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

Perfectly matched

A pedestrian traffic control system that complements automatic doors has been introduced by GEZE UK providing both safety and security.  PACE, Pedestrian Access Control Equipment is a range of speed lanes and turnstiles that offer an efficient control of pedestrians... View Article

Guiding the future of swimming pools

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Across Europe there has been a surge in the swimming pool sector. With many more people staying at home and foreign travel restricted both domestic and commercial pool manufacturers have seen a rise in new builds and... View Article

Emrys Architects Completes Two Former Craft Workshops

Emrys Architects have completely reworked two former craft workshops in Clerkenwell Green Conservation Area. Responding to heritage value, retained architectural features sit alongside sensitive interventions. Emrys Architects have completed two highly contextual restorations of 19th century buildings, for their client... View Article

What’s possible with Marley Alutec Evoke?

We wanted to give you a quick overview of some innovative applications from the past couple of years. Modernist, award winning ‘Rock Lobster’ project on the Scottish coast Methodist Chapel renovation & self-build in Kent Sweeping curves of Magnolia House... View Article

The Skinners’ School, Kent

Bell Phillips Architects have completed a major new extension to The Skinners’ School in Royal Tunbridge Wells – the first completed education building for the practice. Arranged over three floors, the 1,187 m² new building responds to expanding pupil numbers... View Article