1. Culture

Flooding is here to stay: let's design for it

The UK's February storms make the Sea Change exhibition at Roca London Gallery all the more pertinent

18 February 2020

  1. Buildings

Hallé's new home makes a fitting entrance

Stephenson Studio has extended the Manchester-based orchestra’s church premises in brick and steel

18 February 2020

  1. Culture

We need to talk

The latest editorial panel meeting took place at MawsonKerr's office in Newcastle with a number of local early-career guests. We listen to what works and doesn't - contribute your thoughts too

17 February 2020

Editor's cut

A local archetype has been brilliantly manipulated into a truly original work of architecture

Living in the round, a local archetype brilliantly manipulated

Odeillo Solar Furnace, France, 1970, photographed by Alastair Philip Wiper in 2012

Word's biggest solar furnace lit by the energy it harnesses

Architect, teacher and writer active in the UK and USA who was still writing at the age of 97

Architect and academic whose career spanned 70 years

Shigeru Ban’s snaking timber gridshell for Swatch reflects the transparency, flexibility and fun of the watchmaker’s brand

Shigeru Ban keeps carbon at bay with timber gridshell roof

As climate change takes hold the planet is experiencing warmer temperatures and increased rainfall, requiring architects to develop expertise in designing for flood resilience

Climate change makes flood risk a key design driver

Kitchens and bathrooms

Geberit design for wall-hung ceramics offers architects and specifiers neat, tidy and easily accessible washroom solutions

Geberit design for wall-hung ceramics is acoustically optimised

Sphero's in-built technology reduces water usage and boosts cleanliness - plus the design comes in three sizes, making it a versatile choice for specifiers

Introducing Sphero: The innovative way to spend a penny

An underground Sanifos pump has been specified for an extension to an off-mains rural cottage

Underground pump solves off-mains drainage dilemma

At up to 1.8m metres long, the Superplan XXL brings super-sized, floor-level showering to the Nine Elms development

Superplan XXL shower surface specified at Nine Elms development

The architecture and interior design firm has fitted out its London HQ with Billi taps to fulfil all its hydration needs

Office refresh: Billi taps and dispensing systems at London office refit

Interiors and lighting

Recessed lighting not an option? The Delta Light system offers bold profiles, linear LEDs and spot and pendant modules that architects can combine and tailor to any project

Delta Light system builds network of LEDs, spots and pendants

A tailored lighting and ventilation design is at the heart of a new educational and community centre in Clackmannanshire

Lighting and ventilation brighten education and community centre

The latest vinyl floorcoverings to mimic wood, stone and ceramics offer specifiers all the beauty of the real thing with the added benefits of easy cleaning and lower costs

Where style meets function: Forbo vinyl floorcoverings

GTI Max flooring provides a quick and durable renovation option for high and heavy traffic areas and was the ideal solution for a soccer dome conversion in the Channel Islands

GTI Max flooring specified at Channel Islands activity centre

Washroom Washroom’s design team has delivered a fresh contemporary washroom facility at London's Camden Market influenced by vintage design

Washroom Washroom designs retro facilities at Camden Market


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