Despite the serious risks associated with sub-standard products, there are currently no mandatory standards in place to regulate the manufacture and sale of flat-roof skylights in the UK. Justin Seldis, Managing Director at leading provider Sunsquare, explains what this means for specifiers – and what they can do to help make a change.
Located on the river in Hexi New Town – Nanjing’s new central business district (CBD) – majestically stands another masterpiece from the house of Hadid. The Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre subtly lives up to the enchantress of architecture Hadid’s nickname, the ‘queen of curves’.
SageGlass®, pioneer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass, announces that its dynamic glass is now able to be integrated with voice controlled speaker systems. Building occupants can now control the dynamic glass tint via simple voice commands to optimise daylight and outdoor views while preventing heat gain and glare. This offering is expected to be integrated into larger building management systems so building owners and facilities managers can manage SageGlass along with other voice-enabled smart devices in the building.
Temples and dream beaches with turquoise-blue water make Thailand a sought-after destination for tourists from all over the world. The capital Bangkok, with a population of some nine million, is a city of contrasts with irresistible magic. In contrast to many other Asian megacities, however, the city has few contemporary architectural highlights. The German Architect Ole Scheeren created Bangkok’s new landmark in the form of the 314m-high MahaNakhon.
A key trend in external and internal architecture is towards glass balustrades. While the aesthetics are unarguably very appealing, there are a number of considerations for specifiers to be aware of. Simon Boocock, Managing Director of CRL, takes a look.
Visual display products are often the last thought during an office refurbishment – and sometimes neglected completely. This means that an expensive refit can be spoiled when a client hastily makes a purchase decision based on immediate need. All too often ‘traditional’ whiteboards and noticeboards are installed, and this can have a detrimental effect to the overall appearance and functionality of any workspace.
When architectural practice Scott Brownrigg designed a new building at the headquarters of FTSE 100-listed wealth management business St James’s Place, it wanted to give the building a suitably impressive centrepiece to welcome employees, clients and partners.
AQATA has expanded its Design Solutions range for 2018 to include the new DS500 Quintet. The uniquely five-sided shower enclosure fits perfectly into corners providing a contemporary design as well as maximising the bathroom’s floor area - creating a feeling of more space.
Nestled in a Spanish hillside surrounded by stunning vineyards, Eneko Atxa’s Azurmendi Restaurant is far from your run-of-the-mill eatery.
The complexities, range and versatility of glass used inside buildings, is explained in a new ‘Glass for Interiors’ Royal Institute of British Architects accredited CPD, now available from Saint-Gobain Building Glass.