Work commences on 3 Glass Wharf by Darling Associates

Development will celebrate Bristol’s industrial heritage while raising the bar for office design. Construction has started on 3 Glass Wharf, a major new 111,600 sq.ft. office headquarters building in Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, designed by award winning architects, interior... View Article

Checking out at the library

The new library at the University of Birmingham is wrapped in cladding that offers an interesting new variation on granite in four different finishes. Brian Newell of Shackerley looks at the aesthetics and function. The University of Birmingham’s landmark Edgbaston... View Article

SFE FAÇADE2016 competition winners announced

Against a backdrop of a record number of entries from facade practices and partnerships located around the world, the winners of the 2016 Facade competition organised by the Society of Facade Engineering have been announced. The results were kept a... View Article

Window security – a clear solution

By Martin Oates – Commercial Director with SE Controls Window security is a key design requirement with all market leading systems tested to the PAS 24 standard to meet the demands of the Secure By Design (SBD) initiative and Building... 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

EeStairs unveils revolutionary new grooveEe glass balustrade system

International staircase and glass balustrade specialists, EeStairs – has launched grooveEe, an innovative new concrete balcony and glass balustrade system. Revolutionising the delivery of concrete balconies guarded by balustrades, the grooveEe system does not require metal fixings –resulting in unobstructed... 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

VELUX® Modular Skylights win Archiproducts Award

VELUX® has been selected as Best in Category – Building Shell – for its VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS). VMS products are designed in collaboration with Foster + Partners and with architects in mind. They offer innovative, modular and sustainable solutions... View Article

Foster + Partners: Work on ‘floating’ glass HQ gets underway

Work on a landmark office facility designed by Fosters + Partners has begun this week in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 39,000 m² building will be the new headquarters of Ferring Pharamceuticals A/S  and is located on the Danish capital’s waterfront in Kastrup near the Copenhagen... View Article

Trench heating by Gunning

Trench heating and tubular radiators: Trench heating Normally used in offices and large buildings trench heating is now becoming very popular in domestic projects. Its unobtrusive design used mainly behind full glazed walls is the perfect solution for keeping warm... View Article

Smarter glass

Russell Shipton, marketing manager, ESG, explains why smart glass has come of age and why it has clearly got a bright future. The past 20 years has seen a dramatic increase in the use of glass as both an external... View Article