In this issue, we bring you news on a pirouette house with undulating brickwork, a one-of-a-kind glass mural, and more...

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In this issue, we bring you news on a pirouette house with undulating brickwork, a one-of-a-kind glass mural, and more...

Ask the architect – Alia Beyg of AQUA architecture

Architects Datafile speaks to Alia Beyg, the Founding Director & CEO of AQUA architecture ltd, on her over 18 years of experience in driving several development projects in the UK and globally, and her focus on efficient and sustainable design. From a young age I loved to draw and I became fascinated by design, and so a career in architecture allowed me... Read more...
Published 10/10/2020 via

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 benefits of natural slate and how it can offer architectural freedom... Read more...
Published 09/10/2020 via

Luminous, undulating brickwork defines Wallmakers' pirouette house in India

Indian architecture studio Wallmakers realises its sculptural pirouette house in the center of India’s urban and crowded city of Trivandrum. The dwelling, constructed of undulating brickwork, is sited along a small plot that had been suffocated by other residential projects from all four sides. With the pirouette house, the design team seeks an inward facing.... Read more...
Published 02/10/2020 via

MVRDV reveals glass mural in Detroit, makes its debut in Midwestern US

The Netherlands-based architecture and design firm MVRDV has released details about Glass Mural, a one-of-a-kind, four-storey office and retail building located in Detroit’s beloved Eastern Market neighbourhood. Located just outside the city’s downtown core, the existing character of Eastern Market was a clear inspiration for the project’s design... Read more...
Published 01/10/2020 via

Tomorrow’s Timber shows the way towards the next building revolution

Timber has evolved from a traditional building material to ‘mass timber’, an engineered high- performance product from which complete construction systems and even high-rise buildings can be made. Tomorrow’s Timber, written by Pablo van der Lugt, shows how mass timber has the potential to usher an ecological, technical, and well-being revolution in the way... Read more...
Published 23/09/2020 via

Tech for good: How technology can reduce the environmental and social impact of our built environment

From Richard Hyams, founder of astudio. The built environment accounts for approximately 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint.With the Government having announced a £3bn green investment package in its Summer Statement, there is a clear effort to improve the environmental impact of our buildings. Yet, in order to meet the 2050... Read more...
Published 18/09/2020 via

Snug’s Eternal Wall ‘prayer’ landmark design gets green light

Paul Bulkeley, who founded Snug Architects in Southampton, is en route to become one of the UK’s most noteworthy architects after his design for a new national prayer landmark, Eternal Wall of Answered Prayer got the green light for build. Bulkeley’s impressive concept of a never-ending Möbius strip stood out as the winning design in a global... Read more...
Published 14/09/2020 via

First look: The new landmark roof which will transform Sydney’s Central Station

The new 2,240m² span vaulted roof at Central Station has been revealed to the public for the first time with installation underway as part of the city’s new Sydney Metro. The roof rises to 16m above the northern concourse becoming a landmark covered public space which will be the centre-piece of the refurbished station. Constructed by Laing O’Rourke... Read more...
Published 09/09/2020 via

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