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The Kingspan Kooltherm® range of products feature an advanced, slim profile and fibre–free insulation core with an outstanding thermal conductivity as low as 0.018 W/mK. The drive to reducing carbon emissions is an ever increasing narrative in the construction industry, using... View Article

MVRDV announces first project in South America

Signalling Uribe Schwarzkopf’s first project in Guayaquil, and MVRDV’s first scheme in South America, The Hills will add to the urban development of the city’s district of Santa Ana Port. Offering a new landmark for the city and located along... View Article

View Point: Alex Thomas

LISTEN HERE 🔊 As the gaps on our high streets grow, it’s time to future-proof them for the growing cohort of tech-enabled and eco-conscious customers by harnessing the potential of digital venues, says Alex Thomas from HKS Architects There is... View Article

Ask the Architect: Melanie Jacobsen Cox

LISTEN HERE 🔊 The new head of healthcare at HLM, Melanie Jacobsen Cox, answers ADF’s questions on what makes her tick What made you want to become an architect? I have construction in my blood through my grandfather and dad,... View Article

Smart steps to wellness

LISTEN HERE 🔊 SOM created the ‘smartest building in Chicago’ with a terraced form designed to bridge the gap between its historic low-rise and high-rise context. Its architect gives James Parker the lowdown on reaching high levels of workplace sustainability... View Article

Riding high

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A world-class multi-storey skate park has been constructed in Folkestone, Kent, a novel concrete form also designed to attract climbers and boxers, and which has quickly become a popular local landmark. Jack Wooler reports F51 is a... View Article

World-first architectural glass produced using biofuel

  Phil Brown, European regulatory marketing manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, part of the NSG Group, discusses how new milestones in sustainable manufacturing are creating more opportunities for architects to specify lower carbon materials to reduce the embodied carbon... View Article

Dawn of the STEAM age

A groundbreaking further education building in Bridgend, south Wales, integrates ‘art’ into the established STEM typology to make STEAM. It also combines a range of open workshop spaces alongside traditional classrooms, as James Parker discovered The concept of bringing together... View Article

Slotting into BREEAM excellence

103 Colmore Row in the heart of Birmingham’s business district is the city’s tallest office building, and “one of the cleanest and greenest”, achieving BREEAM Excellent. Built by BAM Construct UK, the 21,000+m² building uses 100% renewable energy for its... View Article

Wow factor washrooms for large-scale commercial settings

Petal’s Full height Line Ultra cubicles and solid surface vanity troughs formed part of an impressive Supply & Fit package for Blanchardstown Shopping Centre, helping to reposition the centre as a premier retail venue. Positive User Experience Washroom design in commercial settings forms... View Article

F. Ball’s System LVT range delivers grand design

Products from F. Ball and Co. Ltd.’s System LVT range, including the company’s fast-track, fibre-reinforced transitional adhesive, Styccobond F58 PLUS, have been used to install luxury vinyl tiles in an ambitious, modern self-build property in rural Cambridgeshire. Contractors from 4... View Article

Promat launches new fire-rated walk-on glass flooring system

Fire resistant glazing specialist Promat UK has developed SYSTEMGLAS® Stratum, a new load bearing walk on floor system designed to give architects greater creative scope when designing with integrated passive fire protection. SYSTEMGLAS® Stratum combines a structural glass floor with... View Article

Senior proves just the ticket for new rail station development

Senior Architectural Systems, the UK’s largest privately owned aluminium fenestration systems house, has played a key role in the transformation of Coventry’s rail station to create a welcoming entrance to the city. The £82 million redevelopment of Coventry’s rail station... View Article