1. Intelligence

Architect Deborah Saunt on Rethink: 2025

The first in a series, Hugh Pearman video interviews the DSDHA director about how the coronavirus pandemic will change life and architecture - as the RIBA calls for entries to its ideas competition Rethink: 2025 for a chance to win £5,000

29 May 2020

  1. Products

Coatings specialists are gearing up to develop new anti-viral surface treatments

As developers of anti-viral coatings step up a gear, industry bodies are pushing for speedier testing and approval regimes to bring counter Covid-19 products to market

29 May 2020

  1. Intelligence

Why the time is ripe for a return to stone as a structural material

If you’re looking for a low carbon, reusable material that is strong, robust and beautiful, stone is ready for a revival

29 May 2020

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How do architecture students at Sheffield Hallam University gain the confidence to challenge conventional practice methods?

Practice is a way of thinking at Sheffield Hallam

As Covid-19-conscious HVAC associations call for an end to recirculated air in buildings, the system of fresh air with heat recovery for building seems essential

Keep your air fresh

The ACME director inaugurates our new series in which architects invite us into their lockdown workspaces, and muses on how the pandemic is affecting architecture

Friedrich Ludewig of ACME shows us round his isolation workspace and reflects on pandemic-induced changes

The climate emergency might seem a distant threat compared to the immediate pandemic, but it is a potentially greater issue for the planet

Don’t let Covid-19 push climate change off the agenda

The social benefits of intergenerational projects are known, and the few live schemes point a clear way for the future. They fit the current mood

As communities rally, intergenerational housing comes into its own

Doors and windows

Planning to install distinctive, slim-framed aluminium timber windows and doors? Velfac has all the tools...

Velfac composite glazing: Everything architects need for future projects

Samuel Heath's controlled, concealed door closer allows architects to retain the streamlined aesthetics of  interiors and it has proven fire safety benefits too

The Samuel Heath concealed door closer has fire safety benefits too

Bespoke X-Glaze walk-on design provides daylighting solution at Grimshaw's Civil Engineering Building

X-Glaze walk-on design dazzles at Grimshaw's Civil Engineering Building

Senior Architectural Systems' aluminium curtain walling, doors and windows have been installed in the modern annexe of a Grade II listed hotel in Ripon, North Yorkshire

Senior's fenestration solutions open up new views at Ripon hotel

The hinge manufacturer will open the doors of its Clerkenwell shop for product demonstrations, expert project advice and CPD presentations

Hinge manufacturer Simonswerk opens store in London's Clerkenwell

Ceilings and partitions

Movable wall specialist offers ‘Multi-functional space’ and ‘Fully automatic vertically rising acoustic partition systems’ seminars online for architects working from home

Style Partitions puts seminars online for at-home architects

Ceiling solutions manufacturer brings all its technical and product information together in one place making specification easier for designers

Ceiling solutions firm creates one-stop digital product guide

Oscar Acoustics' easy to install floating system provides unbeatable sound proofing with minimal loss of ceiling height

Iso-Mount by Oscar Acoustics has minimal loss of ceiling height

Sprinklers, smoke alarms, PIR sensors and more can be slotted into the light fitting for clutter-free, streamlined ceilings

Six safety features can be slotted into Lumi-Plugin downlight

A new specification guide from Siniat sets out the key considerations for school drylining systems to help designers and specifiers make informed decisions and create positive learning environments

Siniat's guide helps specifiers create positive learning environments

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