An innovative landscape intervention for a new ephemeral burial model based on nature.

Sollertia, a firm specialising in textile architecture and the design, fabrication and construction of lightweight tensile structures, has extended its innovative services and expertise. Backed by an experienced team of professionals who specialise in high-performance technical textile structures, Sollertia’s comprehensive service offering focuses on creating bold, durable and innovative solutions that are advancing the state-of-the-art architecture.

Jean Hanna, Design Director at WWA Studios, has over 30 years’ experience in delivering large-scale projects for new-build and remodelled extra care, retirement housing and general needs housing schemes at a range of urban and rural locations. Here, she answers a few questions about her career and looks back on the path that led her to the position she holds today.

Vicaima doors have been selected by a Surrey based contractor for new apartments in central Woking town location, converting former office space into smart contemporary living.

Although one of our oldest building materials, traditionally covering the domes and spires of our city skylines, copper also offers limitless possibilities for contemporary architectural design. The numerous natural surfaces and alloys available today, deployed in various forms and systems, give copper timeless qualities, particularly suited to juxtaposition with historic buildings. Here, copper specialist Aurubis explores how innovative architects optimise the potential of this intriguing material.

The Wood Pavilion #1 is a spatial experiment that is located near a river in the tourist area of Jiangxin Island in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu. For the design, LIN Architecture overlooked the consideration of functional elements and began by looking for keywords that defined spatial aspects in the environment.

Brookfield Place, Sydney, designed for Brookfield Properties by Make Architects with Architectus as Executive Architect, is a mixed-use scheme that includes revitalising the pedestrian Transit Hall on George Street for Wynyard Station. The project demonstrates the true benefits and power of urban densification. Alongside 75,000m2 of premium office and retail space, it comprises upgraded multimodal transport links, new and renewed public connections that prioritise the pedestrian, and two restored and fully-integrated heritage buildings.

With a master’s degree in architecture, Yorgo Lykouria started his career at Himmel/Bonner, then subsequently moved to Helmut Jahn in Chicago. Following these positions, he started his own multidisciplinary studio, which led to consulting with HOK and finally founding Rainlight Studio, where he is now the Creative Principal.

A new, landmark location for science and technology is engendering a stimulating environment for workers, in part through the physics of the ventilation.

Demand for high security glass has been growing fast in the past year. Susan Sinden, Commercial Manager of ESG Group looks at the exciting technical advances that are stimulating this rise in demand.

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