1. Buildings

Tough love invigorates Aberdeen Art Gallery

Hoskins’ remodelling of Aberdeen Art Gallery offers a visual feast, improving the displays, views of the city and the building’s contribution to the streetscape

10 December 2019

  1. Culture

Small purposeful steps tackle South African housing emergency

South Africa’s housing crisis puts the UK’s in the shade. Joseph Noero takes a practical approach to his mission to change that

6 December 2019

  1. Products

Looking at lighting? Here's four of the best

Lighting ideas to brighten the long winter evenings

10 December 2019

Editor's cut

Massively reworked over six years, The Newt, named for the 2000 creatures it relocated, is a total celebration of the garden

Stonewood Design’s History of Gardening museum honours its past

A diagrid steel exoskeleton gives Fletcher Priest’s block, inspired by IK Brunel whose Paddington station faces it, an imposing and energetic presence

Diagrid exoskeleton makes robust and energetic presence

It is 20 years since the opening of the Jubilee Line Extension, just in time for the Millennium – and city infrastructure schemes are still learning from it says Weston Williamson + Partners founder Chris Williamson

Learning from the Jubilee Line Extension, 20 years on

James Gorst has designed many remarkable homes over his long career and it turns out his London office is one too

Award-winning architect is refreshingly frank about practice

Hugh Pearman chews over the many benefits of the communal breaking of bread

Communal dining is an attitude to life

Doors and windows

Top-performing sound insulation is vital for high density living, which is why Velfac aluminium/wood windows have been specified at a residential development in south London

Velfac reduces noise levels at London development

Designers of this modern home specified a Glazing Vision sliding-over-fixed rooflight to maximise daylight, enable roof access and open up the views to Poole Harbour

Bright prospect: Sliding and fixed rooflights open up modern home

Roof windows can add up to 30 per cent more natural light to any space. The Neo range - unobtrusive on the outside, frameless on the inside - was specified at this Fulham property

Neo roof windows: Bespoke detailing at a standard price

Senior Architectural Systems aluminium glazing has been specified to create a light and spacious design, as well as meet the thermal and acoustic requirements at a new commercial development in Sunderland

Senior Architectural Systems dazzles in Sunderland

Fakro's DEF U6 triple-glazed flat roof window picks up a Red Dot Award while redefining the visual aesthetic for such products

Fakro Colourline - roof windows available in RAL colours

Flooring

The flooring manufacturer's products for healthcare settings have been rated for their adherence to dementia design principles and usability in dementia-inclusive environments

Danfloor specialist carpets awarded dementia certification

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

Polished concrete with inlays and trims demands expertise in design and a masterful touch in installation. Lazenby's floors are shining examples

Lazenby brings elegance and beauty to concrete floors

Junckers' Oak Boulevard hardwood flooring is durable, beautiful and - in a new Rustic White oiled finish - a thoroughly modern solution for light-filled interiors

Junckers extends its signature Oak Boulevard flooring range

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