In this issue, we bring you news on an innovative monolithic clay block system, LED lettering, a copper-faced apartment block, and more.

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In this issue, we bring you news on an innovative monolithic clay block system, LED lettering, a copper-faced apartment block, and more. Contact us

The future is JUWO Evolved SmartWall™

Chris Dewhirst of JUWO Evolved Smartwall™ discusses the benefits of this innovative monolithic clay block system using thin joint adhesive technology, providing a structural, ecological and sustainable solution for all your architectural needs. JUWO Evolved SmartWall™ is a complete building system, meeting thermal requirements from building regulations... Read more...
Published 09/08/2021 via

Statement architecture

An award-winning mixed-use project in Munich features 5 metre high LED lettering and an industrially-inspired design that reflects the site’s heritage. Jonathan Schuster, project leader at MVRDV, speaks to Jack Wooler. WERK12 is a mixed-use office, culture and entertainment complex in Germany’s third-largest city, designed by MVRDV with playful... Read more...
Published 07/08/2021 via

Light relief

Heatherwick Studio’s first completed healthcare scheme is a new Maggie’s Centre that turns an unloved patch of city centre hospital estate into a landscape-festooned, lightweight timber refuge for cancer patients. James Parker reports. Heatherwick Studio’s first completed healthcare project globally is a typically adventurous structure... Read more...
Published 04/08/2021 via

Conserving authenticity

Lewis Proudfoot of Cliveden Conservation looks at moisture management in historic buildings, and why he believes lime should be the default material for repairing traditional structures. The challenge of maintaining and repairing historic or traditional buildings often comes down to how well we manage water ingress. Poor moisture management... Read more...
Published 03/08/2021 via

Bull in the Oak

Nestled away in a hamlet just outside Market Bosworth lies what appears to be a typical Leicestershire farmstead. Except this country idyll has pushed the boundaries of design and planning and is now home to a bespoke development of five luxury homes inspired by rural countryside buildings. The site was originally a working farm, though not ideally situated as... Read more...
Published 02/08/2021 via

Light reading

James Parker reports on how a Parisian firm of architects created a highly transparent, modern multimedia library flooded with light, that feels at home in historic Bayeux. The new ‘media library’ or ‘mediatheque’ serving the 30,000 citizens of Bayeux. Normandy, was opened in early 2019. Inspired by a famous French author of children’s tales, and notwithstanding a very... Read more...
Published 02/08/2021 via

A copper partner for corten

Phase 2 of a major residential development in Bristol is an industrially inspired block of apartments faced in copper, designed to complement a former tobacco company HQ. James Parker reports. Ferguson Mann Architects (FMA) were appointed to design Urban Splash’s 422-apartment Lakeshore residential scheme in Bristol in 2003... Read more...
Published 01/08/2021 via

Glass atriums – delivering the look, safely

Glass atriums have become a key aesthetic feature of many modern commercial and office buildings. But how can architects and specifiers achieve this look, while simultaneously ensuring the comfort of occupants and compliance with fire safety regulations? Here, Andy Lake, Sales Director UK & IRE at Pyroguard, explores the factors to consider... Read more...
Published 30/07/2021 via

The home front

What will you choose for your dream home’s facade? Lisa Grosse of Cedral explains why fibre cement cladding makes a great choice, for both practical reasons and the aesthetic ‘wow’ factor. As well as providing protection against heat, cold, wind, weather, noise and fire, the envelope of your house contributes considerably to internal comfort... Read more...
Published 29/07/2021 via

Liverpool loses World Heritage status thanks to waterfront schemes

Liverpool has been stripped of its World Heritage status after a UN committee found developments threatened the value of the city’s waterfront, following a secret ballot by the Unesco committee at a meeting in China. A report in June by the World Heritage Committee said planned developments on the city’s waterfront had resulted in... Read more...
Published 21/07/2021 via

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