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Less shiver, more timber

Downriver from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the grade II listed Butlers & Colonial Wharf at Shad Thames is one of London’s most distinctive Victorian warehouses. So when approached by a couple living on the top floor looking to bring more warmth and value to their apartment, McDaniel Woolf  decided ‘to approach it working from the first principles of light, ventilation and space’. Listed building consent in the bag, the flat now has better thermal performance, light and air, courtesy of conservation rooflights from The Rooflight Company. While they won’t experience the smog of yore, its self-cleaning glass gives one less reason for the owners not to enjoy the view.



Tuesday 24th May, 09:00 – 11:15 am

PiP Offices and Working place design webinar

Changes in planning frameworks mean specifiers are utilising special customisable facing bricks and roof tiles to provide built-in eco habitats for British birds, bats and solitary bees

Specialist facing bricks and roof tiles provide built-in eco habitats for wildlife

Collaborating with manufacturers and fit-out specialists is the key to creating fully inclusive, sustainable solutions for shared spaces

Collaborating with manufacturers and fit-out specialists is key

Redundant shops could house health outlets and leisure facilities to create a dynamic high street. The shelves are laden with opportunities for architects, finds Pamela Buxton

Diversified uses could revitalise the declining high street

Eleanor Young recommends a magical mushroom that should inspire us to make the adjustments we need to if we are to evolve in sync with a changing world

What we can learn about survival from an old fungi