Untapped market

Words:
Jan-Carlos Kucharek

As 3D printing reaches traditionally cast sanitaryware Grohe’s Allure Brilliant and Atrio ranges seem to be pushing the envelope. Using a ‘powder bed laser melting process’, around 4700 layers, each 0.06mm thick, create ultra-thin walls, allowing water to flow through an extremely narrow section and creating ‘no limits for individual personalisation’. Available in brushed steel as a limited collection, the mass market might have to wait a little longer for its ‘magical, optical illusion’.

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Work-life balance is at the core of this Future Winner 2020 practice in rural Scotland, a husband and wife team that is very selective of its projects – and its clients

This husband and wife Future Winner 2020 team is very selective of its projects – and its clients

As BDP rapidly turns London’s ExCel Centre into a hospital for coronavirus patients, Hugh Pearman talks to Architects for Health chair Christopher Shaw about the priorities and practicalities of emergency conversions

The people supplying 20,000 more acute beds in three to six weeks

This Corsham-based practice, our third Future Winner 2020, is determined to maintain its balance of interesting projects and high quality of life

Interesting projects and high quality of life – can these Future Winners keep the balance as they grow?

Ruth Ramsden’s perceptive appraisal of the role and design of the shopping centre by way of Watford’s latest example, netted her third place in the RIBAJ/Future Architects writing competition

Ruth Ramsden’s RIBAJ/Future Architects essay on the architecture of shopping centres

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