FDS Consult has provided its expert fire strategy services to the landmark Capital Towers development in East London. The fire engineering specialist was appointed to develop a strategy for its two interconnected, high rise buildings that would ensure the safety of residents while maximising space and reducing costs.
Rockpanel and ROCKWOOL have come together to present the latest research and thinking on how best to design out risk and ensure fire safety when it comes to specifying exterior cladding systems, with particular focus on high rise structures.
Kährs unveiled two ultra-matt wood flooring collections at Clerkenwell Design Week this year, Lux and Lumen. Recently winning Gold for 'Best Flooring' at the 2017 House Beautiful Awards, Kährs' Lux collection includes nine one-strip plank format designs in an array of natural colours, which are mirrored in Lumen's three-strip and two-strip designs.
Kährs' newly launched French Pattern wood flooring design has been shortlisted in the 2018 'International Design & Architecture Awards', within the 'Hard Flooring' category. The awards, held by 'design et al' magazine, celebrate some of the best design schemes, product launches and innovation from throughout the world.
Margot Krasojevic Architects’ Harmonic Turbine Tidal Hotel harnesses tidal energy to generate electricity. The idea was to redefine the hotel typology by embracing renewable energy to create a sustainable environment. This is the last of three tidal projects using the project brief to further underline the importance of interdisciplinary dialogue between architecture, engineering, renewable energy and industrial design.
Alumasc Skyline discusses the artistic hurdles many architects encounter when it comes to a building’s primary protection – the roofline
In this article, Ivan Colvil, Technical Sales Manager of Alumasc Skyline, explains why roofs and rooflines offer the perfect platform to show off creativity and style.
Joe Bell from the Formica Group discusses attitudes to disabled toilets and the influence of specification.
The design of Ohio’s Taussig Cancer Center has focused on putting its patients’ wellbeing at the centre of the scheme
Catherine Zeliotis, Senior Associate and Healthcare Leader at global architectural practice Stantec, discusses the innovative approach to building design and layout at the Taussig Cancer Center at Cleveland Clinic in Ohio.
Fed up of renting in London, Design Engineer Joe Stuart and Service Designer Lina Nilsson decided to build their own on a tiny, 38 square metre plot of land in East London. With a budget of just under £200k, they set about delivering Joe’s innovative concept for a six half-floor house with floating concrete slab, designed to maximise the space into a small but perfectly formed 83 square meters of home, all whilst being filmed by Channel 4’s Grand Designs. However, things soon went south…
There’s much to admire about our Scandinavian neighbours; whether it be the outstanding architecture of Stockholm, the minimalistic qualities of the region’s sought-after interior designs or, as suggested by the most recent Carlsberg advertisement, their love of natural environments. Steadily pushing the boundaries of interdisciplinary design, Scandinavia sets a precedence for architecture and design, and Oslo-based practice, Snøhetta, is indeed no exception.