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  1. Culture

The right type: Design Museum celebrates Margaret Calvert’s work

On the M1, the rail network, roadworks, even the government website – the designer’s work is familiar to everyone in her transport signage

28 October 2020

  1. Products

More products to keep you virus-free when out and about

Specifiying in the Covid era: touch-free, socially-distancing products to keep coronavirus at bay in office, shop and other public spaces

28 October 2020

  1. Culture

David Adjaye: why I had to chart a different path to success

Sir David Adjaye, the first black Royal Gold Medallist, on what drives his practice, architecture for an age of pandemics, and why he doesn’t want to be considered a role model

27 October 2020

Editor's cut

Rudolf Schindler’s California Beach House for Philip M Lovell, photographed during construction in 1926, clearly shows its reinforced concrete structure

Modernist icon shot during construction

Emergency food banks have been a feature of the pandemic, but places that already existed to help food-insecure communities are best placed to target need. It’s a health issue that is always with us

How architects can facilitate a National Food Service

Our weekly catch-up on the architectural news: Tower-block architects face tougher qualifications; Grenfell inquiry latest; Jenrick’s demolition drive; Bjarke Ingels’ houseboat; Parliamentary decants; Foster bonus bonanza

Plus the latest on Jenrick, Ingels, Foster and MPs’ temporary home plans

It almost looks like a traditional home but Surman Weston’s house on the edge of London trips your senses with spirits of California, a noble barn and the ghost of suburbia

Steel exoskeleton allows visual gymnastics as form melts away

Concrete proved a critical choice for the main structure of this performing arts academy, both containing noise and reducing vibration from the dance studios

Acoustics were key to success at Peckam’s Mountview Academy


The Forbo linoleum brand contains no plastics and is made from 97 per cent natural raw materials

The Forbo brand is made from 97 per cent natural raw materials

Specialist carpet supplier's products have received DSDC accreditation for use in care settings and public buildings

Danfloor carpets receive DSDS accreditation for specialist settings

The firm's Signature and Spacia 36+ luxury vinyl tiles have been developed using slip resistance technology and an active antibacterial ingredient

Slip-resistant luxury vinyl tiles feature active antibacterial ingredient

When the sports hall at Ashington Academy in Northumberland needed a refresh, the existing Gerflor flooring was replaced with its updated equivalent

Specialist sports flooring re-specified at Northumberland school

Light Natural concrete creates a high-sheen industrial feel over three floors at a Wandsworth retrofit project

Light Natural concrete creates high-sheen style over three storeys

Doors and windows

Velux flat roof window system brings natural light to the Maber-designed office and warehouse space of the Nottinghamshire fabrics company

Velux flat roof system provides daylighting solution for fabrics firm

The new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel features curtain walling, window inserts and doors by Senior Architectural Systems

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel features curtain walling by Senior Architectural Systems

The timber windows and doors specialist has achieved the environmental gold standard of FSC® Chain of Custody certification

Timber windows and doors specialist achieves FSC Chain of Custody certification

Specifying a window walling system that already meets CWCT requirements means eliminating the risk of costly remedial work post-installation

Curtain walling and window screens that eliminate the risk of remedial work

Reynaers' new aluminium parallel-opening windows bring noise reduction, acoustic insulation and natural ventilation to residential buildings in urban environments

Reynaers' new aluminium window reduces noise ingress


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