Having recently celebrated its 60th anniversary, LEGO has been a family-favourite for many generations. The creativity and ingenuity boost these vividly-coloured building blocks contribute to children’s creative education is unparalleled and still stimulates the minds of youngsters today. So, just imagine the enchantment a life-size LEGO house would offer a child, and the nostalgia it would present to adults. That’s precisely what Copenhagen- and New York-based architectural firm, Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has bestowed on the residents and tourists of Billund, Denmark; an out-of-this-world structure fabricated from one of the world’s favourite educational toys; LEGO.

The new Atatürk Cultural Center (AKM) transforms a 1960s classic for cultural life into a new urban magnet for future generations.

REHAU is sponsoring the Building Services Forum 2018 as part of its commitment to supporting the professional development of its specifier and installer customers.

Designed by Vietnamese-based firm Vo Trong Nghia Architects, Ting Xi Bamboo Pavilion is situated in a suburban area, surrounded by a lush forest near the centre of Xiamen – a beautiful coastal city in China. The functional requirements primarily consist of a restaurant and a cafe lounge with 200 seats. In addition to this, the internal space is designed to be a flexible space that can host many different types of events.

RMIG Expanded Metal is a light, versatile and attractive choice for building applications because of its aesthetic qualities and the creative freedom it offers.

For all the startling advancements in technology, building access and security – whether in the public realm, at CNI sites or secure corporate facilities – must start by limiting access at the perimeter and integrating systems that can monitor, check and allow passage through perimeters with those that then offer access to buildings themselves, says Steve Bailes, Business Development Manager at the Zaun Group.

Heralded as the world’s most sustainable education building, the Atlas building at the University of Eindhoven has taken the top award in the Education category at the 2017 BREEAM Awards. The project achieved a BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ rating and the highest ever BREEAM score for an educational building with 93.86%.

Red Wharf Bay Sailing & Watersports Club is set in an area of outstanding beauty at Traeth Bychan on the Isle of Anglesey, North Wales. The member’s clubhouse has been sited here for over 50 years due to its suitable sailing waters.

Channel 4’s ongoing programme, Cabins in the Wild with Dick Strawbridge, sees eight designers, architects and amateur builders go head-to-head in a cabin-building competition. Judged in Wales’ picturesque Snowdonia, the entrants were briefed to design a cabin that exuded traditional Welsh elements and Carwyn Lloyd Jones’ Dragon’s Eye design is one concept that met the brief seamlessly.

Last month, Rockfon assembled some of the top names in acoustics to discuss the prevailing audible topics influencing today’s architecture. Here, FC&A reports on the findings from the stimulating roundtable held at South Shields’ impressive state-of-the-art cultural venue, The Word. Guided through the FaulknerBrowns-designed building by Project Director Nick Heyward, it was instantaneously evident that; to recognise an acoustically-sound environment, you have to physically experience the environmental change.

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