Ensuring access for all

LISTEN HERE 🔊 GEZE UK’s popular RIBA-approved CPD Removing Barriers to Access has been completely revised and updated and includes new visuals and updates to regulation all in GEZE’s new branding. The CPD looks at why door controls are needed,... View Article

Rocco Design Architects nears Completion on a Headquarters Tower

Construction is wrapping up at Rocco Design Architects’ (RDA) latest project, a 193.5-meter-tall headquarters building for Essence Financial Securities featuring triple- and septuple-height courtyards that rise through the floors. Located in Futian, the central business district of Shenzhen, the tower... View Article

The importance of fire door traceability

Fire doors play a critical role in passive fire protection, helping to save lives and protect property by buying time for firefighters to arrive in the event of a fire. But fire doors that are not properly specified, installed or... View Article

Security and safety with Steel Window Fittings

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Steel Window Association (SWA) member, Steel Window Fittings (SWF) specialises in providing quality, design-led fittings for steel window frames. A recent innovation to answer questions of aesthetics, security and longevity is a range of multipoint locking handles. The multipoint locking... View Article

Statement architecture

LISTEN HERE 🔊 An award-winning mixed-use project in Munich features 5 metre high LED lettering and an industrially-inspired design that reflects the site’s heritage. Jonathan Schuster, project leader at MVRDV, speaks to Jack Wooler WERK12 is a mixed-use office, culture and... View Article

Sustain and maintain

We would all agree that our awareness of sustainability for the future is advancing particularly amongst the younger generation of consumers. As the demand for a greener future arises and awareness grows within industry; design companies and architects are beginning... View Article

Taking full ownership

In a project that saw a return to the Master Builder approach, Tikari Works took the role of not only architect, but also developer and contractor on a CLT-framed residential scheme in Peckham – achieving a high quality result in... View Article

Slowest rise in construction output since February

The recovery in UK construction output has lost momentum since June, with slower growth seen in all three main categories of work, according to July PMI data compiled by IHS Markit and CIPS highlighted. Survey respondents reportedly often cited difficulties... View Article

Design for Hawkins\Brown’s Aston University Building Approved

Hawkins\Brown has been awarded planning approval by Birmingham City Council for a new 12,000 m² (GIA) university building for Aston University. The ten-storey building will create a new high-quality landmark as the University refreshes its central Birmingham campus with a significant... View Article

Light relief

LISTEN HERE 🔊 Heatherwick Studio’s first completed healthcare scheme is a new Maggie’s Centre that turns an unloved patch of city centre hospital estate into a landscape-festooned, lightweight timber refuge for cancer patients. James Parker reports. Heatherwick Studio’s first completed... View Article

Choosing the right heating for an office building

There is a lot to consider when it comes to office buildings. From the layout to the design and furniture, it’s important to get it right to attract potential renters or buyers. Not everyone considers heating appliances to be at... View Article

Critical path to success

LISTEN HERE 🔊 A new critical care hospital in south Wales has been designed by BDP for optimum efficiency to attract the best staff, while achieving an accelerated programme to meet the challenge of Covid. Adrian Hitchcock takes Jack Wooler... View Article