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Latest Issue : May 2018

Featured on this issue’s cover is The Musee d’arts de Nantes, photo © Hufton+Crow. The formerly aloof monument to ancient art has been opened, with a precise handling of light and form as the keys to a unifying Stanton Williams’ extension and refurbishment. See page 24.

In the second of this issues’ project reports, Bond Bryan Architectsdesigned a state of the art autopart manufacturing facility which allowed for impromptu expansion. See page 30.

This issue includes a show preview of Clerkenwell Design Week. Running from 22-24 May, east London’s design hub will reveal a new series of collaborations for its ninth edition. See page 35.

This issue’s edition of Ask the Architect talks to Rab C Bennetts, founding director of Bennetts Associates, an award-winning firm with a particular specialism in high-quality refurbishments in cultural, education and mixed-use projects. See page 10.

And in the Site Lines column, Ed Shearer from Arup reports on how a residential project has transformed Victorian gasholders in London to provide surprising luxury while embracing heritage. See page 12.

This month’s features will explore:

  • How bespoke brick making is undergoing a revival. See page 49.
  • How every interior needs a statement piece to set off each element of the environment. See page 58.
  • How an upgrade in handrailing systems can ensure that buildings comply with regulations around disabled access. See page 69.
  • Whether counting VOC levels may be a misleading measure for architects when selecting products with the least environmental concerns. See page 71.