It’s no secret that there has been a rise in projects using highly decorative flooring to create zoned areas, especially where luxury vinyl tiles (LVT) are concerned. This has opened the door for architects and designers to create endless design possibilities. We are seeing a variety of textures and colours, combined with two or more laying patterns, being used to create a sense of order and define open-plan rooms. For example, a living-kitchen space arranged into entertainment and cooking could use a mix of wood grains and pops of colour in a herringbone laying pattern. Alternatively, complementary palettes, from pale woods and pastel stones, to rich timbers and concrete textures can be utilised to deliver an impactful space.
To meet the demands of homeowners and occupiers, diluting style or quality in smaller apartments is not an option. With the right approach to design and layout, developers and designers can transform a compact space into an impressive, high-specification kitchen that ticks all the right boxes for occupiers.
An ultra-modern development has taken its layout from a classic design inspiration – which has signified premium urban living since the days of the Roman Empire.
Established approximately 20 years ago, Staticus is one of the biggest building facade contractors in Northern Europe, with a factory in Lithuania, an R&D centre in Vienna and offices in Norway, Sweden and London. Staticus was appointed by HG Construction on behalf of Alumno Developments to deliver the building facade for the Aspire Point development – student accommodation for Queen Mary University of London.
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.
London-based architect firm Nex— has completed a large-scale redevelopment programme at the RAF Museum in Hendon. Opening to coincide with the Royal Air Force centenary in 2018, the multi-million-pound project is the realisation of a masterplan by Agence Ter and Nex—, and the result of an international competition win in 2014.
People often talk about the journey and the destination, stressing the importance of the former. For many, where housing is concerned, it is often the other way around, writes Xavier Martinez, Associate and Head of Civil Engineering at Thomasons.
Andy Barrons from specialist structural refurbishment contractor, Construction Solutions, discusses the temporary works and RC requirements of the Camden Town Hall Annexe hotel project in Central London.
Powdertech Corby has been busy coating over 2400 sq metres of façade elements for an exclusive, eight storey boutique development situated on London’s South Bank, with panoramic views over Lambeth Palace, and across the Thames to the Palace of Westminster. This is a retail-residential mixed-use building providing fifty-five private apartments.
Billed as a ‘new London’, a ‘blank slate’ and an ‘almost island’ opportunity to create a completely different urban environment, the Greenwich Peninsula masterplan is possibly the most ambitious regeneration project the UK has ever seen.