US ideas reflects on new Papworth Hospital

Anish Kapoor provides an inspiration for HOK’s new Papworth Hospital, as Steve Menary reports. Anish Kapoor’s Cloud Gate is a highly polished bean-shaped sculpture at the centre of AT&T Plaza at Millennium Park in Chicago. The sculpture by the Indian-born... View Article

Recycling space and structures to create new homes

Jess Unwin learns how clever and flexible design is helping to create much-needed modern rented apartments that integrate with existing communities. Canny architectural design should be able to help meet both the UK’s desperate need for more affordable homes and... View Article

Treating damp and water ingress in historic and listed buildings

The fundamental challenge when dealing with buildings of special architectural or historic interest is to maintain structural and aesthetic integrity, while remaining sympathetic in the product application and still achieving the desired effect. Toby Champion of Newton Waterproofing Systems reports.... View Article

Greenbuild Expo returns to Manchester Central

Greenbuild Expo returns to Manchester Central in November – running alongside a new event – Buildings & Energy Efficiency (BEE), which has been launched to offer built environment professionals access to all the latest products and solutions to create buildings... View Article

The Build Show is a must see on the trade calendar

As part of UK Construction Week, the largest construction trade event in the UK, the Build Show has been established as a must see on the trade calendar with an abundance of exhibitors signed up and a raft of prestigious... View Article

A giant leap forward

With the BBC due to demolish the corporation’s old Wales’ headquarters in Cardiff there will be few major examples of the architecture of renowned Welsh architect Sir Percy Thomas in the principality’s capital. One of those remnants is the Grade... View Article

Reed all about it

The University of East Anglia’s new Enterprise Centre makes large scale use of thatch as a carbon reduction measure, Mark Smulian reports. Ais one approaches the University of East Anglia’s new 3,400 square metres Enterprise Centre, its surface presents something... View Article

Choosing the right floor covering

With an increased focus on infection control and healthy living environments the Care Sector is faced with a number of opinions and options when it comes to choosing the right floor covering, as Danfloor reports. The use of carpets is... View Article

The human element

Many new build properties are being designed without integral chimneys, and what with the likes of the “Passive House” movement, one could easily argue the future of the fire/fireplace could well be limited. However that’s not the whole story, as... View Article

Securing access

Jonathan Burke, marketing manager of Abloy UK, discusses the options for architects looking to specify systems that offer easy access and egress while ensuring maximum security, and explains how electric locks can offer a compliant and energy efficient solution. When... View Article

Everybody’s going to UK Construction Week

Organised by Media 10, UK Construction Week will be held at the Birmingham NEC from 6 – 11 October (with the trade days from 6 – 8 October) UK Construction Week is the leading industry event for construction and building... View Article

3D printing shows its metal

Research into 3D printing using metal has produced the world’s first complex steel components and plans to print an entire steel bridge in mid air using automated robots. Stephen Cousins reports. The large scale application of 3D printing, or additive... View Article

Sleek new interchange design delivers the best of both worlds

A striking blend of modern architecture and heritage transport infrastructure makes Altrincham Interchange something of a destination in itself. Ray Philpott reports. Atruly integrated transport interchange where it’s possible to access several different modes of transport with minimal effort is... View Article

Crossrail’s family affair

London’s big, bold Crossrail project has given birth to a striking new family of surface railway stations in the western suburbs of the capital. Ray Philpott looks at the two busiest of them – Ealing Broadway and Hayes and Harlington... View Article

The magic of film

Continuing advances in window film technology mean that a range of difficult glazing challenges in the transport sector can be met effectively and cost-efficiently. Micky Calcott, managing director of specialists,The Window Film Company, reveals how. The world of transport utilises... View Article

An oasis on the motorway

Designed as a cathedral to food, the new Gloucester services on the southbound M5 are the complete opposite to big-brand motorway fuel stops. Could they revolutionise motorway services’ design? Alison Harmer investigates At a stunning rural location flanking the Cotswolds... View Article

Planes, trains, automobiles… and street furniture

With tight budget restrictions and a multitude of requirements to fulfil, transport sector architects and specifiers are faced with a difficult task when choosing the right street furniture. Nigel Kightley, sales director at CIS Street Furniture, spotlights three products vital... View Article

Future-proofing transport infrastucture with steel

As passenger numbers grow, specifying the right materials to future-proof stations and airports has never been more important. Andrew Jackson, director at SAS International, looks at how steel solutions meet the required design flexibility and aesthetic demand while providing long-term... View Article

Paving the way for a better passenger experience

Sally Binns, Marshalls’ rail expert, takes us on a journey to find out how good design and carefully selected materials can enhance the passenger experience from the station interface to the platform. Around 6.5 million passengers travel on Britain’s rail... View Article