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RENOLIT launches new RIBA approved surface design CPD

RENOLIT has launched a new RIBA-approved CPD seminar on the flexibility and uses of thermoformable PVC as a decorative surface which illustrates the benefits of PVC films over other decorative surface materials. The seminar provides architects with an understanding about... View Article

HOK-Designed LG Science Park Opens in Seoul

One of the world’s largest corporate research campuses is now open for business. At more than 1 million square metres (the equivalent of 152 football pitches), LG Science Park in Seoul’s Magok District unites staff from eight of LG’s Korean... View Article

Will brick facades slip up?

Arup’s Alexis Harrison says that while the bricks sector has responded to increased demand from architects seeking to use the material in highly crafted exteriors, they still have questions about the long-term performance of brick slips. When I joined the... View Article
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Homes fit for Brits

The British take their homes seriously. If we’re not putting up shelves, mowing the lawn or staining the fence, we’re no doubt watching Grand Designs explaining to each other knowingly why that space-age carbon-neutral windmill will never come in on... View Article

Specifying hardwood timber external doorsets

Urban Front offer a RIBA certified CPD: Specifying Hardwood Timber Doorsets which has been updated for 2017 to include for changes in building regs and to include the more complicated fitting of timber doorsets into frameless glass and architectural glass.... View Article

Aluminium in the frame

As one of the most abundant metals on Earth and renowned for being endlessly recyclable, it’s easy to see why aluminium has become a popular and effective choice of building material. Aluminium windows and doors have also enjoyed a huge... View Article

Robotic collaboration in timber construction

Researchers from ETH Zurich are using a new method for digital timber construction in a real project for the first time. The load-bearing timber modules, which are prefabricated by robots, will be assembled on the top two floors at the DFAB HOUSE... View Article
Nick Ling, Technical Design Lead at Heatherwick Studio

Heatherwick Studio’s Nick Ling to open conference

Technical Design Lead to explore the leading architectural practice’s dedication to artistic thinking, and how designers can incorporate materials and craftsmanship Materials for Architecture 2018 – the conference and exhibition dedicated to materials innovation for architecture and construction – is... View Article
Top row courtesy MaterialDriven (Silicastone by Alusid | BioMarble by Hannah Elisabeth Jones | Mycelium composite by Biohm). Bottom row courtesy Material Lab.

Get hands-on with the latest materials

Visitors to the second edition of Materials for Architecture are offered opportunities to interact with a range of innovative materials for surfaces, envelope and other architectural applications. The industry is fast-moving and new materials are emerging constantly. The annual London... View Article
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