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  1. Culture

Heaven from pennies: Oxhey Hall barn conversion makes dream home

Sleep in the stables, cook in the dairy, relax in the timbered full-height barn: how tenacity and an unforgettable dream found a happy ending at 18th century Oxhey Hall Farm

20 October 2020

  1. Intelligence

News catch-up: Quids in over covid

Furlough abuses and Covid driven cuts to jobs and apprenticeships are this week's grim stories, while the profession braces itself for slashed architectural exports with a no-deal Brexit. But it's not all bad news: Amanda Levete to design for fusion, Adjaye breaks ground in Niger and Finsbury Circus revamp awarded

19 October 2020

  1. Buildings

The indigo shapes of Tokyo by Alexander Mourant

50% sky, 50% city: Royal College of Art graduate Alexander Mourant explains why he sees a Japanese wood block print in his saturated blue photograph

19 October 2020

Editor's cut

Put on an old age simulation suit, use a wheelchair, or get the end users of the building involved before you design your next project to experience it as some will, urges 2019 Rising Star Joanna Asia Grzybowska

Act the part of your design’s users to produce a truly effective building, says Rising Star Asia Grzybowska

Built on a valued patch of grass at St James’s University Hospital, Harehills, Heatherwick Studio’s Maggie’s is designed as a series of outsize garden ‘planters’ with views through structural glazing

Structural glazing brings the outside in

Double-tier triumphal arch is a masterpiece of the Neapolitan Renaissance

Double-tier triumphal arch is a masterpiece of the Neapolitan Renaissance

Have you a project that aids the common good? We are waiting to celebrate schemes that have wide social benefit

Send in your schemes which work for the common good

Glenn Howells’ exquisitely crafted addition for University College Birmingham might be in the historic Jewellery Quarter but it is all about the future of learning

Conceptually and physically, Glenn Howells’ new hub represents the future of learning

Flooring

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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