Accoya, the world-leading modified wood product manufactured by Accsys Technologies, has been used to provide timber doors, brise soleil shading and external timber cladding to a number of new facilities at Airfield, a popular urban visitor attraction in south Dublin, Ireland.

Friday, 01 January 2016 00:00

Sun protection with a view

Behnisch Architects has once again demonstrated its holistic approach to sustainable architecture at a private residence in Stuttgart. The extension to the building, which was originally constructed in the 1930s, respects the environment while improving the quality of life for the users – all in equal measure.

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 00:00

A centre of excellence for the backstage arts

High House Production Park in Thurrock has become a thriving centre of excellence for the backstage arts. Its latest addition is the new Bob & Tamar Manoukian Costume Centre for the Royal Opera House, dedicated to the specialised construction and storage of costumes for opera and ballet.

Sunday, 01 November 2015 00:00

Ultra-modern meets handmade charm

A new work and retail space for a bakery at the RIBA Stirling Prize nominated Neo Bankside reflects the building’s contemporary style while staying true to its handmade, artisanal nature and ethos. Jonathan Harvey, Director at Holland Harvey Architects, explains more.

Thursday, 01 October 2015 00:00

A kaleidoscope of glass

Michael Metcalfe, Commercial Sales Manager at Pilkington United Kingdom Limited, explains how coloured glass has been used to create an architectural landmark in the centre of Stoke-on-Trent, one reminiscent of the city’s past.

Tuesday, 01 September 2015 00:00

Sustainable design for eternal rest

Synthetic rubber roofing membranes specialist, Firestone Building Products, has recently supplied the thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) roof for the ‘Reception Building’ of a ‘natural burial ground’ in Merseyside designed by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCB).

Saturday, 01 August 2015 00:00

Low impact living

A pioneering South Wales developer has set the standard for sustainability excellence at its flagship housebuilding project – fitting eight properties with exhaust air heat pump (EAHP) systems.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 00:00

Working on water

When Andrew Marston stumbled across a moored WWII Ferro concrete barge on the Penryn harbour in Cornwall, he saw beyond the rust – envisaging a workshop space bringing together functionality, contemporary design and sustainable living.

Monday, 01 June 2015 00:00

Eco town performs above average

The Cross Street Eco Town Development is an award-winning sustainable development which involved the construction of four new 2 and 3 bedroom dwellings ranging in size from 63 to 102m².

Introducing Aktivhaus, a triple zero home that generates 200% energy. The design is based on spaces and shows how even the smallest of London sites could use this model. As the design is also stackable, in the future, it also could also apply to med-high rise developments.

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