In this issue, we bring you news on a hotel made of ice and snow, a red corrugated aluminium extension, and more...

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

In this issue, we bring you news on a hotel made of ice and snow, a red corrugated aluminium extension, and more...

Selecting the right cement products to reduce waste and save costs

By Dr Bill Price National Commercial Technical Manager at Tarmac Cement. For professional builders, saving time and money remain of paramount importance. However, as anyone with experience knows, opting for the cheapest materials and products could actually end up costing you more in the long run... Read more...
Published 15/01/2019 via

Kengo Kuma renovates Camper's Barcelona store using vaulted ceramic plates

After designing Camper’s store in Milan, Kengo Kuma has completed the renovation of a second retail space for the Spanish shoe company, this time in Barcelona. Facing the Plaza Catalonia, Camper Paseo de Gracia incorporates a revolutionary catalan method of construction which uses vaulted ceramic plates as the form-work of floor slabs.... Read more...
Published 10/01/2019 via

Apollo Architects & Associates hides courtyard behind Cover House's facade

A windowless wall punctured by a giant void projects from this steel-clad Japanese house near Tokyo, creating a secret "exterior living room." Located in a dense residential district in Fuchū, Cover House's striking form was designed by Apollo Architects & Associates to create privacy for the residents, while ensuring the interiors have sufficient light levels... Read more...
Published 09/01/2019 via

The future of Urban & Landscapes: an interview with Cees Donkers

“Urban Lab” is the theme that Urban & Landscapes ambassador Cees Donkers considers important for our annual trade fair MaterialDistrict Rotterdam. Donkers was the city architect of Design City Eindhoven in the Netherlands until his retirement. What is his opinion about the meaning of materials in the urban landscape?... Read more...
Published 08/01/2019 via

We Made That adds bright red metal extension to East Street Library in London

A red corrugated aluminium extension, named East Street Exchange, has been added to a 1960s library in southeast London, to give it "a new lease of life". Created as part of We Made That's full renovation of the East Street Library in Walworth, the striking red structure is designed to contrast with the existing building... Read more...
Published 07/01/2019 via

CAAT Studio's home for a stone-seller in Iran is a celebration of travertine

CAAT Studio has completed a house for a local stone seller in the city of Mahallat, with a facade made from local travertine. The house is a total celebration of the stone, stepped to create a series of waves that move across the facade. It's located in an area rich in travertine, with two significant quarries along with surrounding mountains... Read more...
Published 03/01/2019 via

First images of Sweden's 29th ICEHOTEL revealed

The first images of the 29th annual ICEHOTEL have been revealed, featuring suites sculpted out of ice and snow from the free-flowing Arctic River Torne. ICEHOTEL is the first and largest hotel built of snow and ice and is reborn in a new guise every winter. It comprises 15 uniquely designed suites, one ice ceremony hall for weddings and the main hall... Read more...
Published 17/12/2018 via

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