, two thirds of the world’s population will live in cities.... View Article

Worlds greenest terminal launches at Oslo Airport

Designed by Oslo-based practice Nordic-Office of Architecture, the 115,000 sqm expansion to Oslo Airport sets new standards in sustainability. The competition-winning design, which uses snow as a coolant, has achieved the world’s first BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating for an airport... View Article

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