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Denizen Works’ new floating church sails into Stratford

Despite its conspicuous presence Genesis isn’t obviously a place of worship – and that’s good because it is intended to be much more

26 October 2020

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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

Trafford Council’s tight budget responds to the climate emergency as 5 Plus Architects gives Urmston Leisure Centre a sustainable refurbishment

5 Plus Architects keeps Trafford leisure centre lean and green

Architype’s Corten-clad concrete repository provides unassisted temperature control for the Imperial War Museum archive

Concrete box naturally controls temperature to protect IWM archive

In a deeply collaborative venture, client and architect worked together to create an elegant sustainable home in a country village

McLean Quinlan’s ‘energy plus’ home follows classic design parameters

Smothered in solar panels, Powerhouse Brattørkaia in Norway is one of several such projects built by a sustainability alliance that includes its architect

Powerhouse by name, powerhouse by nature

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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