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Aluminium and sustainable cities – three exemplars

Specifying aluminium for windows, structure and cladding is an affordable way of creating durable architecture with performance benefits. Prof Michael Stacey reports. As part of the Towards Sustainable Cities (TSC) research programme, my practice Michael Stacey Architects, working with KieranTimberlake, architects... View Article

Exclusive blog: Turning awards into media coverage

Alex Blyth, Joint MD at PR and new business agency Red Setter reveals how thought leadership can push your practice to greater heights. This week’s CGarchitect Architectural 3D Awards saw some outstanding examples of the power of design. Amongst our favourite winners was Alexey Zakharov, who... View Article

Overcoming the challenges of sourcing reclaimed bricks

With growing demand for brick matching on period properties and strict guidelines for building within conservation areas, Jason Hughes of Imperial Bricks explores the issues presented by reclaimed bricks and which alternatives are available. The problems associated with reclaimed bricks... View Article

Adapta comments on air quality

The issue of air quality in premises which are intended for use as offices and general services, that is to say premises where no kind of industrial activity takes place, is an increasingly common one in the sphere of working... View Article

BRE Trust reports on latest built environment research

BRE Trust has published its annual review of some of the latest built environment research. Available online, the report outlines research projects and activities across areas ranging from infrastructure sustainability and resilience to occupant wellbeing and energy. Projects The BRE... View Article

Practice profile – Chapman Taylor

Norman Hayden calls on architect Chapman Taylor which has been on an international journey, starting at Scotland Yard. The Metropolitan Police headquarters at New Scotland Yard, central London is one of the most recognisable buildings in the country. With its... View Article

Site lines – Martin Townsend, BRE Global

Martin Townsend, director of sustainability at BRE Global, looks at the importance of building standards which reflect local needs across the globe, in order to share best practice and drive change. There is a rapidly growing appetite for rating methodologies... View Article

Calming the commute – Nille Juul-Sorenson from Arup

Nille Juul-Sorenson from Arup looks at how intelligent railway station design can help to make commuters’ lives easier. A  recent European survey conducted by Ford has revealed that the most stressful part of a working day is likely to occur first... View Article

Thermal Bridging – Help for Designers and SAP Assessors

There are significant advantages to architects and developers if they use thermal bridging details from product manufacturers. If these details are also accompanied with psi-values (the measure of energy loss through a thermal bridge), then SAP assessors should be required... View Article
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