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

Editor's Choice

As we open for entries to the 2020 MacEwen Award, Sam White of Knight Architects opens a window on the inspiring tale of villagers who used straw, sheepskin and bottles to rebuild their community hall

Sociable and sustainable on the Somerset Levels

Richard Murphy, RPP and Devereux make humane and uplifting spaces in garden-focussed buildings for Belfast’s new acute mental unit

Richard Murphy and RPP start with gardens

Mikhail Riches’ scheme sees social housing take architecture’s top accolade for the first time. And its sustainable

Does Mikhail Riches’ success mark a change in architectural values?

Bauhaus design went hand in hand with the demands for light and cleanliness in sanatoria. Pre-Bauhaus, one of the earliest such buildings was erected in Kent

The twisting tale of Benenden sanatorium

This is the final call for entries to the MacEwen Award. Socially conscious projects were never more important, and recognition for your scheme awaits. Don't miss your chance

Deadline for entries: TUESDAY. MacEwen – and everyone – needs you

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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