Professionals involved in the planning, design and ongoing management of public spaces and streetscapes must consider and address a number of factors when looking at site security and safety. Here, Mark Lester of Hörmann UK, explores the key issues and the solutions available to help mitigate against potential terrorist threats, without altering the overall landscape.
For the housing industry today, the problems of the ‘Third World War’ (i.e. COVID-19) mirror somewhat those of the Second World War when the aim was to come up with a quick, efficient and modern answer to a problem. In 1942, it was the bombed-out housing crisis. This was when the UK took inspiration from the USA and their very advanced and modern prefabricated houses for workers and families working on huge dam construction projects. UK prefabs were temporary homes built in the factory – they were the MMC (modern methods of construction) of their day.
Home to the new ME Dubai hotel, the Opus is located in the Burj Khalifa district adjacent to Downtown Dubai and Business Bay on the Dubai Water Canal. Exploring the balance between solid and void, opaque and transparent, interior and exterior, the design was presented by Zaha Hadid in 2007 and is the only hotel in which she created both its architecture and interiors.
This month, FC&A talks to Andy Parsons, Managing Director at Yelo Architects, about his career journey as an architect and discovers what drove him to open his very own practice 10 years ago.
RINNAI remote monitoring system gives sites total control of hot water delivery - and cuts operational costs.
Products from F. Ball and Co. Ltd. have helped to create a professional flooring finish over both wood and metal raised access panels as part of a refurbishment to create new office space for a government service in Liverpool.
The team at EOS are proud of their award-winning achievements and to showcase the outstanding projects they have been involved with - have launched a series of case study videos featuring:
As one of the UK’s foremost architectural powder coaters, specialising in distinctive shades and textures, Powdertech Corby has created a stunning bespoke shade for external cladding on the Blackhorse Mills development in Walthamstow, North East London.
UK manufacturer Glassolutions has launched a free-standing COVID-19 desk-top glass sneeze guard, ideal for social distancing in offices.