Slate: the perfect material for every architectural design

Slate is becoming more widely recognised for its vast design versatility, above and beyond traditional build and ideal for use across an array of modern roofing and cladding projects. Here Julian Gomez, Director of Marketing at CUPA PIZARRAS looks at the features and... View Article

ZHA announces the design of 2 Murray Road

Located in the heart of Hong Kong’s central business district, the 36-storey Murray Road project for Henderson Land replaces a multi-storey car park to create an urban oasis adjacent to Chater Garden within a short walking distance to both Central... View Article

Hankook Technoplex in Pangyo opens

Building on the successful partnership developed during the Hankook Technodome project – the company’s integrated R&D centre in Daejeon – Foster + Partners has designed Hankook’s new headquarters in Pangyo, on the outskirts of Seoul. The new building embraces several... View Article

We need beauty to survive

Open letter from Lina Ghotmeh On the 4th of August 2020 just before 18h00, while I had just arrived to Beirut from Paris, a massive explosion hit the city, erasing its beating heart by the Port. Killing more than 191... View Article

Glass; so much more than just a window

By Chris Davis, composites manager at H B Fuller:Kommerling and Vice Chairman of the GGF Laminators and Tougheners committee Look at any international city’s newest buildings and they will undoubtedly be architectural wonders, built predominantly from glass, with a steel... View Article

Mobility meets architecture

A new gateway to the centre of Bressanone (Italy), a small city in South Tyrol, is the latest addition to the Bressanone-Varna Ring Road. The infrastructural landscape project designed by MoDusArchitects www.modusarchitects.com, is composed of a series of connected, largely... View Article

The Restaurant Gütsch reopens after the lockdown

Designed by Studio Seilern Architects, the Gütsch Restaurant on the Swiss Alps is now reopened and calling you above the cloud. At the heart of the new ski region Andermatt-Sedrun, the Gütsch is at an altitude of 2360m above sea level and... View Article

astudio founder responds to Summer Statement green investment

Richard Hyams, former Norman Foster architect and founder of award-winning practice astudio, comments: “The government’s pledge of a £3bn green investment package to decarbonise public buildings and minimise emissions from homes in the UK is a welcome step, we must... View Article

LIGNA 2021 supports its exhibitors in these challenging times

LIGNA’s organisers, Deutsche Messe and the German Woodworking Machinery Manufacturers’ Association, are extending the show’s exhibitor early-bird discount period by two months. Early-bird discounts for the show (Hannover, Germany, 10–14 May 2020) now close on July 31, 2020. Christian Pfeiffer,... View Article

Out of office: Restoring the work-life balance

Work is work. Home is home. Or at least, that’s how it used to be. Increasingly, the boundaries between workplace and living space are blurring. How can the ceiling play its part in creating an equilibrium? Isabel Blanco, marketing communications... View Article

Get your cladding quality right

John Russell of Russwood explains why using a premium quality timber cladding, along with the right fixing system, is vital to ensure your cladding looks good for the long term The popularity of timber as a cladding material is on... View Article

Bamboo flooring: the sustainable alternative

Rob Wooldridge from Moso Bamboo Surfaces looks at the many merits of bamboo flooring – and provides some installation tips for self-builds Bamboo flooring may not be your first thought when considering what flooring to lay in your new build... View Article