Senior gets creative at the Confetti Institute

Combining sleek and slim sightlines with enhanced thermal performance, Senior Architectural Systems’ SF52 aluminium curtain walling has helped to create the stylish façade of a new creative industries college in Nottingham. Created as part of Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Quarter... View Article

Centaur salutes contractors at inaugural awards

It was all aboard for the Centaur Technologies’ Annual General Meeting, which this year took place on the luxury Sunborn London Yacht Hotel. Moored at the Royal Victoria Docks, the 102-metre long vessel was also the spectacular setting for the... View Article

Firestone launches V-Gard AVCL

Firestone, the EPDM roofing system specialist, has launched V-Gard; a next generation air & vapour control layer (AVCL) system suitable for use as part of all Firestone warm roof build-ups. Developed to combine exceptional levels of vapour control with excellent... View Article

Royal Docks Charrette

A design charrette, organised by the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and The Royal Docks Team (RDT) in partnership with Newham Regeneration, has produced a series of proposals to inform the development of new connections in the Royal Docks, as the area’s transformation into... View Article

Managing compliant changing places

As NHS Trusts prepare to implement new funding to provide specialist accessible toilets – aka Changing Places – one company is reminding them of the need to ensure the facility delivers on its promise. The Department of Health & Social... View Article

Flexible, fascinating, and fitting

Jordan Perlman of Newground Architects explains that although a time-honoured material, brick has limitless possibilities for designers, illustrated by a recent mixed use scheme in London In the six years since our practice was founded, we have used brick in... View Article

Accessing improvements

The lack of access into commercial and public buildings is still a key issue affecting disabled people in the UK. Christian King of Kee Systems looks at the current regulations and explores how premises should be built or upgraded to... View Article

Future-proofing bathroom design

Robin Tuffley of Closomat explains how whether you are designing a bathroom for a domestic, multi-user or commercial environment, there is one overriding consideration to bear in mind: a proactive approach to suitability for all It doesn’t matter what words... View Article

What sustainability looks like

Peter Sotherton of Teknos GBI discusses the development of more sustainable exterior paints and coatings, and how they can help client organisations ensure they are acting responsibly when it comes to the environment Paints and finishes are an important part... View Article

The devil’s in the detailing

Alex Patrick-Smith of Ketley Brick discusses the performance considerations that need to be borne in mind when choosing increasingly popular textured brickwork facades Brick, which has of course been a major part of the British built environment for thousands of... View Article

Ask the Architect – Joe Morris

Joe Morris heads up his practice, but knows that collaboration is the way to good architecture. He answers ADF’s questions Why did you become an architect? My journey to architecture was relatively casual, without a clearly defined goal, but one... View Article

CDW celebrates turning 10

This year sees Clerkenwell Design Week celebrate its 10th edition, showcasing a host of the industry’s best in London’s key hub for design and architecture From new designs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Established & Sons to Fritz Hansen’s... View Article

Vertical integration

Architype’s Eco Business Centre brings flexible shared workspace to eco-town North West Bicester, in what ended up being the UK’s first non-residential Passivhaus Plus accredited building. Sébastien Reed reports There are 6,000 new ‘true’ zero-carbon homes planned for North West... View Article

Millboard London Design Hub to open in Clerkenwell

Premium decking manufacturer Millboard is to open an exciting new design centre on Clerkenwell’s Goswell Road. The luxury outdoor flooring business will be opening its doors on Tuesday 21st May. The Millboard London Design Hub will display the company’s leading-edge... View Article