Aico form a partnership with Housing Quality Network

Aico are pleased to announce their recent partnership with Housing Quality Network (HQN), a best practice membership organisation, delivering high-quality advice, tailored support and training to housing associations and councils in the UK. Aico, the leader in home life safety,... View Article

Foster + Partners’ first office building in Russia opens

The RCC Headquarters in Ekaterinburg, designed by Foster + Partners, has officially opened. The practice’s first office building in Russia, the building reimagines the conventional cellular office to set new standards in quality, comfort and flexibility. The 15-storey building’s innovative modular office units... View Article

Cornerstone Housing utilises Aico’s Ei1000G SmartLINK Gateway

Cornerstone Housing, Exeter’s largest independent housing association, is a company that puts housing people first and focuses on quality homes and services. Cornerstone operates a rolling programme of Electrical Inspection Condition Reporting (EICR) and an Electrical Improvement Programme. As part... View Article

Why use a breathable paint?

Paint breathability measures how air and water vapour flows through its surface. Older properties were built using materials that were designed to promote this airflow. Using paint with a high level of breathability, with breathable building materials, avoids moisture being... View Article

Levelling up food retail

Forming a new landmark with a tiered, cantilevered roof garden, a fruit and veg market in Taiwan will revitalise the concept of selling local food in a natural environment. Winy Maas, founding partner at MVRDV, spoke to Jack Wooler about... View Article

The art & craft of conservation

LISTEN HERE 🔊 An Arts & Crafts Fire Station in North West London kept its original features in a sensitive residential conversion that saw architects Tate Harmer working adeptly within a strict conservation remit. James Parker reports Built in 1915,... View Article

Swiss movement

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A new addition to a prestigious lakeside wellness resort in the Swiss Alps produced a dynamic but discreet form, as part of a landscaped composition that gently enhances its setting. James Parker reports Sitting on the shores... View Article

Take an active approach to passive fire protection with Sika

Leading speciality chemical manufacturer Sika Limited is helping specifiers contain and control the spread of fire with its high-performance passive fire protection products for linear and penetration seals. Sika’s passive fire protection range has been specifically developed to restore the... View Article