Flexibility and agility

A new sports centre forms a key part of an ongoing masterplan at Oxford University’s iconic Iffley Road Sports Complex, where Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile. James Parker reports on a highly flexible space with an innovative glass floor... View Article

An open book

An adaptive reuse project in a former Netherlands train depot is being hailed as a sign of things to come for public libraries, with an open design that provides a lot more than just bookshelves. Jack Wooler reports Located in... View Article

Profile 22 windows transform citywide housing project

Profile 22 Fully Reversible Windows were specified in the refurbishment of 15 tower blocks in Bristol The legacy PVC-U windows, doors and curtain walling at 15 high and low-rise blocks owned by Bristol City Council at Eastville, Easton, Clifton, Redcliffe,... View Article

Lead8 Unveils Design for Major Shanghai ITC Development

Lead8, the international firm of Architects, Masterplanners, Interior and Graphic Designers, has unveiled its design for the high-profile Shanghai ITC mixed-use destination being developed by Sun Hung Kai Properties. The design firm is delivering the Retail Architecture, Retail Planning, Hotel,... View Article

BakerHicks design super power artwork structure at Heathrow

BakerHicks, the multi-disciplinary design and engineering company, has completed their part in the installation of a canopy of brightly coloured umbrellas which is currently on display at Heathrow Part of an initiative by the ADHD Foundation, the ‘Umbrella Project’ is... View Article

The Soak

Decorative specialists Armourcoat have provided the finishing touches to The Soak, a new bar and restaurant next to London’s Victoria Station with an all-day menu that is built around signature soaked flavours through fermenting, pickling, brining and steeping techniques. With... View Article

Underfloor Air Conditioning for Flax House, Belfast

Flax House is a five storey Victorian building with red brick, warehouse style construction, located on Adelaide Street in the Linen Quarter of Belfast.  Originally home to handkerchief manufacturer, McBride & Williams, the warehouse building was designed by Young &... View Article

Washroom Washroom: outside the cubicle thinking

Washroom Washroom has grown rapidly over the last two decades to become one of the UK’s leading providers of high specification toilet cubicles, shower cubicles, vanities, lockers and benching. Having successfully built on its philosophy of designing, manufacturing and installing... View Article

A-Hoy matey – is that secondary glazing we see?

The Historic Dockyard at Chatham in Kent, was one of the Royal Navy’s main facilities for four hundred years until it closed in 1984. Ownership was then transferred to the Chatham Historic Dockyard Trust to re purpose the site, opening... View Article

FutureBrand UXUS designs Experience Center for Shimano

International design studio FutureBrand UXUS has created the new Shimano Experience Centre in Valkenburg, Netherlands; a hub for fishing, cycling and rowing enthusiasts. This unique space combines the excitement of open-air sports with the latest virtual technology to create an... View Article

The quiet fun solution

The London Gunnnersbury Park Museum is a perfect example of how high-performance acoustic solutions can solve the problem of noise in public and leisure places. As design trends continue towards minimal furniture and hard surfaces, it becomes increasingly important to... View Article