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Latest Issue : May 2017

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The May 2017 edition of ADF features two in-depth case studies:

  • Cultural Buildings: A sculpture in straw
    James Parker reports on a new visitor centre in Denmark designed by architect Dorte Mandrup to provide a historic affinity with its protected coastal location, while also offering some strong new design statements of its own. See page 27…
  • Public Transport Facilities: A silver ray of regeneration in Abbey Wood
    In a quiet corner of south east London, a unique-looking new transport hub is set to transform rail travel and regenerate the area it serves, writes Ray Philpott. See page 33…

As well as all our regular ‘product round-up’ sections this issue will take a more detailed look at:

  • External Envelope: Bricks & Blocks
    Renewing the bond
    From the spiky Stirling Prize-winning Newport Gallery to sensitive restorations and new build schemes, architects continue to reinvent brick in their designs. Jason Hughes examines the trends. See page 49…
  • Interiors: Doors & Hinges
    Better safe than sorry
    Door closers may not define an interior design, but their clear impact on safety and aesthetics should convince architects to think twice before specifying them. See page 61…
  • Accessibility
    Delivering the fully accessible dream
    Alastair Stannah, managing director of Stannah Lifts looks at the development of accessible lifts over recent decades and options now available to specifiers. See page 71…
  • Landscaping & External Works: Exterior Coatings & Paintings
    Turning a greener shade
    James Parker spoke to Peter Howard of Dulux Trade to find out how the firm is attempting to get a clear message to specifiers to drive use of sustainable paint alternatives, and whether the industry is on board. See page 77…

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