Radical planning reforms set to be unveiled

A people-focused planning system where land will be zoned as ripe for development, or renewal, is to be unveiled later this week. Housing secretary Robert Jenrick wrote in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph his reforms would offer a faster and simpler system... View Article

Industry takes key step towards modern home building methods

Industry leaders have agreed a key step towards insuring and mortgaging new homes built using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), Housing Minister Christopher Pincher has announced. Warranty providers have signed a Memorandum of Understanding agreeing to take meaningful steps towards... View Article

Xi’an International Football Centre, China, in the works

The new Xi’an International Football Centre will be 60,000-seat stadium for national and international matches as well as domestic league games, youth training academies, entertainment performances and cultural events. The centre will be located in Xi’an’s Fengdong New District with its stations... View Article

Apple Central World opens in Bangkok

Apple Central World in Bangkok welcomed its first visitors. Located in one of the city’s iconic urban centers, the new store establishes a quiet sculptural presence at the heart of the bustling Central World Square on the intersection of Rama... View Article

Formica Group design competition: Winner Announced

European design students invited to enter the new Formica® Formations Design Competition – Winner Announced This year Formica Group, manufacturer of interior surfacing solutions and the original inventor of Formica® laminate, launched an exciting pan-European furniture design competition. They called... View Article

Climate control

A new Canadian engineering faculty building will research and develop solutions for clean power innovation, as part of the Government’s response to climate change. ADF’s Sébastien Reed speaks to its architect Venelin Kokalov about a project that uses glazing to... View Article

Bradite floors the competition

A warehouse floor in Barnsley was transformed using Bradite’s new single pack water-based floor paint, DP9 Floor-It. The 1200 sq metre power floated, porous concrete floor had been penetrated with oil so required preparation for painting with Bradite’s TD39 Industrial... View Article