Material trends to follow in 2019

The world of architecture is changing more rapidly than ever before. The technologies used in architecture and the new approaches that are available have contributed to the fast advancements we are seeing today. The rapid pace of the industry also... View Article

Four reasons why 1BHK flats are a great investment

1BHK, which necessarily means one Bedroom, Hall and Kitchen are a very popular residential option in most parts of the world. In the last few decades, these housing options have boomed in popularity, and we want to know why! Following,... View Article

Top architectural design trends of 2018

As the year comes to a close and we move into 2019, it’s helpful to look back and reflect on the top architectural design trends of 2018. Which trends took hold? Which trend predictions fell flat? Here are some of... View Article

Tips for using scaffold towers safely

Putting up scaffolding is no easy task, especially when you consider any number of safety issues that can be presented from using scaffold towers for implementation. Get your project done safely and efficiently with these tips for using scaffold towers.... View Article

Ask the Architect: FaulknerBrowns Architects

Lee McLaughlin, partner at FaulknerBrowns Architects, answers ADF’s questions on what makes him tick, design approaches, and current and future issues What has been the most satisfying project you worked on? Our Hebburn Central project was particularly pleasing in many... View Article

Evolving modular design

Architect James Walsh gives his views on the merits of a component-based approach concept for modular buildings, which could shift them away from their former stigma As the move to modular construction gathers pace, what are the key design drivers... View Article

Top five things people look for in a holiday home

The holiday home industry is a competitive one, and one that requires research in order to thrive in. Finding out what your guests not only want but need is the best way to fathom how successful your property could be,... View Article

Galvanizing sustainability in construction

Andy Harrison of Wedge Group Galvanizing explores the key benefits galvanizing brings to sustainable construction, and highlights the growing number of techniques adopted by the galvanizing industry to further reduce the sector’s environmental impact Galvanizing has long been recognised as... View Article

Aluminium’s place in architecture – and human ecology

Architect Professor Michael Stacey looks at the case for aluminium, backed by ongoing research, on grounds of versatility, sustainability and durability As a light and versatile metal, aluminium has been serving humankind well since Humphry Davy identified it 200 years ago.... View Article

The challenges and pleasures of life in the Bronze Age

Architectural bronze has long been the choice for delivering a premier feel and finish to any building, but specifying it has always come with challenges. Warwick Penson of Bronze Architecture discusses the resurgence of this material and its uniquely distinctive... View Article

View Point – Nigel Ostime from Hawkins\Brown

Nigel Ostime of Hawkins\Brown Architects discusses how practices can research and adopt aspects of AI and automation, and thereby stay one step ahead of the robots About five years ago, two academics from Oxford, Carl Frey and Michael Osborne, produced... View Article

Practice Profile: gpad London

With origins in small residential projects, gpad London is a firm that has proved its mettle through steady growth and diversification. Sébastien Reed speaks to managing director Charles Bettes The silver lining of gpad london founder and current chair Christopher... View Article

Efficient evacuations – never leave a person behind

We’re all familiar with the fire safety drill, from regular practice runs at school all the way through to adult working life. An alarm is sounded, signalling the urgent evacuation of every person in the building – in an orderly fashion... View Article

View Point – Richard Harral of CABE

Richard Harral of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) says the lessons we need to learn from Dame Judith Hackitt’s post-Grenfell review must include a wider look at our society’s relationship with its buildings, and regulatory reform Attention has been... View Article

Roofing elements of designing to Passivhaus

As designing to the Passivhaus standard continues to grow in popularity, not only for residential builds but also increasingly for commercial constructions, architect Nicolas Tye shares insights on the specific considerations a Passivhaus-accredited roof requires Over the last few years,... View Article

Five reasons to sell your house

Selling a home can be frustrating, thrilling, depressing, exciting, terrible, and amazing. In other words, it’s a roller coaster ride. There are plenty of legitimate reasons to sell, though. Any significant life transition like this can be a bit daunting... View Article