Three colours white – Glazed brick facade for Banque de France

Highest security standards, but not a visual fortress. Naturally lit workspaces despite strictest building requirements. An aesthetically pleasing complex devoid of monotony. The objectives set by architects Jean-Paul Viguier et Associés (Paris) in the renovated and new buildings of the “Banque de France”... View Article

Ennead Architects Completes Denning House at Stanford University

Ennead Architects has completed Denning House, the new home for the Knight-Hennessy Scholars Program at Stanford University. Working with the University and the Denning Family, Ennead Design Partner Richard Olcott developed a design that supports the ambitious goals of the program, which brings together an international... View Article

New Country Manager joins Hydro Building Systems

As part of Hydro’s continuing growth within the UK, Olivier Vincent joins the company as Country Manager. Bringing with him over twenty years of experience within the fenestration industry, Olivier will be responsible for developing the market as well as... View Article

Black is the new black

It is interesting how design trends are quickly mirrored across the world. A few years’ ago, for example, lifestyle and interior design magazines were all about plain white walls, hard surfaces and minimal furniture. Today, heavier materials are being revitalised... View Article

Salice and Michael Farrell Furniture are the perfect partners

Salice UK are delighted to have teamed up with Michael Farrell Furniture, supplying their Eclipse pocket door system for installation within their kitchen ranges. Michael Farrell Furniture is a family business established in 1979 committed to the design, manufacture and... View Article

Mjøstårnet Becomes World’s Tallest Timber Building

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) has verified the completion of Mjøstårnet, a mixed-use building in Brumunddal, Norway that now holds the unique title of the “World’s Tallest Timber Building.” At 85.4 meters, it is also the third-tallest... View Article

Solid floor refurbishment research released

Kingspan Insulation has published a new white paper assessing how different floor insulation specifications can impact cost and floor-to-ceiling height in home refurbishments. The report is based on research from leading consultants — Currie & Brown. It shows that Kingspan... View Article

Blocks of colour

aLL Design took on a residential project in Docklands to not only add colour, character and sustainability for a mix of residents, but also to solve a spatial efficiency puzzle for the client, as James Parker discovers The practice founded... View Article

The gentle art of conservation

A historic Hong Kong police compound and prison have been restored and developed into a new centre for heritage and arts, in the largest heritage project the area has seen. Gary Sparrow from Purcell explains to Jack Wooler how the... View Article

Armourcoat on the menu for new Centre Point restaurant

Surface finish specialists Armourcoat have been specified throughout the VIVI restaurant, a new 1960’s inspired eatery opening in the Centre Point Building in London’s West End. VIVI promises to deliver traditional British food with an innovative twist. VIVI’s 290-cover dining... View Article

Introducing Königstone: Feel at home

Taking its name from the German word for “king”, Königstone was created in 2005 with the aim of providing quartz products of the highest quality for use as surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms. The brand was started by two business partners, who currently... View Article

Harvey Maria launches Master Craftsman Series

Harvey Maria has launched a new collection of ultra-authentic wood effects. The new Master Craftsman Series – also known as ‘the MSeries’ – includes four distinct collections of oak and wood plank designs, each with an incredibly realistic fine wood... View Article

Double success for SE Controls apprentices

Two apprentices at Lichfield based smoke control environmental ventilation and façade engineering specialist, SE Controls, have become the first to complete the company’s engineering apprenticeship programme, after four years of combined theoretical study and practical experience. Bradley Stansbie, aged 21... View Article