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Stretch Metal Ceiling Innovation

The Microsoft Innovation Centre in Mons Belgium is a further example of how Hunter Douglas Architectural Projects work with Architects and designers to help realise their vision. The three dimensional installation was based on a large abstract drawing that composed... View Article

Copper cladding helps rejuvenate Halifax Arts Centre

Halifax’s Grade II* listed Square Chapel Centre for Arts – once admired by John Wesley for its ‘utmost elegance’ – has undergone a £6.6 million extension and improvement programme using Proteus rainscreen panels and KME TECU materials. Proteus HR TECU... View Article
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Protecting cities against fire with advanced glazing

Daylight-flooded spaces command a premium from tenants, but in the densest urban areas – where buildings are very tightly packed – it can be difficult to achieve. Not least because of the need to protect against the spread of fire.... View Article
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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

Timber Frame is re-shaping the UK housebuilding industry

Recent developments in the housebuilding industry look set to stimulate the market for timber frame construction. Housebuilding has proved the most buoyant sector of the UK construction industry for the past five years, its rate of growth only recently being... View Article

New light facade with natural clay tiles

European Building Materials has launched Vidar, a clean and elegant lightweight cladding system using natural clay tiles. Fast and simple to install, this inexpensive system is completely recyclable and designed in accordance with Cradle to Cradle environmental principles. Designed in... View Article

Learning fast

Two of five new schools being provided for Aberdeenshire feature the extensive use of a hybrid glulam and CLT system providing a wide range of benefits for flexible learning environments. Eve Dennehy reports for ADF In April 2012 Aberdeenshire Council... View Article

Why the oldest window frame material is the modern choice

As the industry searches for new alternatives to PVCu, Tony Pell of The Wood Window alliance investigates the resurgence of timber window frames Architects appreciate the look and feel of high quality materials, but are naturally attracted to innovative ideas,... View Article

How to incorporate glass into your staircase

Glass continues to be a popular material within architectural and interior design. Glass staircases offer a stylish solution while increasing the presence of light creating the idea of a larger space. There are many ways glass can be incorporated into... View Article

Safeguarding structural timber against damp

Alex Massingham of RIW offers advice on the waterproofing strategies needed to help meet increasingly popular engineered timber buildings’ design lifespans Some of history’s most iconic structures – from Westminster’s Great Hall to the architecture of Venice – make extensive... View Article
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