Secure. Quality. Greener.

wedi is already well known for its innovative solutions for showers and bathrooms but perhaps it is less known that wedi is a certified EcoProfit operation for almost 15 years. The brand’s responsibility to people and the environment is second... View Article

The lengths we go to…

Building services design has gone to exceptional lengths to help achieve a high-end finish to a major hotel development- over 50m in this particular case. The length is that of the bulkhead in the reception area for the new 210... View Article

Renewed sense of purpose

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Arup believes that its redevelopment of the workplace it designed in the 1990s in West London, including a refurbished facade, will save 40,000 tonnes of carbon compared with a new build approach. ADF’s Tom Boddy reports Situated... View Article

Building innovation

George Spreckley from the Brick Development Association reviews the projects shortlisted for the innovation category in this year’s Brick Awards The Brick Development Association was excited to once again host the Brick Awards after a busy but disrupted two years... View Article

Hidden in plain sight

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A new private residence overlooking a valley in the Czech Republic offers a seamless blend of expansive sight lines and privacy, but also a design that subtly disguises itself in its hilly site. Jack Wooler spoke to... View Article

A grand return

LISTEN HERE 🔊 What’s been called the UK’s biggest festival of construction, London Build, returns in style to Olympia London’s Grand Hall for a live experience on 17 and 18 November focusing on key issues such as diversity Much more... View Article

Ask the Architect: Rory Bergin

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Rory Bergin, a regular contributor to ADF, is an architect and offsite specialist who set up and runs the Sustainable Futures team at HTA Design. He leads a specialist team of architects and engineers analysing building performance,... View Article

Natural enhancements

Victoria Brocklesby at Origin shares insights on simple as well as more creative ways to maximise natural light in residential properties Natural light in a home has all kinds of benefits, including improving health and wellbeing, alongside performing the practical... View Article

Improving the air quality in schools with the Vortice Vario

Classrooms in England have come under the spotlight from the Department for Education (DfE) who are spending around £25m providing better ventilation for classrooms, including providing state schools with CO2 sensors. Research has suggested that poor light levels, the wrong temperatures, humidity, air... View Article

Istanbul’s Apple Bagdat Caddesi opens

Located on the bustling Bagdat Caddesi in Istanbul, Apple Bagdat Caddesi seeks to create a green oasis of creativity in the heart of the city. One of the most iconic and lively shopping destinations in Istanbul, the tree-lined avenue attracts visitors from all over the world... View Article

Zero-carbon COP26 House opens its doors to the public

Public invited to Beyond Zero Homes building to see how a zero carbon, circular design can be achieved with materials and skills readily available today. COP26 House, which demonstrates how beautiful, affordable homes can help meet global climate change ambitions,... View Article

LAMILUX launch new website:

LISTEN HERE 🔊 LAMILUX U.K Ltd invite you to visit – the brand new website that’s visually clean and easy to navigate around. Four simple headings direct you to the ‘Rooflights’ ‘Smoke Ventilation’ ‘Access’ and ‘Passivhaus’ overview pages, each detailing... View Article