img(height="1" width="1" style="display:none" src="https://www.facebook.com/tr?id=2939831959404383&ev=PageView&noscript=1")

Red and sticky

Credit: Gary Britton

Given the hammer horror stories fed by Britain’s murky, 200-year old relationship with medical institutions and the grave robbing trade, the Royal College of pathologists, ahem… cuts a youthful figure, having received its Royal Charter only in 1970. In keeping with its age, Bennetts Associates is designing it a £15 million HQ in Whitechapel. Contractor Windell went ‘full bleed’ on the facade, using A Proctor’s Wraptite system as an external air barrier and alternative to a traditional breather membrane. Stickier than a depilation strip, it attaches to external envelopes without mechanical fixing, saving time and arguably improving performance. More than just a sticking plaster…

 

Latest

This round of books covers renewable power and environmental design, alongside a companion for mid-career architects

Renewable power, environmental design, and a mid-career companion

Director of Ron Arad Architects who delivered a wide range of schemes, ran a workshop-of-wonders in the office and was himself an exhibited photographer

Fellow director and close associate of Ron Arad

With its timely focus on climate and geography, David Adjaye’s delayed show for the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021 was worth the wait

Adjaye creates the right climate at the RA Summer Exhibition

Civil engineers at a development in Selby, North Yorkshire are using Marmox Thermoblocks to build the oversites for 100 craned-in, factory-fabricated modules

Marmox Thermoblock oversites built for factory-fabricated modules

In a packed week of comings and goings, Michael Gove moves into housing and Robert Jenrick leaves, while Redcar’s Dorman Long tower finally loses its rollercoaster battle for survival and critics line up to take sides over the Stirling shortlist

News catch-up: Gove takes on housing as the Dorman Long tower falls