A striking rooftop extension, clad in Nordic Copper from Aurubis, announces the new teaching and learning centre for Birkbeck, University of London, housed in a prominent, refurbished corner building. Architectural practice Penoyre & Prasad, a studio of Perkins&Will, discusses its design.
For one New Zealand family, ‘forever home’ meant just that when they and their architect chose Nordic Copper for the external skin of their new house on the foreshore of Cass Bay, near Christchurch. The house’s organic design is an exemplar for copper in contemporary architecture while celebrating a strong tradition of craftsmanship.
Fire performance, chemical composition and resistance to pull-out loads were all factors considered by one of the leading national contractors in the selection of Magply MgO boards for the cladding build-up on four apartment blocks in Bristol.
Located in the foothills of the Franklin Mountains in El Paso in Texas, Camp Cohen is one of three new waterparks designed to celebrate the culture of the city’s diverse communities.
Definitive interactive guide to acoustic, fire and thermal insulation for specifiers updated for 2021.
Powdertech Corby has launched a particularly uplifting range of powder finishes and is calling it ‘Zest™’. As the name suggests, the new collection aims to add vibrancy and dazzle to architectural metalwork. Suitable for exterior and interior use on steel and aluminium, Zest finishes have excellent colour durability as well as the usual high protective performance against corrosion and abrasion that all Powdertech’s architectural finishes provide.
Jaguar Land Rover has a new site at Solihull in Warwickshire close to Birmingham Airport, with offices, showrooms and car parking cover a wide area. The architect’s aim was to create a thoroughly contemporary look, as depicts a high-end vehicle manufacturer, but also to ensure that the structure blended with the countryside surrounding it.
As the weather takes a turn, and it starts to warm up, we look out onto the garden and start planning our perfect summer; Alfresco dining and cocktails on the deck, enjoying an afternoon book in the summer house, crafting in the workshop, adding plants to the new sleepers or enjoying some champagne in the hot tub. To fully enjoy your endeavours, get your garden summer ready with Osmo!
Hundreds of square metres of 9mm Magply boards are currently being installed on an apartment development close to Reading’s commercial centre, after the specialist package contractor involved proposed the high performance MgO panel as an alternative to the original product specified, representing a value engineering solution.
Gresham St Paul’s on Gresham Street, Central London, has undergone a £50m transformation, delivered by Mace. Designed by leading architectural practice, Wilkinson Eyre, the project has maximised the building’s net internal area with an extensive remodelling programme, and added a three-storey extension at roof level.