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Latest Issue : Dec 2017

Welcome to the December digital issue of ADF magazine

Featured on this issue’s cover is Wasl Tower, designed by UNStudio as a new kind of high-rise for the city of Dubai, photo © Plompmozes. More on page 18.

In the first of this issue’s project reports, James Parker reports on the Energy Academy Europe, Netherlands that has brought two universities together embodying sustainable design and helping the country move towards a renewables-led future. Architect: Broekbakema (Aldo Vos, Sander Veenstra, Steven Schulze), in collaboration with pvanb architecten – see page 31.

In the second project report, Stephen Cousins reports on Fucina restaurant, London where a bulging brick ceiling and bubbling, blackened steel walls are used to elevate diners’ experience, winning Andy Martin Architecture a major design award – see page 45.

On page 9, Bruce Bell of Facit Homes looks at how digital building creation can lead to architects recapturing their former territory as Master Builders, and on page 13 Tim Foster of Foster Wilson Architects reflects on how theatre design projects with placemaking at their core can catalyse regeneration. In this issue’s View Point, Nigel Ostime of Hawkins\Brown offers some thoughts on how to counter the ills of Design & Build using current procurement – see page 17.

This month’s features will explore green oak framing and offer some points of good practice (see page 51); examine a range of options when buying external doors while minimising costs (see page 55); look at the challenge of ensuring independent and safe living when it comes to kitchen design (see page 69); and delve into access control and smart systems (see page 71).

As always the magazine is packed with further news and opinions, products, projects and comment pieces. Your feedback on the content would be enormously helpful as we continue to improve our offer so that our publications meet your needs. Should you have any suggestions for future editions then please email aparker(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)