UfAC for fabulous Benjamin Street new build

One Benjamin Street, situated directly opposite Farringdon Station on the corner of Turnmill Street, is a fabulous new build with mixed use accommodation comprising retail and commercial space as well as residential penthouse apartments. The prominent site, owned by The... View Article

Schlüter warms the floors of a unique housing project

An Essex-based project centring on the provision of a much-needed National Autistic Society (NAS) school has seen the installation of electric underfloor heating system Schlüter®-DITRA-HEAT-E-DUO into the 60 houses built to off-set its costs. At the centre of the project... View Article

Extra Safety for Extra Care

Extra safety has been incorporated into an extra care housing development for over 55s courtesy of GEZE UK. A natural smoke ventilation system which combines automated smoke and heat extraction has been installed into Lawson House – a new independent... View Article

Historic Yale buildings renovated with Crittall

Crittall steel windows have been specified for a major renovation and upgrade at the heart of Yale University’s New Haven Campus in Connecticut, USA. The Ivy League university’s former Hall of Graduate Studies is to become a new Center for... View Article

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