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Gaming surge prompts design for professional facilities

Populous design brings gaming to the world of professional sports

The spectator sport of gaming is huge, and growing fast. Populous is looking ahead with its design for a gaming house for professional esports athletes

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Brutalist buildings are not always loved by the people they were built for but this one is, and its modernisation has been suitably respectful

Lancashire hot spot revamped by John Puttick Associates

Reclaimed bricks stacked to dramatic effect in terrace extension by Bureau de Change

Reclaimed bricks stepped to dynamic effect

Drones work as ‘muscles’ to reconfigure architecture autonomously

Drones adjust buildings without human hand

Turn it up, turn it down, bounce it off the walls

Turn it up, turn it down, bounce it off the walls

Traditional, low-tech methods can improve comfort in old buildings

Cold worker? Try a tapestry

Flooring

Flooring manufacturer Forbo's new Tessera Cloudscape carpet tiles have names such as Cumulus Blue, Sunset Sky and Mistral Gale and aim to bring light - and mindfulness - to urban workspaces

Tessera Cloudscape carpet tiles for thriving workspaces

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

Lazenby brings beauty to concrete floors

Inspired by windswept wheat fields and rustic wood, Tarkett's latest Desso flooring range uses a two-tone yarn effect to bring a fresh new feel to the workplace

Desso carpet tile freshens up office design

Kerakoll's new Biogel adhesives put an end to the many types of substrate formulations

Kerakoll's tiling adhesive Biogel bonds the impossible

Flooring specialist's high-impact, noise-reducing Powershock 300 tiles are a perfect fit for a penthouse-level gym installed above apartments in Dún Laoghaire

Gerflor rubber tile works out for Dublin gym facilities

Cladding

Cupa Pizarras's Cupaclad 101 and 201 slate cladding systems are now BBA certified - an industry recognised symbol of quality, safety and reliability

Cupa Pizarras's Cupaclad now BBA certified

Choosing metals and finishes for design and architecture can be a complex business, but keeping just three things front of mind will reveal the material, fixing and finish you need - whatever your project

Cadisch MDA: how to choose the metal for your project

FoamStone from Sytex UK is the lighter and more affordable alternative to get a stone look and feel

Sytex FoamStone is the lighter way to get a stone look and feel

Rockpanel has relaunched its portfolio of products to encompass everything from colourful panels for large projects to those suitable for domestic use

The new Rockpanel - more choice for safe facade design

Paramount Office Interiors has given Cypress House, St Mellons a refurbishment to create new commercial space in Cardiff

Cypress House refresh attracts new business

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