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Turning Japanese

Turning Japanese 

Italian architect Gianfranco Frattini’s noted Kyoto table was designed in 1974, following a trip when he was inspired by the city’s local woodworking techniques. Their attention to intricate joints would form the basis for his own design. Firm Poltrona Frau has reissued the table in a light, solid beech wood, highlighted with Canaletto walnut inserts. 


Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal Water Garden is about begin a £2.5 million natural flood mitigation project stretching all the way to Ripon. Justin Scully, general manager at Fountains Abbey, talks about a new landscape of dams and ponds

Plants and balancing ponds are £2.5m natural solution to worsening flooding

UWE-led project adds AI to embodied carbon calculation tools to cut decisions on alternative materials from hours to just a few minutes

Low carbon alternatives could be decided in minutes, not hours

Giuliana Barandiarán has specified the sintered stone across floors, walls, worktops, furniture and more

Brand's sintered stone products have been specified across all surfaces

Perforated aluminium panels minimise building weight while throwing interesting plays of light and shadow across both street and interior

22 Handyside St’s perforated aluminium plays with light and shadow

The global pandemic has revealed how vital a robust ventilation strategy is to building design. Specialist Renson offers a case study and a RIBA-approved CPD

Renson stresses importance of robust ventilation strategy to building design