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  • October 2018

  • Coloured light in offices

    • 01 October 2018

    Coloured lighting can be controversial and there are few more sensitive situations for its use than the workplace. Hoare Lea partner Dominic Meyrick considers chromaticity in the office environment

    Coloured light – when to use it

    • 01 October 2018

    It can enable a unique experience of a space, enhance identity, create character and even tell a story. Luciana Martinez, project designer at Speirs+Major, looks at four recent S+M schemes and analyses the specific role that coloured lighting played

  • September 2018

  • Materials: get set, get smart

    • 28 September 2018

    This month’s selection of new materials, presented by Annabelle Filer of SCIN, includes a smart textile for clothing that aids athletes to work out in comfort while tracking their performance

    Canary Wharf Group paves the way for sustainable cities

    We speak to Canary Wharf Group's Head of Sustainability, Martin Gettings, about the ways that Canary Wharf is using its sustainability efforts to pave the way for the cities of the future.

    Rohan Silva: 'UK cities are being marred by terrible corporate architecture'

    • 27 September 2018

    Britain’s culture of property development has stifled grassroots innovation, argues Second Home co-founder Rohan Silva

    Next Office explores architecture's public-private boundaries

    • 27 September 2018

    George Kafka talks to Alireza Taghaboni, recent recipient of the inaugural Royal Academy Dorfman Award, about his Tehran-based practice, Next Office

    Reflecting on the merging and morphing of contract sectors

    • 27 September 2018

    As workspaces are looking more like living rooms, and many of our homes have a workspace in them, Grant Gibson looks at the phenomenon of contract sectors merging

    Night Moves

    • 27 September 2018

    The contemporary nightclub is a thing of splendour, excitement and adventure. No longer is good music and an exotic cocktail enough to keep the nightlife lovers coming in – this new generation of nightclub has to provide its patrons with a journey of discovery

    Call made for door hardware experts’ input into building regulations consultation

    • 27 September 2018

    After recent UK Government investigations found that fire doors from five suppliers failed to meet even the minimum mandatory fire performance standard, door hardware experts are being urged to have their say in the consultation on the clarification of Approved Document B (ADB).

    New Heradesign Creative - designed to inspire

    • 27 September 2018

    Heradesign Creative is an innovative range of decorative and functional acoustic wall absorbers from Knauf AMF. Available in eight shapes they can be combined to produce truly unique designs.