Knowledge Sharing at the Surface and Materials Show 2017

Knowledge Sharing at the Surface & Materials Show 2017

The must-visit show for specifiers returns to NEC Birmingham, October 10-12 2017

A dynamic and issue-based education and discussion programme will take place in the Surface & Materials Show innovation hub at NEC Birmingham, October 10-12
A wide choice of relevant seminars, plus a key programme on building safety will also run on the main stage at UKCW, the multiplex of nine shows under one roof

Incorporate a Loft Conversion

Incorporate a Loft Conversion

If you’re looking into doing a loft conversion, but aren’t feeling inspired by the ideas you’ve seen so far, read on. In reality there are many and various solutions for loft conversions; they can be imaginative, creative and uplifting, not just a ‘box on a roof’. Don’t accept the norm – explore what’s possible and get a fantastic loft space.

New York Loft Interior Style

New York City Loft Interior Style

New York lofts are defined by their natural lighting. Many old warehouses, factories and industrial spaces were converted into studio spaces and apartments by artists in the 1960s. These lofts feature high ceilings and large windows, providing huge amounts of natural light.

Aspex Innovative Steel Door System

Aspex Innovative Steel Door System

Aspex launches innovative steel door system. The Novista doorset system was originally developed to meet the demands of architects looking for a minimalist aesthetic. Door frames are hidden resulting in walls that are uninterrupted as there is no need for obtrusive architrave.

The Shed: Sustainable Affordable Living in City Centres | www.e-architect.co.uk

The Shed: Sustainable Affordable Living in City Centres

Design concept to re-assess how vacant space can provide a sustainable approach to affordable living in city centres. A pod made of Smartply, lamb’s wool insulation, and recycled polycarbonate can be constructed in a single day to provide secure and sustainable accommodation in otherwise abandoned properties.

The Architectural Secrets of Tudor Houses

The Architectural Secrets of Tudor Houses

Although style periods never have fixed beginnings and ends and tend to overlap into other movements, the Tudor period is generally agreed to have taken place between the late 15th century, with the accession of Henry VII to the throne in 1485, and the end of Elizabeth I’s rule in 1603.

Jane Duncan RIBA Women in Architecture event

Women in Architecture

Time for change was the call at a conference organised by the University of Huddersfield’s School of Art, Design and Architecture. The Women in Architecture conference highlighted difficulties facing women succeeding in architecture and called for equality to be acknowledged and actively encouraged.

The Surface and Materials Show 2017

The Surface & Materials Show 2017

The must-visit show for specifiers returns to NEC Birmingham, October 10-12 2017

New layout… new Kitchens & Bathrooms zone… Dynamic education programme … Innovation hub curated by Material Lab… Participants ranging from industry leaders to emerging design talent

Stacey Temprell

Health and Wellbeing in Buildings

Although health and wellbeing in buildings has been moving up in the architects’ agenda, the UK is still behind many European countries when it comes to integrating sustainability in the building design equation. Stacey Temprell discusses how architects can be a step ahead.

Premier Inn Pacific Quay-Glasgow building

BIM: Building Information Modelling

Design, construction and property professionals can now access the UK’s first timber frame Building Information Modelling (BIM) library, after a successful 12-month project by Stewart Milne Timber Systems, the leading manufacturer of offsite timber systems.