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School students’ ‘house of the future’ to be built by robots

George Clarke’s Design Challenge demands a modular home that can adjust to family’s changing needs

24 May 2019

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Third Age of Light at the RSA by Speirs + Major reveals eye implants, drone swarms and, strangely, more areas of darkness in its look at the future

Third Age of Light by Speirs + Major at the RSA

Strength, security and style too were provided by wrapping super strong concrete in sleek cladding for the Paris vault that stores and handles 1.1 billion banknotes

Concrete in sleek cladding give strength, security and style

‘Healing’ agents in microcapsules burst to fill cracks as they form

Microcapsules release ‘healing’ agents as cracks form

Satellite data on everything from flood-prone areas to night-time use of cities is about to transform the building process says an Australian academic

Satellite data is about to transform the building process

Three recommendations for your Easter reading

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Doors and windows

LLumar window film can help improve window performance, control glare and optimise working conditions. It can also offer an affordable alternative to replacement glazing

LLumar film offers alternative to replacement glazing

Already a first choice for award-winning architecture across the UK, Velfac aluminium/wood windows also offer a sustainable option for new-builds and refurbishments

Old Shed New House features Velfac windows

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: 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

Glazing Vision's Flushglaze rooflight brings daylight into a Trevor Brown-designed rear extension in north London

Trevor Brown redesigns home with Flushglaze rooflight

Roofing

Glazing Vision's Ridgeglaze rooflight fills the apex of Hudson Architects' redesigned Machrie hotel on the isle of Islay

Ridgeglaze specified at the Machrie

Thrive Architects' village hall at the Oakford Homes residential development in Thakeham features a  standout Cupa Pizarras natural slate roof

Above and beyond: Cupa 12 roof tiles

The Passivhaus-approved FTT U8 Thermo features  a quadruple-glazed sash with five seals and innovative hinge and lock reinforcement

Fakro roof window offers ultimate thermal efficiency

Klober Wakaflex lead-free flashing continues to be one of the market leaders

Wakaflex lead-free flexible flashing

Keylite's new Polar roof window range updates installation efficiency and performance while using the latest in PVC profile design and manufacturing technology

Keylite PVC roof windows for improved installation

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