An education in multitasking and innovation

The iconic 8,500 square metre former Herman Miller factory on the banks of the Kennet and Avon Canal in Bath has been transformed into a new School of Art and Design for Bath Spa University with the help of some... View Article

New design: Free hanging Solo in textile

Ecophon’s free-hanging sound absorber, Solo, has a new design with an exclusive textile fabric cover. Ecophon now offers a full range of high quality acoustic solutions; including both textile and standard free hanging units. By adding texture and colour, Solo... View Article

Northcot reigns ‘Supreme’ at the Brick Awards

Independent brick manufacturer Northcot Brick is celebrating a hat trick of wins at the prestigious Brick Development Association’s (BDA) Brick Awards. The company scooped the ‘Supreme Award’ for the Dorothy Garrod Building at Newnham College, Cambridge, using a bespoke Newnham... View Article

Luceco lights Tile Cross Academy

Luceco has recently provided LED energy saving lighting for Tile Cross Academy’s new facilities. Tile Cross Academy is part of the Washwood Heath Multi Academies’ Trust (WHMAT), a family of 7 schools, 3 Secondary and 4 Primary, serving the city... View Article

Norbord’s animated about SterlingOSB Zero

Norbord, the leading manufacturer of engineered wood-based panel products for the construction and architectural industry, has developed produced an educational video on the continuous line production process of SterlingOSB Zero. Beginning with timber logs, the video depicts how this raw... View Article

Introducing Frammenti

The latest collection to join CTD Architectural’s growing portfolio of terrazzo-effect tiles, Frammenti offers a truly contemporary twist on the traditional patterned design. Reflecting its roots as a handmade product, the new range of wall and floor porcelain tile designs... View Article

British engineering helps deliver European healthcare first

The most advanced clinical healthcare simulation centre in Europe is assured of a healthy environment for its occupants despite planning constraints and almost half of the building being below ground. The award-winning(*) Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) has... View Article

A revolutionary downlight

Lumi-Plugin is a revolutionary downlight that combines LED lighting with various plugins such as emergency lighting, concealed sprinkler systems, smoke alarms, heat alarms, CO alarms and PIR sensors. This unique product is designed to not only save lives but simplify... View Article

Decorative casings – bright solutions for education

Without column casings and interior wall lining solutions, many schools, colleges and universities would be considerably less attractive and engaging learning environments, but as they are usually required to integrate with a building’s interior or exterior design, they can’t be... View Article

Looking towards a Net-Zero future

This March, Kingspan Insulation invites you to a free seminar series with top industry experts discussing how our built environment is changing in response to the climate crisis and exploring the long-term financial returns that developers can achieve by investing... View Article

What’s possible with Marley Alutec Evoke?

We wanted to give you a quick overview of some innovative applications from the past couple of years. Modernist, award winning ‘Rock Lobster’ project on the Scottish coast Methodist Chapel renovation & self-build in Kent Sweeping curves of Magnolia House... View Article

Automatic for the people

Listen here. Ken Price of the Automatic Door Suppliers Association looks at how access control is fast becoming part of a bigger ‘automatic solution’ – linking access control with automatic doors for improved safety, security and smart facilities management You... View Article

Kingspan TEK gets sporty at new pavilion

The Kingspan TEK Building System of structural insulated panels (SIPs) has provided the bespoke, thermally efficient shell for a minimalist pavilion at Eton College’s Willowbrook Outdoor Sports Centre. The stunning single-storey building, designed by Lewandowski Architects, sits at the centre... View Article

The wellness factor

Sophie Weston at Geberit explains the role that architects and designers can play in improving wellbeing, by helping create a sensory ‘sanctuary’ in the bathroom Wellbeing. We all know what it is – but just how many of us truly... View Article

Sustainable surfaces

Listen here. Permeable external surfaces provide the starting point for sustainable surface water drainage (also known as SuDS), but concrete block permeable paving offers far more than flood prevention, explains Chris Hodson of Interpave It’s over three years since the... View Article