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Latest Issue : Oct 2017

Welcome to the October digital issue of ADF (Architects’ Datafile). As depicted on the cover (photo © Ross Fraser McLean), in this issue Editor James Parker reports on the V&A Museum of Design in Dundee by Kengo Kuma & Associates. The new museum’s cutting-edge design combines bracing modernity with an organic feel, connecting the city back to its riverfront. For the full report see page 32.

In this issue’s second project report (page 41) , Stephen Cousins reports on Heatherwick Studio’s transformation of a historic Grain Silo building, in Cape Town harbour, into a contemporary art museum and hotel.

On page 10, Dr Andy Lewry of BRE Global outlines his strategy for better-integrated design and
build processes that use modelling to address the ‘Performance Gap’, while on page 20 Rebecca Wicks reports on how Atkins is trying to counter the perception that ‘human-centred’ buildings are costly and challenging. Show previews in this issue cover UK Construction Week (page 49) and the RCI Show (page 57).

Additional features see Wolfin discuss a solution to failing flat roofs (see page 59), Redland argues that the answer to rising compensation claims is solid expertise across the supply chain (see page 69), Loxone explores why architects should integrate smart home technologies into buildings (see page 79), Siderise highlights the critical importance of fire stops in tall buildings and the considerations that specifiers need to bear in mind (see page 9), and Townscape Products says increasing prevalence of perimeter security systems calls for their careful integration into the urban realm (see page 93).

As always the issue is also packed with further news and views, product promotions and comment pieces. Your feedback on the content of ADF would be enormously helpful as we strive to make the publication a more topical read. Should you have any ideas or suggestions for future editions then please email aparker(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)

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