In this issue, we bring you news on a pinecone shaped treehouse, pink corrugated metal, a rubber coated house extension, and more...

Hello and welcome to the December Issue of the Materials for Architecture Newsletter

In this issue, we bring you news on a pinecone shaped treehouse, pink corrugated metal, a rubber coated house extension, and more...

This pinecone-shaped treehouse offers 360 degree views of the forest's canopy

Floating 60 feet above ground in the branches of the magical red wood forests in California, designer and builder Justin Fieder installs the pinecone treehouse. Blending the classic pinecone shape with the geometric elements of a geodesic dome, the structure aims to immerse all who enter in the beauty of the natural world.. Read more...
Published 12/12/2018 via

2018 Natural Stone Awards

London’s Grange Tower Bridge Hotel welcomed over 360 architects, interior designers, main contractors, local authorities and natural stone firms to the 2018 Natural Stone Awards. The biennial Natural Stone Awards celebrate the best examples of the use of natural stone in construction projects from across all sectors of the industry. Read more...
Published 10/12/2018 via

Engineered wood holds the floor

Kährs explores the benefits of engineered wood flooring, and the significant impact the right kind of flooring can have on a development. When designing and building a home, flooring is just one of many things to consider. Housebuilders and developers need to consider how the floor interacts with heating and how long will the floor last. Read more...
Published 10/12/2018 via

Office S&M's "two-faced" Janus House extension is coated with spray-on rubber

Spray-on rubber originally developed for oil rigs coats this London house extension by Office S&M. The studio headed by architects Catrina Stewart and Hugh McEwen designed the structure to provide a new bathroom and kitchen for a property in Walthamstow, replacing a poorly built lean-to extension that was there before. Read more...
Published 08/12/2018 via

Ridged panels of pink metal appear throughout Moscow's Rare Pastrami Bar

Gleaming sheets of pink corrugated metal contrast with rough plaster walls inside this Moscow restaurant designed by Crosby Studios. The interior of Rare Pastrami Bar, which specialises in meat dishes, brings together the pink hues of sliced pastrami and the industrial finishes of an abattoir. "The clients wanted a bold new design," Harry Nuriev told Dezeen. Read more...
Published 02/12/2018 via

Frank Gehry's aluminium-clad Luma Arles tower takes shape in France

A twisting tower clad in reflective aluminium tiles, designed by architect Frank Gehry, is taking form in the south of France. Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry, who was awarded the Pritzker Prize in 1989, designed the tower for the Luma Arles complex, an arts centre established by Swiss collector Maja Hoffmann. Read more...
Published 21/11/2018 via

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