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The Investcorp Building / Zaha Hadid Architects Founded in 1957, the Middle East Centre at St Antonyâ€™s College serves as the University of Oxfordâ€™s facility for research and teaching on the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey from the 19th century to the present day, with its focus on the research of humanities and social sciences. The centre has been housed at 68 Woodstock Road (the former rectory of the Church of St Philip and St James, built in 1887) since 1978.
The Middle East Centre holds Oxford University’s primary collection on the modern Middle East, a world-class archive of private papers and historic photographs used by scholars and researchers with an interest in the region. The centre’s research core is the specialised library, document and photographic archive covering material from the 1800’s onwards. The archive was set up in 1961 and has grown to over 400 collections of private papers and holds more than 100,000 historic photographs. The new Investcorp Building for the Middle East Centre provides 1,127 square metres of additional floor space and a new 117-seat lecture theatre; doubling the space available for the Middle East CentreWs expanding library & archive, and providing optimum conditions to conserve and manage the centre’s collections that were previously stored in the basement of 66 Woodstock Road. As an integral part of the college’s ongoing expansion plans, the Investcorp Building incorporates essential new facilities to meet the Middle East Centre’s increasing demand for research and academic activities. The need to expand the teaching space at the centre has become increasingly acute with student numbers growing dramatically in recent years, including many additional masters’ students and doctoral candidates.
The new lecture theatre will allow the
that conveys the past, present and future
exists beneath the library archive room
Middle East Centre to expand its popular
evolution of the college, university and
to achieve the essential environmental
programme of seminars, lectures and
controls and mitigate the need for
debates - much of which is open to both
heat pump provides active ground
to the existing buildings of 66 & 68
coupling controlled for both temperature
The Invescorp Building complements
Woodstock Road. The curved form of
and humidity, creating a secure
the college’s ongoing development. Its
library reading room’s western façade
environment to conserve the centre’s
design weaves through the restricted
accommodates the century-old Sequoia
site at St Antony’s College to connect
tree and its extensive root network; while
and incorporate the existing protected
a drainage system has been installed
The work of the Middle East Centre
buildings and trees; while its stainless
below the foundation slabs to ensure
contributes to the global discourse and
steel façade softly reflects natural light to
the tree receives enough moisture.
greater understanding of the region.
echo the building’s context.
To the east, the archive reading room
The new Investcorp Building connects
the University and the general public.
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mechanical air-handling. A ground source To the west, the project’s scale defers
and librarians’ offices rise towards the
disparate buildings within the college,
The building integrates new academic
height of the 1970 brutalist Hilda Besse
defining a series of spaces for the centre’s
and research facilities within a design
Building it faces, yet the new Investcorp
renowned archive, library and seminar
defined by the existing built and natural
Building remains below the roofline of the
programmes; allowing the Middle East
environment of the college. The project
adjacent 66 Woodstock Road.
Centre to expand its commitment as a
maintains the detached character of the
vital forum of research, understanding
college’s current buildings, allowing them
The 117-seat lecture theatre is located
to be read as separate elements, while
below ground and is ventilated through
introducing a contemporary building
a thermal labyrinth. A similar labyrinth
and open debate.
Architects: Zaha Hadid Architects Location: Saint Antony's College, University of Oxford, Saint Antony's College, Woodstock Road, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX2 6JF, UK Design : Zaha Hadid Project Director : Jim Heverin Project Associates: Johannes Hoffmann; Ken Bostock Project Architect: Alex Bilton Area: 1127.0 sqm Project Year: 2015 Photographs: Luke Hayes
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Vicaima have launched 22 coloured laminate faced options with their new Dekordor HD Colours range. Dekordor HD Colours offer a continuous pressure laminate face which is both scratch and UV resistant, offering a colour consistent and durable solution for areas which are more demanding such as; leisure or medical centres, student accommodation, social housing, educational facilities, hotels, commercial offices and public buildings. The products, which are made to order, are available in a full range of performance options including; Fire rated, Severe Duty Rated, SBD entrance systems and sound reduction. Configuration possibilities make specification easy, with glazed options, pairs, over height dimensions, mobility widths and completely matching door and frame kits and sets, to ensure complete flexibility. For more details about Dekordor HD Colours visit the Vicaima website www.vicaima.com or call 01793 532333.
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Aperam stainless steel shingles for Borders rail link Aperam UGINOX® TOP has been installed as shingles to provide a durable matt façade on the new Galashiels Transport Interchange. As the tourism entry point to the Scottish Borders for bus, rail and road it was designed as a ‘statement building’. In addition to being specified for its lasting appearance and sustainability, however, stainless steel was also chosen in preference to aluminium as the installed cost was considerably less. Considered to be the most sustainable of the hard metals, it does not oxidise or cause problems with run off, is easy to work and has very low maintenance requirements. Aperam Stainless Services & Solutions UK Limited 9 Midland Way, Barlborough Links, Barlborough, Derbyshire S43 4XA T: 01246 571660 E: email@example.com www.uginox.com XTRALITE OFFERS EXTRA LIGHT TO BRITISH AIRWAYS Leading UK manufacturer of rooflights, Xtralite, has supplied a range of bespoke glazing units to the British Airways Flight Training base at Heathrow.
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NEW SYSTEM TO SUPPORT VERTICAL ELEMENTS FROM NVELOPE NVELOPE, the market leader in rainscreen cladding support systems, recently introduced NH2, a system that can be used to support vertical elements. Satisfying safety standards, the NH2 cladding support system plays a major role in the aesthetic envelope of a building and provides added performance benefits. Architects simply need to access the Project Checklist section at www.nvelope.com and complete the simple two step data entry process. This demands project information on façade type, façade weight, average panel size, building height and storey height, substrate type, fixing method and cladding zone. They can then submit
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The free-to-attend 2 day Exhibition, Conference & Networking Reception for the UK Architecture & Building Design Industry Dear Industry Colleagues Whether you wish to exhibit with us to sell your products and services or establish new business contacts and relationships, visit to meet potential suppliers or partners, or attend the conference to discuss and debate the hot topics in UK Architecture & Building Design, ArchitEx 2015 offers something for everyone involved in the industry.
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1. The Exhibition For exhibitors, ArchitEx 2015 will provide significant sales and business development opportunities whilst also offering an outstanding networking platform. An anticipated 1,500 Architecture & Building Design Industry professionals from all the following sectors will include … • Architects, Specifiers, Building Designers, Technologists, Surveyors & Engineers • Commercial, Industrial & Residential Property Developers • Town, City & County Councils, Local Planning Authorities, Town & City Planners • Construction Companies, Builders & Contractors • Products & Services Industry Suppliers
2. The Conference The 2 day, uniquely free-to-attend conference programme, with 24 industry leading speakers, will become the leading annual forum for the UK Architecture & Building Design Industry. It will bring delegates together with many of the industry's key organisations and people, including winners of the RIBA Stirling Prize for Architecture, and will address the issues, legislation and many key successes in recent, current and future planning, architecture and building design projects. 3. The Drinks Reception / Networking Evening Free–to–attend, complimentary 2 hour champagne drinks reception & networking evening on Tuesday 1 December 5.00pm 7.00pm, with hundreds of industry colleagues. ArchitEx 2015 is your opportunity to join the UK’s leading Architecture & Building Design event. The ArchitEx 2015 Team www.architex2015.com
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in 2011, the firm Chevalier Morales
Imagining possible futures allowed to propose solutions and to place certain
Architectes received the mandate to
Chevalier Morales Architectes imagined
program functions that, in the long term,
expand, redesign and bring to compliance
what the library and its neighbourhood
would reduce costs and environmental
the old Lachine borough library, dating
could become, in 20 years, if the
impacts while avoiding a decrease in
back to 1974. This neighbourhood library
densification, greening and transportation
the libraryâ€™s spaces quality. For example,
not meeting user and employee needs
improvement principles mentioned
light inlets were strategically positioned
anymore, the architects Stephan Chevalier
in the urban plan were achieved and
to take into account a foreseen potential
and Sergio Morales made this location a
implemented. What would happen to
expansion. A development integrating
21stcentury library: attractive, luminous
the library, its parking lot and Patterson
a long term vision brings added
and stimulating conversation. The project
Park? The firm tried to contribute to
thoroughness and relevance to the
aimed for a LEED certification as well as to
the enrichment of these principles by
proposed design. The design approach
be an example of sustainable development
proposing possible solutions for the year
seeks to be global and evolutionary; it
proposes paths to address real societal issues instead of lingering on immediate
issues. The 21st century library is imagined
eat and drink in all areas of the library. The
a focal point of the library as a privileged
as a pivot for a dense and dynamic area
café’s patio extends onto the intersection.
interaction location. The loan counter
were many mixed daily activities occur.
Imagining the 21st century library as a
being positioned on the main level, in
pivot for a dense and dynamic sector with
the heart of the building to allow it to be
many daily mixed activities appeared as
visible from all areas, makes it possible
highly beneficial for this current project as
to see the entire interior space as well.
well as being economically viable in a long
At the bottom of the gentle gradient
term urban planning vision.
ramp, in front of the café, close to vertical
Ideas store, entrance and café It was also imagined that, as an idea store, the library would benefit from neighbouring commercial space traffic
circulations and to the youth library From trading counter to loan counter
route. The positioning of entrances to the library, with one close to the café,
Although its purpose has quickly
supports the integration of the library
evolved in recent years with the arrival
in the residents’ daily wandering. This
of new technologies and the evolution
café was designed to make the user’s
of librarian’s traditional roles, the loan
experience complete. It is now possible to
counter, greatly reduced in size, remains
entrance, the loan counter becomes the ensemble’s organizational pivot. It consists of multifunctional and adapted sectors that exude an impression of accessibility and openness.
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by positioning itself in the residents’ daily
With the recent launch of SketchUp 2015, the latest edition of the 3D modelling platform from Trimble Buildings Group. Designed for architects, engineers, design and construction professions and with more than 30 million unique activations in the past year, SketchUp is the most widely used 3D modelling software in the world today. The latest launch features a new 3D Warehouse and some interesting integrations with BIM (Building Information Modelling). Elmtec is the UK distribution partner in the UK and our dedicated team can offer you advice, support, and provide you with the latest updates. SketchUp Pro is a powerful tool for exploring and presenting your ideas in 3D. SketchUp is intuitive, allowing anyone to model in 3D quickly and accurately. Using 3D models, professionals can make informed decisions, communicate project details and share ideas with colleagues and customers. LayOut – part of the SketchUp Pro suite, lets you combine SketchUp models with text and 2D graphics to produce multi-page presentations, professional design documents and permit, construction and other dimensioned drawings. People from many disciplines use SketchUp to help them imagine their world in 3D, these include; Architecture and Design, Construction, Engineering, Digital Entertainment, and Education. SketchUP Pro’s interoperability with other commonly used CAD/3D tools and data has been improved significantly with the latest version. In incorporating three new features to export and classify models, the program is making key steps into the world of integrating design.
IFC Export – since the information embedded in information models is often used by other software programs SketchUp Pro 2015 now includes another important industry standard to its roster of supported exports – the IFC 2X3 file type. Classifer – this feature allows users to classify objects with the preloaded IFC classification, use alternate classification types or create a customised system for specific needs. Component Options – provides editable options relevant to an object’s classified type, allowing pertinent data about each object to be managed throughout the information modelling process. “BIM workflows are often complex and rigid processes, and we believe they don’t need to be,” said John Bacus, director of SketchUp product management at Trimble. “With the new release, we are enabling users to participate more effectively at any point in the information modelling process. We’ve added simple tools for adding structured others on their project teams, regardless of the tools being used.” SketchUp Pro licensing is now friendlier than ever before. Every SketchUp 2015 download starts with a 30 day trial of Pro features. Even better, 2015 Pro licenses can be used on a Mac or PC. For more information please contact Elmtec on 01844 263750, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.elmtec.co.uk/sketchup.
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Jestico + Whiles was appointed lead architect for the new National Graphene Institute at The University of Manchester in 2012, working closely with Sir Kostya Novoselov â€“ who, along with Sir Andre Geim, first isolated graphene at The University of Manchester in 2004. The two were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2010.
Jestico + Whiles’ design delivers a world-leading research and incubator centre which is dedicated to the development of graphene and will be an essential component in UK’s bid to remain at the forefront of the commercialisation of this pioneering and revolutionary material. Located in the University Campus’ Science Quarter, the National Graphene Institute is housed in a compact 7,825m2 five-storey building, with the main cleanroom located on the lower ground floor to achieve best vibration performance. The ceiling of the clean room is cleverly angled all the way around the outside of the building so that from the pavement, the cleanroom and scientists are visible to the public. The building also includes a second cleanroom in addition to laser, optical, metrology and chemical laboratories, offices and ancillary accommodation such as a seminar room that opens out on to a roof terrace with a bio-diverse roof garden.
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Ashton 6th Form College Reception Comar Architectural Aluminium Systems; with their approved fabricator Window & Door Solutions (WDS) completed a striking and memorable new entrance and reception area at the Ashton 6th Form College. This main road entrance features a series of dramatic fins showcasing the point of arrival and bringing together the old and the new architecture, creating a dynamic and naturally lit space.
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building’s owner, Durley Investment Corporation,
Victorian warehouse character and that of the
sought to redevelop the site into offices suited
conservation area in which it sits and to align
to Shoreditch’s media and technology sector.
with the revised internal floor levels. Imperial
Piercy&Company’s response was to approach
brickwork with weathered pointing and
the challenging L-shaped site as two distinct
stonework cills, cornices and column capitals
elements: the re-instatement of the narrow
bear on one another to create an authentic
Victorian façade to Tabernacle Street; and brass-
Victorian masonry frame. Openings are spanned
clad office spaces in the centre of the site. Details
with steel beams and infilled with traditionally
of the surviving features of the Victorian façade
detailed double glazed sash and casement
to Tabernacle Street were carefully measured
windows. At street level a 3m x 4m frameless
glazed picture window to the reception space provides a contemporary touch.
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Following a fire in March 2010, the burnt
On entering the building, period elements such as plaster cornices, picture rails, a ceiling rose and exposed imperial brickwork in the reception act as a foil to minimalist features, including an angular chandelier (by New York designer Bec Brittain), simply detailed oak wall panelling and large format floor tiles. A generous 6m floor to ceiling height and a small first floor gallery provide an unexpected volume given the narrow street elevation. Much of the exterior of the building is hidden from the street, only visible to occupiers of the neighbouring buildings. Due to the proximity of existing buildings, rights to light angles carved through the potential building volume. Following many iterations, the final response of cleverly folded planes clad in brass Tecu and punctured by panels of glazing emerged. The use of brass cladding suited the angular, faceted form whilst making subtle
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reference to the buildingâ€™s industrial heritage.
Maximising natural light in and views out of all the six office floors was challenging on the tight site, further complicated by boundary and party wall matters. Generous lengths of curtain walling were set low to the floor, while strategically placed rooflights flood the floorplates with surprising levels of daylight. At ground level natural light levels are elevated by an atrium and rooflight, illuminating the otherwise windowless space. Throughout the office spaces floor to ceiling heights have been maximised to over 3m by locating services within a central bulkhead and leaving the concrete soffit exposed either side. Stacked above the double height reception, the upper three floors at the front of the building accommodate meeting rooms, which look out over Tabernacle Street through large traditional sash and casement windows. Oak cladding, exposed brickwork and concrete soffits and dark floor tiles make up the the white walls and expansive glazing of the office floors. Architects: Piercy&Company www.piercyandco.com Photographs: Jack Hobhouse
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material palette of these areas, a gentle contrast to
A Window With Beauty And Brains
As a British manufacturer, Origin is
fixed, side or top hung, dummy sash and
The Origin Window has complete
known for its investment in research
gable, while the strength of the aluminium
exclusivity of Aerogel usage within the
and development. From the start the
frames allows for incomparably slim
fenestration industry. As a result, the
company has had its roots in design. The
sightlines. With the edge of the frame as
system has the best thermal efficiency of
company was started when Neil Ginger
little as 50mm from the glass, it means less
any aluminium window on the market.
found he could not source high quality
window and more light can be achieved. A Choice for Every Home
bi-fold doors for his father’s swimming pool business in the UK. His solution? To design and manufacture the Origin
A New Thermal Technology The Origin Window was introduced in New thermal developments give the
response to demand from trade partners
Origin Window superior thermal efficiency,
who were seeking a window to match the
making it capable of achieving an energy
quality and aesthetics of Origin’s bi-folding
rating of A +21. Available as an optional
door system. It’s therefore important
The Origin Window, launched on 1st
upgrade, the Origin Window can be
that a wide variety of choice is available
October 2015, has a twin flush casement
insulated with Aerogel, a ground-breaking
to our trade partners and, of course,
that’s completely unique to the industry.
material that boosts the window’s thermal
We wanted to design a window void of
efficiency to achieve a certified 1.0 U value.
Bi-fold Door. A Twin Flush Casement
The Origin Window is available in ten
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the bulky overlapping framework that is synonymous with aluminium rebated
Aerogel is a lightweight solid with an
popular colours, as well as a wide range
systems, so all that remains is a sleek
extremely low thermal conductivity,
of colours from bright primary shades to
shadow line where the sash sits inside the
making it one of the most insulating
deeper earthy tones and dual colours. The
materials on the planet. It has been utilised
window handles are available in brushed
across an array of industries, from NASA
graphite, chrome, satin or gold, and in
The clean finish of the Origin Window
spacesuits to construction and appliance
Origin’s industry first colour match option,
is ideal for installation in traditional
insulation. Its composition means that
whereby the handle is uniquely powder
townhouses, new builds and projects
a single 10mm thickness of Aerogel
coated to match the colour of the window.
under strict planning regulations in
increases the insulation factor by up to
conservation areas. The window is
67%, so homeowners can benefit from
For further information on the
available in a number of configurations;
reduced energy bills.
Origin Window, please visit www.origin-global.com
Concealment when you want it Performance where you need it
Designed and manufactured in the UK, Powermatic controlled, concealed door closers deliver exceptional performance as well as a host of benefits that surface-mounted closers cannot match:• Superior aesthetics • Reduced risk of vandalism • Suitability for anti-ligature applications • Compliance with relevant fire performance standards for one-hour and half-hour fire doors
• Enable doors to meet accessibility requirements • Perfect for hotels, healthcare, education, care homes, sheltered accommodation, commercial and many other situations. • Available in standard and Free Swing models
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Bustling night life on its doorstep; Ham Yard Hotel still offers a peaceful night’s sleep with Selectaglaze Located in one of the most vibrant parts of London, lies the stunning boutique Ham Yard Hotel. Centred around a pedestrian thoroughfare connecting Great Windmill Street and Demark Street, Ham Yard Hotel has everything guests could want on its doorstep. Many plans were put forward over the years to develop the site, but all were rejected until, finally permission was granted for Firmdale hotels to redevelop the area. However, building a hotel in the centre of an area with such vibrant night life does come with its drawbacks. Although new double glazed windows were installed throughout the hotel, the corner of the hotel on Great Windmill Street still had trouble with external noise levels. Firmdale Hotels
approached Selectaglaze to help deliver a solution with their bespoke secondary glazing systems. The introduction of secondary glazing, which is fitted to the room side of a building, is one of the most effective solutions for combating outside noise, and a reduction of 45dB is achievable when there is a gap of at least 100mm. Three different unit styles were used, one of which was the S80 horizontal slider, typically used for larger windows as it can hold glass up to 12mm thick glass. Acoustic laminated glass was used, which absorbs the outside noise levels, to assist in creating a more peaceful and relaxing environment – as well as a good night sleep.
in a dark grey colour to match the existing primary windows, making them as inconspicuous as possible. As testament to the detailed planning throughout the design and build phases, their efforts were rewarded with the Hotel gaining a BREEAM Excellent rating. Established in 1966 and granted the Royal Warrant in 2004, Selectaglaze has a wealth of experience, working closely with clients on all different building styles from Listed buildings, to new build. For further information, literature and test results, please contact Selectaglaze on 01727 837271 email@example.com www.selectaglaze.co.uk
A total of 37 openings were treated with the secondary glazing being finished
Brio Clears The Way For State Of The Art Single Run Sliding Doors
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Brio, the leading architectural sliding and folding door hardware manufacturer, has developed a wide range of hardware for exterior and interior sliding timber or glass doors that enables architects and specifiers to take another step forward to successfully achieve their vision. No product range offers more cutting edge options for designers than Brio Single Run and Single Run Zero Clearance architectural hardware, designed specifically by Brio for today’s light and airy buildings. The striking appearance achieved with floor to ceiling doors presents its own unique challenges when it comes to sliding door hardware, which has led Brio to design and manufacture its Single Run Zero Clearance range, including glass panel options, to achieve clearances of just 2.5mm between the track and top of the door. Brio’s Single Run Zero Clearance option makes floor to ceiling sliding doors more streamlined and compatible with today’s uncluttered minimalist interiors.
The Zero Clearance option, available across Brio’s Single Run 80 – Single Run 350 product portfolio, and Single Run Glass range, eliminates distracting sight of the ceiling mounted sliding gear with hardware that is discreetly hidden from view. Ultimately, Single Run Zero Clearance offers a pleasing aesthetic finish to floor to ceiling installations. With no hanger plates or screws protruding above the top edge of the door, Single Run Zero Clearance has been designed to achieve clearances of 2.5mm between the track and the top of the door. At the same time, the new spring loaded guide and bottom rail can also be concealed within the bottom edge of the door thereby extending Zero Clearance benefits from floor to ceiling. All Brio Single Run systems offer quiet finger-tip control through the combination of track profile, precision bearings and appropriately-tyred wheels.
Reynaers at Home builds on green credentials with Green Acres
A brand new development in Princes Risborough has used an array of innovative products from aluminium systems company Reynaers at Home. Unusually for a domestic project, curtain
curtain wall systems are particularly well
Reynaers at Home’s products are robust,
walling product CW 50 has been used to
equipped to enhance the living and
thermally efficient and strong. Its full
maximise light and space, along with CF
working environment of a residential
curtain walling range complies with the
77 bi-folding doors and CS 68 aluminium
highest standards in energy efficiency
windows and doors. This curtain wall has
and security too and is fully compatible
made it possible to have a feature wall of
“We offer a range of solutions, such as
with its aluminium windows, aluminium
glass that is two storeys high.
different styles of face caps from horizontal
doors, aluminium roof systems and even
to vertical lining, to a more minimalistic
photovoltaic panels to offer a complete
The aptly-named Green Acres not only
look using structural glazing or clamping
solution combined with endless design
boasts advanced and highly energy-
incorporate triple glazing and other
“Reynaers at Home also offers tailored
A 10-year insurance backed system
sustainable elements, but also has
solutions for those projects that require
guarantee is available for all of Reynaers at
wonderful views across the beautiful
a specific architectural design for their
Home’s aluminium curtain walls.
Green Acres was constructed this year and
“Our aluminium façade products are
dedicated to offering the very best
the fabricator was Fusion Glazing.
available in a hundred different colours
architectural glazing products and
and finishes for both inside and outside,
service to the discerning householder.
Marketing Manager at Reynaers Rebecca
ranging from a matt, gloss or anodised
For more information see the website
Cope said: “Reynaers at Home’s range of
finish, to a special low maintenance and
made-to-measure aluminium windows
scratch resistant Coatex finish. Even a
and doors draws on 50 years of design and
realistic wood effect is available.”
or call 0121 421 9707.
efficient materials, with the ability to
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engineering excellence. The aluminium
TREND FOR LARGER WINDOWS AND PATIO DOORS DRIVES SALES OF 22MM AND 27MM CAVITY SOLUTIONS FOR INTEGRAL BLINDS BY MORLEY GLASS
TREND FOR LARGER WINDOWS AND PATIO DOORS DRIVES SALES OF 22MM AND 27MM CAVITY SOLUTIONS FOR INTEGRAL BLINDS BY MORLEY GLASS Morley Glass and Glazing, the UK’s largest manufacturer of ScreenLine® integral blinds, has seen 29% annual growth in sales of its Uni-Blinds® sealed units with 22mm and 27mm cavities due to increased demand for larger windows including sliding patio and bi-fold doors. Ian Short, managing director, explains: “Typical domestic windows and doors feature 28mm sealed units with a 20mm cavity, into which we can fit ScreenLine® integral blinds, in a wide range of colour options. However, there is growing demand for larger windows and doors – both for the domestic and commercial markets – which
require 22mm or 27mm cavities. Our integral blinds inside can be fitted into doors and windows as large as 2 metres high and 2 metres wide – and they are available in just 10 days. Sealed from any ingress of dirt, dust and moisture, integral blinds offer an easy to use, low maintenance and safe solution that can help to reduce the effect of direct sunlight and heat loss, offering protection from overheating in the summer and improved thermal insulation in the winter. For more information visit www.morleyglass.co.uk.
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See more of the great outdoors...
Our top quality windows and stunning bi-fold or sliding doors will enhance your extension, renovation or self-build beautifully, giving a clear view of your outside space. Our experienced team offers free advice and a quotation so you can confidently choose the best. Nationwide delivery. Visit www.livingwoodwindows.co.uk or call Toby Golding/Antony Jackson on 01284 764045.
Business Park Gets Sustainable SuDS Treatment Aberdeen’s new International Business Park, next to the City’s Airport, is delivering a Sustainable Drainage (SuDS) scheme using Up-Flo™ filtration units and Hydro BioCell™ biofiltration units from Hydro International to meet strict planning and pollutant removal criteria. A wide-variety of SuDS components were included in the first phase of the development to meet stringent planning requirements and achieve the level of treatment required by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA). “Finding small footprint solutions to achieve high treatment levels was limited,” explains project engineer Nick Watson of Mott MacDonald. “The six Hydro BioCell™ units are installed in a landscaped courtyard garden around three linked commercial blocks. Runoff from the two-storey car park is treated via four Up-Flo™ Filters in concrete manholes. “There are some occasions where the more natural engineering approach is less suitable due to a lack of space and having an option like Up-Flo™ can be useful.” For more information about the Hydro Up-Flo™ and Hydro BioCell™ and other stormwater and wastewater management products, please call 01275 337955, email email@example.com or visit www.hydro-int.com.
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5 Real Reasons to Choose Steel
We often get questions about comparisons of different materials. Very frequently the choice is between steel versus plastic or aluminum. Our choice at Lindab is, and has always been, steel. We will give you 5 real reasons to choose steel for your rainwater system rather than PVC or aluminum. Most of these arguments go for all steel systems, but we think that we add even more to this fantastic material. We have been processing
A rainwater system made of steel can last in excess of 70 years. To aid to the lifespan we rustproof the material with a 275 grams zinc coating. This gives the system a selfhealing quality where scratches and cuts are automatically sealed by zinc ions that migrate to re-coat the uncovered steel. 4. Strong as steel
steel for more than 50 years and we buy over
Steel is the foundation of all modern
200 000 tonnes of steel every year, so we feel
construction, and there is a reason for that.
that we know what we are doing. We also put
Steel is strong. Snow, hail, falling tree branches
our products through rigorous testing.
and other circumstances can easily break
1. Steel has the lowest carbon footprint of all rainwater systems materials
a rainwater system made from aluminum or plastic materials. And even though we recommend that you are careful during the
With steel you get a cost effective and
installation, a steel system is much more heavy
environmental friendly installation that is 100
duty than its competitors.
% recyclable. Our Rainline system is made from sheet steel, a raw material that has a natural place in today’s approach towards sustainability. 2. Steel stays in shape
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3. It’s really long lived
5. Steel is actually cheaper than plastic or aluminum The initial cost for a steel rainwater system is higher. We’re not saying that it’s not. But if you take into consideration the lifespan
Virtually all materials are affected by differences
and maintenance needed for the respective
in temperature and grows and shrinks as the
systems, you actually save money. The lifecycle
weather changes. Compared to aluminum
cost for a steel system is considerably lower
and plastic, steel has a lot smaller movement
than any other system out there.
factor. This means that your installation is much more likely to last as connections and fixation points won’t take such a beating as with other materials.
For more information contact Telephone 0121 585 2780 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web- www.lindab.co.uk/rainline
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For more information: T: 0121 585 2780 E: email@example.com www.lindab.co.uk/rainline NB: • Not applicable to Black, Aluzinc, Natural Copper or Stainless Steel ﬁnishes • Please check availability, extended lead times may apply • Promotion available on orders received by Lindab 1st September 2015 to 23rd December 2015 • Terms and Conditions apply
The plot is located in the city of Seville, in the scope of its historic centre and particularly in the sector of Murillo Gardens, in San Bernardo neighbourhood. The street facade has northeast orientation.
Building For 21 Houses Roman Y Canivell Architects: Roman y Canivell
Photographs: Miguel de Guzmรกn
The urban environment in
second floor and penthouse.
and distributed around the
which we find our building
There are 21 apartments
perimeter of the site. These
is the typical historic house
with 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedrooms,
courts contribute, together
of Seville. This type has three
spread around a large central
with the principal, to provide
floors often. In front of it is the
courtyard that is shaped as the
cross ventilation throughout
City Hall of Provincial of Seville.
star of the project.
We propose a project with a
Keeping in mind that most
There are two cores of
modern design but according
of the houses are inside, we
vertical communication and
to the characteristic buildings
understood that the design of
distribution is done through
in the area. A premise is to
the main courtyard had to be
"integrate" a contemporary
treated with the importance of
architecture with a
floors for garages and storage
consolidated historic site.
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It also has two underground
For proper ventilation and
use. In the rooftop there is a
It is a multi-family building
adequate lighting we have a
small community pool.
with garages and storerooms.
series of secondary courtyards
It is consists of ground, first,
that are attached to medians
Now Heckmondwike FB shape up with the Plank, designed to inspire specifiers and designers in the office, commercial and educational sectors. The new Plank range replicates the size and shape of contemporary planked flooring, but with the aesthetics and comfort of fibre bonded carpet.
The overall effect is stunning, creating a modern, vibrant interior that is available in a wide choice of colours. Available in 5 ranges: Array - 12 colours Night Sky - 9 Colours Iron Duke - 16 Colours Broadrib - 24 Colours Supacord - 42 Colours
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NEW : Striking decors and designs from EarthWerks速 Our new OP 800 Series seamlessly compliments our best-selling line of Tempo, adding both depth and sophistication. OP 800 has 12 new and refreshing options in fashionable 1.2 m long planks, and a long lasting commercial specification of 2.5 mm thickness, with a 0.55 mm wearlayer. EarthWerks速 Design and Innovation in everything we do. High-quality Dry-Back LVT No internet selling No mass saturation of brand Partnership agreements that truly benefit both customer and supplier EarthWerks速, flooring inspired by nature. Design and innovation - the hallmark of everything we do. Please contact us on our free phone number to discuss these exciting new ranges. Free phone : 0800 689 1657 E-mail : email@example.com A Proud member of CFA
Levato Mono porcelain paver system has recently been installed on the new roof terrace at Bristol Airport East Terminal extension. Circa 400m2 of the system was specified in order to conquer a number of challenges; covering EPDM membrane laid with multiple falls; to hide services and drainage gulleys but still have accessibility for future maintenance; cutting around the numerous stainless steel posts and glazed partition with accuracy for the shroud detail. The finish the Architect specified was Teknotimber Dark oak – offering the Client an attractive, flexible and well designed raised flooring solution and with incredible technical properties; R11 slip rating; lightweight at just 45kgs per m2; Non porous surface and 1000kgs loading per 600x600x20mm paver to name but a few of the benefits. Our Self-levelling head / height adjustable pedestals were used on this project to facilitate a speedy installation and enabling the installers to adjust the pedestal heights to millimetre accuracy, thus creating a perfectly level deck. Available in 40+ colours and finishes in both ultra-realistic timber and stone effect, by combining 3D printing
and mould making technology to reproduce identical copies of natural materials and with up to 30 prints available for each paver range. Once laid, the eye is unable to discern any replicated pattern allowing for a completely natural looking surface. Recently specified for external dining areas at London Zoo, LIDL HQ Northfleet and the new Portico Terrace at Theatre Royal Drury Lane - where Levato Mono sandstone effect paver ranges were considered so similar to natural sandstone material that is was sanctioned for use on a Grade I listed building by English Heritage. Used in conjunction with height adjustable fixed head or self- levelling pedestals or fixed height paver support pads, the Levato Mono system makes it possible to create perfectly level surfaces over uneven sub-surfaces. Ideal for installation over all waterproof membranes our support systems cover height ranges from 9mm to 550mm and incorporate a patented selflevelling slope correction facility with the convenience of height adjustment after the pavers are installed.
Levato Mono porcelain paver system benefits at a glance… •
‘Floating floor’ – installation over single ply membranes
Eternal product - zero maintenance required, offering massive over-life savings
Highly abrasion and stain resistant
Highly slip resistant; R11 and achieved up to +65 wet in the BS pendulum test
Lightweight – 45kgs per m2
High load bearing and impact resistance
Timber & stone effects; 40+ finishes available
Ideal for balconies, roof terraces and piazzas, for both commercial and residential use
Completely non porous
Fire & frost proof
Height adjustable supports to raise surface from 9mm up to 550mm
LEVATO MONO porcelain paver system The Levato Mono porcelain paver system is the pinnacle of external raised flooring technology; enabling the specification of lightweight, slip resistant and attractive raised flooring solutions, combining incredible technical properties with uncompromising aesthetics; making them the ideal choice for commercial and domestic use alike.
• 20mm porcelain pavers 40x80 45x90 60x60 75x75 30x120 40x120 60x120 • ‘Floating floor’ – installation over single ply membranes • Eternal product - zero maintenance required – offering massive over-life savings • Highly abrasion and stain resistant • Highly slip resistant ; R11 and achieved up to +65 wet in the BS pendulum test • Lightweight – 45kgs per m2 • High load bearing and impact resistance • Timber & stone effects ; 40+ ﬁnishes available
• Completely non porous • Fire & frost proof
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• Height-adjustable support from 9mm up to 550mm
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• Ideal for balconies, roof terraces and piazzas, for both commercial & residential use
ANGULAR AND ARTISTIC: THE NEW TRATTO FROM MHS RADIATORS
MHS Radiators has added the modern and elegant Tratto to its collection of radiators and towel rails. This graceful and flowing heat emitter makes an immediate and striking impression, thanks to its vibrant and fluid three-dimensional design. Utilising seductive curves and stunning optional LED side strips, the Tratto creates a warming halo effect, becoming the centrepiece of a modern bathroom. Made from steel, not only is Tratto an artistic focal point for a room, its unique angular structure also provides a functional shelf for towels. The radiator offers outputs up to 887 Watts, can operate up to 4-bar and is finished in a variety of
classic and special colours. The radiator also has a transparent towel holder, which can be installed at three different heights, while its valve connections are cleverly hidden from view. There are two sizes available in the Tratto range, measuring 1,200mm x 450mm and 1,600mm x 450mm respectively. Each model is available with or without the LED side strips, as well as an electric option. All Tratto radiators are supplied with a five-year guarantee as standard. For more information about MHS Radiators and its portfolio of designer, multi column, period cast iron radiators and towel rails, please telephone 01268 546700 or visit www.mhsradiators.com
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Consort Claudgen Panel Convector Heaters The very latest collection of Consort Claudgenâ€™s designer panel convector heaters offer so much more with its cleverly designed features. The white and stainless steel panel heaters now have strengthened grilles to increase durability. The wall mounting system features a new snap-on bracket which allows easy installation and mounting on/off for cleaning and decorating. With wireless control option available, this slimline and energy saving range makes a perfect choice for both commercial and domestic use where space saving and efficiency with style are paramount. They are ideal for hotels, offices, bedrooms, kitchens, bathrooms and laundries. To request copies of the latest catalogue, Email: email@example.com, Tel: 01646 692172 or Fax: 01646 695195.
True beauty requires no explanation! The Vision Trimline range from Percy Doughty are skilfully engineered to allow a truly trimless fire. Combined with the meticulous attention to detail of the realisation of our fuel bed and flame patterns, ensure a perfect recitation of a natural living fire. This year we have introduced new lines, and for the first time we are giving more flexibility with the TL73 mantel kit, enabling customers to create their own unique fireplace. This year the Vision Trimlines* are equipped with an innovative double burner system. This clever feature staggers the flame pattern in two rows and gives an extra sense of depth and realism, whilst offering a more economical way to use your fire. Whatâ€™s more, weâ€™ve teamed up with Capital Fireplaces, Heat Design, MAC and Tiletec, offering full UK and Ireland distribution.
A Great British Company since 1952.
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*Single burners on the TL38, TL46 and TL73 models
red edition Founded by Cyril Laborbe in 2006, Red Edition is a Parisian company that designs and manufactures exquisite 50s-inspired furniture, distributed worldwide. After living in Vietnam for several years, Cyril became very attached to its people, their culture and their incredible savoir-faire. This feeling has not left him since, and is the reason he made his adopted country the cornerstone of his project. Placing lacquer and woodwork at the heart of his creations and embracing Vietnamese savoir-faire, Cyril founded Red Edition, a furniture company that designs and creates beautiful neo-vintage furniture that boasts remarkable quality and style.
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Being a real design enthusiast himself, Cyril and his team came up with a collection of unique designs that are
adored by generations of all ages. Indeed, Red Edition’s ingenious use of proportions and wide selection of colours and materials all combine to make Red Edition a brand to remember. Permanently dedicated to innovation, the Red Edition team is accessible, ultraconnected and always seeking new ways to communicate, work, and develop their universe. The creative team, consisting of Cyril Laborbe, Marie De Sigalony and Marion Misbach contributes to the identity of Red Edition. Their wide collection includes their very popular coffee table and loveseat, whose stunning Mid-Century details would make a statement in any home. Thanks to their very recognisable design aesthetic, many professionals are now
calling on Red Edition’s services to design their interior projects, pop-ups, hotels and restaurants: notably, the Hotel Crayon Rouge in Paris and Hotel Kouros in Mykonos – as well as their own showroom, the Red Edition Apartment, a true concept store in the heart of the Parisian Soho, Le Marais. Having started as an e-commerce store and now distributing to outlets worldwide, this year Red Edition have unveiled their very own boutique in the form of the Red Edition Apartment. This beautiful showroom is a true experience for customers and interior designers alike, reflecting all that the brand stands for and more. The Red Edition Apartment, which also functions as the brand’s creative studio and headquarters, offers a personal, warm and welcoming experience to everyone who walks through its doors.
www.rededition.com “Ever since Red Edition was founded, I’ve been committed to creating simple, beautiful, colourful, modern furniture. And to working the way I love to: surrounded, supported, motivated and inspired by friends and talents from all walks of life... This is the singularity – and the wealth – of Red Edition. We appreciate trends but prioritise practicality; we conceive our furniture for your interiors; we respect your desires and sustain our friendship; we always remember that Red Edition is your brand.” – Cyril Laborbe
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bigger and better as it celebrates taking
Said Laraine: “Those who are interested
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Architects and designers visiting the
in sourcing products for commercial
up - with over 85% of its exhibitors being
2016 January Furniture Show will gain a
or domestic projects can see all their
wide range of furniture and furnishings
main suppliers under one roof in a day.
inspiration with the newly added Fabric
The January Furniture Show is the first
The show, which runs over four days (24-27
Pavilion and Flooring Showcase which
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January) has expanded into Hall 5 as more
includes some of the best known names in
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major names attracts retailers, interior Said Laraine Janes, co-director of the
designers, contract buyers, architects and
The January Furniture Show was recently
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developers to the NEC in Birmingham – an
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annual showcase event.
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he provision of sit-stand workstations across the UK is rapidly becoming common practice as the dangers associated with ‘oversitting’ become common knowledge. While sit/stand puns are quickly exhausted, organisations continue to redefine their workplace strategies, prioritising worker wellbeing alongside cost efficiency in order to create happier, healthier, high performing office environments.
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The latest evolution of KI’s Work2 workstation range allows organisations to introduce the benefits of powered sit-stand workstations in a selective, cost-effective and practical way. Back-to-back workstations can be initially specified at fixed height, sit-stand, or a blend of the two, offering the flexibility to accommodate any future reconfigurations. Changes can be made quickly and easily, one position at a time with minimal disruption to neighbouring positions. This flexibility gives companies the opportunity to not just spread the cost of this investment over time, it also allows thorough analysis of employee adoption of this new working style.
Designed and manufactured in the UK, the Work2 sitstand range features the latest technology in powered sit-stand actuator design with a built in obstruction sensor safety mechanism. It is available as a back-to-back, linked bench or single desk, making it suitable for multiple applications including open plan, executive suites and small meeting rooms. Its complete design cohesion with KI’s portfolio of screens, storage and third space systems, as well as Work2 cantilever benches, helps create a functional and aesthetically harmonious office landscape. KI Europe is a local manufacturer of high quality furniture for workplaces and educational institutions. Bringing together good design, advanced engineering and sustainable resources, KI’s products are durable, flexible and offer excellent value. KI Europe is headquartered in London and is part of one of the world's largest independent furniture manufacturing groups, KI (Krueger International, Inc.). Please visit the KI Europe website at www.kieurope.com or telephone 020 7404 7441 for more information.
Amari Plastics, the UK’s leading distributor of plastic sheets, rods, films and tubes are always on the lookout for additional products to ensure that their product offering to the retail and interiors market is as broad as can be.
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esigners and architects are constantly on the search for products which allow them to make their ideas a reality, whilst also providing functionality and ease of care. Kerrock solid surface material fulfils all of these requirements and is set to make a huge impact on the UK market for retail design.
Whether it is for food service areas, checkout counters, display cases, wall cladding, furniture or changing rooms, Kerrock has the versatility and durability to offer the perfect solution. The colour and texture options are unlimited and its non porous structure means that when properly cleaned, it won`t allow the growth of bacteria. It can also withstand the rigours of high volume traffic areas in your store or shopping centre. Kerrock is a composite material that looks and feels like stone but is actually acrylic based. The composition is made by mixing acrylic polymer with aluminium hydroxide both of which are completely safe to both humans and the environment as a whole.
Kerrock benefits At a Glance • Acrylic based composite material • Non porous • Durable enabling use in high volume traffic areas • Flame retardant fire classification class B, s1, d0 according to EN 13501-1, the new European standard norm. • No halogenated fire retardants making the material non-toxic • Ability to carry out all normal wood working processes • Hugely versatile product – a designers dream
It has been given the fire classification of “fire retardant”, meaning it meets fire classification class B s1-do according to EN 13501-1 the new European standard norm. This classification is achieved without the addition of halogenated fire retardants, making the material non-toxic.
Kerrock is a fabricators dream as it can be processed in a multitude of ways. Bend it, shape it, thermoform it, engrave it! What you do with Kerrock is really down to your imagination! Its fire rating means that it can be used in domestic or commercial applications where increased fire regulations are in place such as airports, metro, shopping malls, shops, exhibitions or interior panelling. Kerrock is a fabricators dream as it can be processed in a multitude of ways. Bend it, shape it, thermoform it, engrave it! What you do with Kerrock is really down to your imagination! Kerrock can be processed in the same manner as wood, using the usual woodworking machinery. You can use nearly all wood processing methods: sawing, drilling, cutting, grinding, milling, polishing, gluing and thermal designing. Kerrock allows you to create virtually seamless structures and sculptures, to match the design you desire.
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Kerrock Lumino, offers a range of bright, highly translucent colours which can be used to create ambience in your retail space and opens up new possibilities for designers and architects. As Kerrock is solid the whole way through, you have the ability to engrave patterns into Kerrock to show store logos or create signage which can be back lit to reveal your design.
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Tata Communications Saracen Interiors designed and delivered a full fit out for the new offices of this global network services provider at Vintners Place on the north bank of the River Thames by Southwark. The design, reflecting Tata Communicationsâ€™ vision of a mobile, flexible working environment that encourages innovation through collaboration, is now expected to be rolled out globally. â€œSaracen worked in challenging circumstances as there are certain logistics to consider when carrying out any alterations to a historic building of such prestige in this location. The team designed according to what it had absorbed from us during the early stages to deliver outstanding results that best promote our brand while fulfilling the needs of our staff. We look forward to working with them closely again in the future as a trusted partner.â€? Kathryn Partridge, vice president of brand and corporate
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The turnkey project comprised the full fit out of the South East wing on the second floor of the building. Work to the reception area included a combination of exceptionally high quality walnut, graphite and stone finishes. A bespoke feature desk of graphite and stainless steel was installed along with elevated ceiling sections with uplighters, an integrated media wall and natural stone porcelain floor tiles with Pantone branded mosaic insert tiles. Fittings and furniture include Senator work stations, Knoll seating booths, with integrated plug and play technology and varying work station heights, to increase vitality and promote collaborative working. A 30-metre feature ceiling raft also marks a centralised zone designed to change office dynamics, reflecting different levels and dimensions in the use of the open space. “We’re developing a strong reputation across the industry for our design work and this job perfectly illustrates what we do, reflecting the quality of our work and an attention to detail that reinforces the professionalism and high standards of our team. We’ve worked full-time, seven days a week, on this project to ensure all of the client’s needs have been met and we’re pleased to have fully delivered for this company.” Michael Page, joint managing director of Saracen Interiors www.saraceninteriors.com
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Client: Tata Communications Sector: Commercial Project: Design and full fit out Time: 12 weeks Location: North bank of the River Thames
Shenzhen tower design unveiled
Pei Cobb Freed & Partners has unveiled its design for an iconic tower to be erected on the gateway site of a planned business development in the Nanshan District of Shenzhen, China. The new building, which will be completed in 2017, will house the South China offices of China Minmetals Corporation, one of the world’s leading metal companies and the largest iron and steel trader in China. The architects have carefully sited the new 29-story tower to be respectful of its neighbors and allow for extensively landscaped public space at ground level. The tower is distinguished from its strictly orthogonal neighbors by its gently sloping north and south facades, which extend above the main roof to form expressive apexes at the northeast and southeast corners. Resembling wind-filled sails, these arcing facades are balanced by a contrasting parallelogram geometry that creates mast-like silhouettes on the other two sides. “Our aim was to evoke a timeless form,” says Yvonne Szeto, design partner for the project. “A sail is both graceful and auspicious, taking its energy freely from nature.”
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The material qualities of the building expand on this theme. The curtain wall system enclosing the sail forms includes floor-to-ceiling vision glass and matching shadow-box glazing at the spandrels, creating a light and open effect. The mast forms combine vision glass and stone spandrels, with larger expanses of stone at the base that suggest ballast for the sails and bring a sense of solidity and dignity to the entry levels of the tower. The structural design adds its own expression to the sail imagery through exterior lateral bracing: two X-braced groupings of 12 floors each are separated by three horizontal single-story braced truss floors, recalling a framework of nautical ties and battens. Four-story-high porches on the towerâ€™s north and south sides serve as signature gateways, leading to a generous public open space with a terraced landscape that incorporates water features and public art, integrating active uses on the ground floor with retail on the floor below. The extensively developed Archetech - Page 86
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More recently it had been used as office
and old, referencing the historic and
studios, a nightclub, a gym and restaurant.
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Grade 1 listed Sessions House. The Roman
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format bricks create a horizontal emphasis
existing structure which would have led to
across the façade and reflect the sturdy
severely compromised spaces. A new build
masonry characteristic of the area, whilst
scheme offered a significant improvement
the handmade nature of the surface is
to the public realm and also much better
exploiting by using the brick on edge to
volume and light to the office floors.
create sills and soffits and handsetting all the brickwork with the exception of the
Turnmill draws inspiration from the historic
pre-cats soffits. A range of special moulds
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were fabricated to create curved and
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angled bricks which achieve the complex
creative media industries. The curved plan
geometry of the plan.
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form is a direct response to the movement of people around the busy site which is
To emphasise the feeling of movement,
set to intensify as Farringdon Crossrail
the mortar joints are recessed horizontally
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and depth of the mortar joint shadow.
concept is inspired by Barbara Hepworth’s
To form a more vertical fenestration
renowned sculpture ‘Curved Form Delphi’
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comparing the vernacular of ancient and
window reveals are deep and chamfered
modern Greece. The skin on the outside
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unusually panoramic views. En-masse, the
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Many of the fine details of the building
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repeat internally with curved reception
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and brass detailing. The double height
cabinets in the washrooms. The offices
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have low level fresh air supply system
break the massing into two elements
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in order to preserve the established
coupled with openable windows.
grain of Clerkenwell. The curves and
The lighting utilises a flexible track
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and varied internal spaces adding to
soffit combining lighting and detection.
the character and personality of the
Ground source heat pumps provide free
building. A continuous ribbon of external
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arrangement of street level restaurants
animates Turnmill Street and the junction
Photographs: Hufton + Crow
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Integral LED gives their new GU10 range a halogen look Integral LED has once again targeted the retro-fit lamp market by focusing on aesthetic detail. The UK LED manufacturer has championed products that look identical to the original halogen or incandescent bulb that they are designed to replace. Over the last couple of years, classic GLS equivalents have been a highlight of their expanding range. Now Integral’s new LED GU10s have taken a retro-step back to glass.
Integral’s new Classic Glass range of glass bodied LED GU10s have revived
“Our design team aim to remove the barriers that hamper customers choosing LED retrofit lights. The Classic Glass range of GU10 lamps offers a real alternative to the good looks of the Halogen dichroic GU10s they are destined to replace” commented Samik Halai, Senior Product Manager. The Classic Glass range also features a derivative of the popular ‘fly-eye’ lens that reduces glare by focussing the light beam through a collimated prism. The source consists of several LED chips or surface mounted devices that combine to generate a ‘COB-like’ light that decreases the heat profile of the lamp thus allowing for the use of glass. Integral LED has initially launched four non-dimmable versions of the GU10s 3.6w equivalent to 35W existing spotlight and a 4.4W lamp which exceeds the lumen strength of a typical 50W halogen
equivalent at 375 (useful lumens). Hence, the new top specification Classic Glass GU10 delivers a strong light whilst breaking the 5 watt power barrier which qualifies the lamp as domestic building part L1 compliant. The Integral Classic range is an ideal choice for bathrooms and kitchen where low profile lamp-holder luminaires often feature. A choice of 2700 and 4000 colour temperatures is also a useful way to deliver a functional light for a work surface or alternatively a more ambient illumination over a dining or lounge area. Effectively, the silver mirrored exterior of the GU10 presents a universal finish which does not clash with any luminaire, whether it is silver, bronze, black or white. The Classic GU10 range is available now through electrical wholesalers and distributors including Lyco, International LEDs, Lighting Direct, CLD Distribution and Ryness, with a dimmable version of the range launching early 2016. www.integral-led.com
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Luminaires in the halogen era were designed to allow light to pass through the wall of the globe – effectively shining light backwards. This feature was intended to spill infra-red and ultra-violet light sideways in order to dissipate the intense heat that is emitted by a tungsten filament. Many luminaires (especially in bathrooms) are designed to allow this attractive iridescent and multi-coloured light to be pooled on the ceiling and other adjacent surfaces. To enable this effect, the lamp holder in many fixtures was cut back to surround the stem or cylinder of the lamp itself.
the aesthetic look of a dichroic halogen spotlight. The solid therma-plastic body of current LED models has been replaced by glass which is a perfect complement for many existing decorative luminaires.
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presenting designers with the opportunity
in MK’s Aspect, Edge, Metalclad Plus, and
perfect bedroom, bathroom or lounge.
to create a space that they can claim is
Logic Plus ranges.
However, as the trend for technology
truly unique. A key innovation is the arrival of Dynamic
products focuses more and more on design and ease of use, the notion that
Hand-in-hand with the designer’s quest to
Device Recognition (DDR): a ‘smart’
function must always trump form has been
create something individual is the user’s
approach to charging devices via USB,
completely turned on its head. This trend
expectation of the latest in technology, a
developed by MK Electric. DDR ensures
has had a transformational impact on the
demand experienced in both the luxury
that whichever make or model you are
electrical industry too.
hotel and residential sectors. Specifiers
charging, that device recognises the socket
are looking for functionality in wiring
or module as it would its own charger,
accessories that is high-tech but also instinctive, such as the touch technology for on-off switching and dimming functions used in the Elements range. The technology and design of the Elements Collection complement one another to produce a range that not only embodies smart technology but also looks smart and chic too. As electrical manufacturers start to raise
The Elements Collection now includes a
their game – offering a wide selection of
new range of combination plates, offering
and draws current from the USB charging
customised finishes matching seasonal
a comprehensive multimedia solution for
socket in the way that best suits its design.
trends – architects and designers are
interior architects and designers to specify
Designed with versatility in mind, the USB
running out of reasons to accept that
on their projects. The combination plates
ports in MK’s sockets are vertically stacked
wiring accessories are just an inevitable
can accommodate a number of power and
under the rockers, allowing for each of
eye sore to be hidden away, covered up or
the USB outlets to be used simultaneously
even when transformer plug tops are in use. MK Electric’s Elements Collection,
Ranges like MK Electric’s Elements
combination plates, and USB charging
Collection of wiring accessories offer
sockets are all made in the UK.
designers the ability to keep up with the ever-changing trends and colours
Wiring accessories are a small part of
in interior design, combined with the
interior design, but an important one: that
latest technology. The dimmers and
first touch of a switch can set the tone for
sockets in the collection can take on the
the whole room experience.
appearance of glass, wood, metallics, or hide to complement or contrast with their
data configurations to solve just about any
surroundings. The collection offers an
modern specifying dilemma, while fitting the style and expression of a room. The combination plates are also offered in MK’s
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Aspect, Edge and Logic Plus ranges. Another recent innovative addition to the Elements range is integrated USB sockets which provide an optimised and efficient charging performance for users. As smartphones and tablets are increasingly used by consumers in both the home and workplace, the ability to charge
Switch on your imagination
MK ELEMENTS COLLECTION SYNTHETICS I METALLICS I GLASS EFFECT I NATURALS MK Electric has always been switched on to new possibilities, which is why today weâ€™ve reinvented the humble light switch. Our new MK Elements Collection is a revolutionary range of switches, sockets and touch-control dimmers, customisable to suit any environment.
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New Solutions for Traditional Problems The lighting landscape has fundamentally
output and colour temperature to match
predictably smooth dimming, simplified
changed. Regulatory pressure
the needs of a space. This might mean
cable architecture and greater design
accompanied by technical development
filling a cathedral-like barn with light
flexibility make it a natural partner for LED
has seen LED transform from a supporting
from high-output yet discreet uplights
light source to being the mainstay of new
(which are far punchier than a retro fit
build and renovation lighting schemes. It
lamp) or using filters to tune the colour
Lighting design is not all about the light
hasn’t been a pain-free transformation.
temperature of specific picture lights to
source; it’s about delivering light that
Designing with LED requires a different
match the characteristics of individual
changes the way we feel about a space
approach and failing to understanding the
canvases in a collection.
is used and supports how we use it. Understanding the light sources however
characteristics of the light source can lead to problems with quality of light, colour
Similarly we can customise the size and
is critical to the process, and should be
rendering, dimming performance and
shape of fittings to integrate lighting into
considered at a very early stage, long
cabling architecture. Yet carefully chosen
the fabric of the building. Small sizes,
before electrical first fix starts. We talk
and well controlled LED can offer fabulous
cooler (but not cold!) fitting temperatures,
about lighting design being a blend
new solutions to traditional lighting
and longevity all give the designer more
of art and science: understanding the
freedom, although it’s imperative to ensure
characteristics of LED is one element of
that designs are maintainable over time.
halogen and then swapping MR16 or GU10
LED might not dim like traditional
Brilliant Lighting is an award-winning
halogen lamps for LED ones. An integrated
incandescent sources but if carefully
lighting design company offering
LED fitting (where the whole assembly is
designed LED and specific remote drivers
inspirational lighting design across the UK.
the light source) enables greater creativity
can benefit from a full range of dimming
and excellent technical performance.
protocols including 0-10v, DMX and DALI.
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The key is not designing as you would with
DALI is long established in the commercial Using dedicated LED fittings rather than
sector but we’re increasingly using DALI in
retrofit LED lamps enables us to tailor
residential projects. The combination of
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Wins 2015 ARIDO Award of Merit for NOIR Presentation Centre Mike Niven Interior Design Inc. has won an ARIDO (Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario) Award of Merit for their Noir Presentation Centre in downtown Toronto.
Noir Presentation Centre is set on an urban downtown street front setting. On the west side is the site of this presale presentation centre for a new 49-storey condominium building.
ARIDO has held an annual program for all registered members.
Already on the market, the client needed a site presence to increase the success of the presale phase of the project, and to compete with surrounding projects. It was a small site, but needed a large personality.
These annual awards are one of the most highly regarded honours in the interior design community. They showcase excellence, innovation and originality in interior design.
The centre consists of a very dramatic entrance, admin area, product/scale model, open/ closing areas, vignettes depicting kitchen & bath finishes. It took its cue from the marketing campaign, which had a fashion oriented composition on the dark side, conveying avant garde design sensibility. The project targeted towards a more sophisticated clientele. Key characters of the campaign were dressed in neo Victorian creations with a splash of Goth. The project was named NOIR.
Although glazed across the front of the presentation centre, the only visible cue to the inside is the glass doors to the entrance. A backlit black lace canopy is the only reference to the marketing campaign. This enticing and dramatic entrance, visible to street traffic. The desk is of polished bronze panels, simple in design, reflects textured herringbone floors, the â€œlaceâ€? canopy and offsets the neo Victorian desk lamps. Open sales area was exact opposite, conveying more of the sensibility of the suites. A scale model, perched on a bronze metal base at
centre stage, closing stations nearby, marketing visuals both static & virtual reality are neatly organized around perimeter. Vignettes of suite standards plus casual closing area make up the rest of sales area. For more information: www.mnidonline.com Photo credit: Paul Casselman Photography
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Lining Systems The importance of Fabrication By R D Mantle FIoR Managing Director of Ampteam Limited Sometimes a spark of clarity will result in a “eureka” or “light bulb” moment and an idea will evolve into a unique product. I don’t know how many people get such moments but it is certainly not uncommon as it is one of the things that makes us Human, our inventiveness! Such was the case many years ago when the idea for the Unifold® hinge was born, only I called it my “beer mat” moment, because at the time I was bending a beer mat and you can probably guess where I was when I was doing it! Since those early days of trials, tests, disappointments and triumphs, Unifold® has become a complete system and this has been achieved through an evolutionary process more by necessity than design, most often encountering a problem on site and returning to the factory and solving it in the workshop, employing fabrication techniques and whatever tests were necessary to prove the solution. Most of the fabricated components which are vital to the Unifold® system were designed in the early years of product development and we had many “light bulb” moments in that process along the way, such as the patented Clip Joint used for difficult and narrow applications. We learned the use of our hinge principle in so many ways to aid the fabrication process and to produce components which would be impossible any other way. From the outset this produced fabricated components fit for purpose and of exemplary quality.
We also realised early on that site working inside a gutter cavity could often be very difficult and to expect site operatives to “cut and carve” and then effectively seal a lining system was too much to ask, so our intention was and has been throughout for us to provide all fabrication, factory manufactured with simple gutter joints so the installation is constant and repetitive and as easy as we can make it. We became a “single product company” concentrating on providing product and service excellence. The system has proven to be entirely versatile with the ability to correctly line almost any existing system whether it is a level gutter or laid to falls. Some of our fabricated components are corners, tees, side boxes, sumps and expansion joints and these are just a few! In fact there are solutions for any circumstances however difficult or complex. For quite some time now we have insisted that anyone who installs Unifold must be trained to install the system. This is to ensure conformity and continuity of the system quality on site. This supports our 25 year comprehensive guarantee that includes the installation as well as quality of materials and manufacture. An industry first in gutter lining applications. It is also without doubt that Unifold® is a technical product which the following photographs clearly demonstrate.
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This first photograph shows part of a fabrication that was probably one of our most complex and certainly one of our largest.
This is a two piece corner detail with an intruding pier section.
And this is the complete fabrication in situ, 18 pieces in total! And five gutters entering a single space! Not easy, and not a common occurrence, but if you are going to “set your stall” to line gutters then the ability to cope with such circumstances is elemental and vital. This photograph shows a sump unit with two coned outlets and demonstrating that each end is a gutter section for ease of installation. Can you imagine attempting the manufacture of this on site?
The message is clear, any lining system must be able to cope with whatever the site conditions dictate and if a 25 year guarantee is offered then this must warranty that the system is going to work, without leaking, for that period of time and beyond. Our quality and fabrication expertise means we are content with our promises. www.gutterliners.com
It takes a long time to create perfection.
Once in a while a product comes along and changes everything, from the way itâ€™s crafted to the way it works. Products are often copied and many are great ideas that never really see true success in their application. Many years are spent searching for a product that will ultimately surpass expectations, stand the test of time and become recognised as the leader in its field. We created one of those successful products nearly two decades ago and still today it has never been equalled. Why? Because we have never compromised on quality.
UNIFOLDÂŽ Unrivalled excellence in gutter lining technology. www.gutterliners.com
Roof Maker Rooflights, skylights and roof lanterns play an important role in the design of modern buildings. They bring a sense of light, space and a visual appeal to building projects, as well as helping to create a more sustainable, energy efficient and comfortable interior environment. As rooflights can provide up to three times as much natural daylighting as conventional windows of a similar size, they offer enormous design potential to any architect or designer. Delivering unique design solutions At Roof Maker we understand not only the potential of rooflights within the structure of a building, but the technical and design requirements of architects. That is why we do more than just manufacture high specification products that exceed industry performance standards and meet the current needs of the market. We are always looking to the future. By constantly pushing the boundaries of rooflight technology with new marketleading concepts, industry changing approaches and pioneering technologies we offer added value and greater design freedom.
Opening Up Design Potential
Sun-Tint dynamic smart glass
Roof Maker is the first UK manufacturer to incorporate self-tinting thermochromic glass into its rooflights. Available initially across our Flat Fixed range, Sun-Tint automatically adapts to the intensity of the sunlight in order to control solar gain and maintain pleasant levels of natural interior daylight. Ideal for both domestic and commercial projects, Sun-Tint not only saves on the energy and costs associated with artificial lighting, heating and air conditioning, but it also helps to prevent the premature fading of interior furnishings.
Roof Maker is renowned for its superslim contemporary rooflights and roof lantern designs. With glazing bar connectors that are the slimmest on the market, this elegant range maximises natural daylighting making it suitable for both modern buildings and period properties.
Heat MirrorÂŠ Technology
All Roof Maker skylights, roof lanterns and rooflights are designed and manufactured in the UK and come with a 20 year unit seal warranty as standard.
Another industry first for roof windows, Heat MirrorÂŠ is a new generation high tech low emissivity film, which offers dramatically lower u values and has a 100% block on uv light. Available initially across our Flat Slider range, Heat MirrorÂŠ Insulated Glass Units weigh up to 33% less than comparably sized triple glazed units, increasing the potential for larger glazed areas.
With its architecturally inspiring designs and market leading technologies, Roof Maker is able to deliver the innovative rooflight solutions that will enable architects and designers to achieve their vision.
For more information, contact Roof Maker Ltd., 1 Pinfold Road, Thurmaston Leicester LE4 8AS. Tel: 0116 269 6297. Fax: 0116 269 6291. Email: email@example.com, Web: www.roof-maker.co.uk
â€œDesigning the lifestyle DREAMâ€?
We focus on innovation and excellence to bring you eco friendly designed rooflights that give an architecturally inspiring and minimalistic beautiful finish to any living space allowing a flood of light to flow in from above.
Our range of rooflights come with a 20 year unique seal warranty to give you total quality assurance and added peace of mind. Interior designers, architects and installers continually recommend us to their clients.
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Pioneers of anti-slip stair-nosings Safetytread products are a range of bespoke, premium, high quality anti-slip stair nosings manufactured in the UK. The products are long lasting: made from recycled aluminium profiles and either a ‘carborundum’ or PVC-Composition filler. Safetytread is environmentally friendly and provides a more economical solution than cheaper plastic materials. The treads will add excellent slip resistance to any staircase (internal or external); can be tailor-made to fit the exact dimensions of a stair tread and are available in a wide range of colours. Not only do they give an extremely professional finish; they also highlight the importance of the health and safety of staff and customers. We will meet your stair nosing requirements with a tailor-made, bespoke solution, filled in your desired colour.
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Specialising in health and safety, fire management and fire risk assessments, CDM Regulations, construction and dispute management. Bernadette Barker
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SAFE STORAGE ASSURED WITH THE SECURE STOR FROM SECURIKEY Leading supplier Securikey has further expanded its comprehensive range of physical security products with the new Secure Stor range of security cabinets. Independently tested and certified for ultimate peace of mind, the Secure Stor range is the ideal security solution for storing large, bulky items in commercial environments such as hospitals, schools and retail premises. Built to the same high quality standards as Securikey’s popular Steel Stor range, Secure Stor security cabinets are fully tested to EN 14450 S1 by leading testing house VdS and are also Sold Secure approved, giving independent assurance of their optimum reliability. Manufactured using robust 3mm steel, the Secure Stor features hardened steel plates that have been added to protect all potential attack areas and incorporate an innovative 3 way locking system for additional security.
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Available in five sizes to meet a wide range of space and storage requirements, all models are fitted with a double bitted key lock as standard or, if required, Securikey can deliver cabinets fitted with an electronic lock to allow straightforward access for more than one authorised user. Securikey is a market leading supplier of safety and security products in the UK, offering an innovative, high quality and comprehensive range including cash safes, fire safes, key cabinets, digital door locks, modular vaults, mirrors and padlocks, with a solution to meet practically any requirement.
Reef Villa & Spa, Sri Lanka, a seven suite luxury boutique hotel and spa designed by Bernadette Barker of Barker Consultants. www.reefvilla.com | www.barkerconsultants.com
For more information on the Steel Stor range or any other Securikey product, please contact Securikey on 01252 311888, email email@example.com or go to www.securikey.co.uk
Hochiki Europe - the UKâ€™s First Fire Detection Manufacturer to offer BIM Objects via the NBS National BIM Library 3D BIM objects contain key product information BIM enables the user to estimate costs throughout the entire life cycle of the building BIM Allows an easy exchange and storage of information BIM ensures consistency of information Download free from NBS National BIM Library To learn more please visit hochikieurope.com/bim
Eltheto Housing and Healthcare Complex 2by4-architects In the small town of Rijssen 2by4-
housing program that one would find in a
has become a major issue among elderly,
architects designed the new healthcare
suburb. They are open and social housing
especially if one of the partners has
and housing complex ‘Eltheto’ for elderly
blocks where the main focus is on the
people. Until recently elderly people were
quality of life and staying part of the
seen as a group that functions outside
social context. For the less independent
Eltheto’s goal is to keep elderly part of
of modern society and are only in need
inhabitants the housing program is
modern life and society by providing the
of care. The contemporary healthcare
adjusted according to their needs, but still
right healthcare and housing that fits
centers and housing for elderly people are
the focus on quality of life remains.
their current needs. If their needs will change they are able to receive health
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still designed according to his idea. Over the past decennia this resulted in a range
The focus of the design comes from a life
care at home or move to one of the other
of introvert buildings where the main
style research that looks at the different
Eltheto buildings that are designed to
focus is healthcare instead of the quality
needs and characteristics of elderly. Part
provide more specialized health care. This
of life itself.
of the research indicates that if elderly
way they can stay home longer and when
have to move away from their life style,
they eventually need to move they’ll stay
For Eltheto 2by4-architects inverted
in order to receive health care, their life
within the same neighbourhood.
this concept and separated the housing
expectancy will decrease. They become
and healthcare program. The housing
less mobile, more dependant and
The 4 housing blocks at the Eltheto
program functions like a particular
eventually socially isolated. Loneliness
complex provide housing for
independent elderly singles and
outdoor events and meetings, play games
some public services, such as a restaurant,
couples, elderly with Alzheimerâ€™s,
like PĂŠtanque or just sit under one of the
a library, a shop for daily groceries, a
elderly with somatic disabilities and
trees and enjoy the things happening
meditation centre, day care, hair salon
mentally disabled elderly. These 4
around them. The public space acquires
and numerous activity areas and office
housing blocks are situated around
its green character by its numerous trees
several public spaces. The public
and plants, all carefully chosen by colour,
spaces interact between the housing
shading amount, flowering period and
The centre is accessible directly from
blocks, the centrally located healthcare
fruit types criteria. All this contributes
the public space in order to strengthen
centre and the neighbourhood. The
to the so-called natural healing
even more the relationship between the
public space is owned by the client, a
indoor and outdoor spaces as well as the overall public character of this modern
housing corporation and a heath care The communal healthcare centre is
the public space according to their own
located in the centre of the public space
and can be seen as the heart of the whole complex. It provides health care services
The elderly are stimulated to organize
not only for the people living at Eltheto,
themselves and use the public place for
but also for the neighbourhood. Besides
programs like communal gardening,
health care the centre incorporates many
healthcare complex. 2by4-architects - www.2by4.nl
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organization, who want the elderly to use
Tread carefully with composite deck boards? The Timber Decking and Cladding Association (TDCA) is urging specifiers and users of wood plastic composite deck boards (also known as wood polymer composite, WPC or composite) to do their research before committing to a product. Equally installation in strict compliance with supplier guidance is a must. The concern stems from a number of poor performance issues reported to the association which appear to be limited to a particular type of hollow form WPC boards. Installation errors were a feature in many cases although product quality issues remain in question. Concern has also arisen about new composite deck boards being installed over often unsuitable, existing substructures. The Timber Decking and Cladding Association offers advice on how to build a durable timber substructure for wood plastic composite deck boards on its website at www.tda.org.uk/publications. You can also contact TDCA if you need help with existing decking that is not performing to expectations on 01977 558147.
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Avoid these issues by choosing the right product and installing it correctly.
What is SketchUp? SketchUp Pro is like a pencil with superpowers. Start by drawing lines and shapes. Push and pull surfaces to turn them into 3D forms. Stretch, copy, rotate and paint to make anything you like. More advanced? Start modelling from CAD and terrain data, photographs or even hand sketches.
New to SketchUp 2015 New tools • SketchUp 2015 features an official Rotated Rectangle tool, so you can now draw precise rectangles unbound by default axes. • With our new 3-point Arc tool -- there are now four different ways to draw arc’ed edges. • We’ve overhauled LayOut’s Label tool. You can now conveniently place and align beautiful, two-segmented leader labels.
Performance • We’ve sharpened “Face-Finder,” the code SketchUp uses to create faces while you’re modelling. • SketchUp is now self-aware of styles that help your model render faster.
SketchUp Pro licensing is now friendlier than ever before. Every SketchUp 2015 download starts with a 30-day trial of Pro features. Even better, 2015 Pro licenses can be used on a Mac or a PC.
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