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Use Wood to Design Your Home

Use Wood to Design Your Home

Wood is one of the most versatile and durable materials in the world and people should start making use of it to create a refreshed interior in their home. It can change the look of a space and create some fantastic results. However, not everyone is an interior designer and knows what to do with it, so here are some tips on how to upgrade your home using wood: 1. Build a modified wood deck One of the first things…

Smart Robots Are the Future of Architecture

Smart Robots Are the Future of Architecture

The pioneering architect Arthur Mamou-Mani thinks that smart robots that can learn from mistakes are the future of the architecture industry, and not 3D Printing. He told Design & Build Review that 3D printed homes are not the solution to international housing problems. “I don’t think that there’s a place that someone lives in that has been 3D printed; I think there are conceptual ones,” he said. “I’m not sure that extruding in concrete, for I don’t know how much…

Architectural Plants Welcomes The Garden Gallery

Architectural Plants Welcomes The Garden Gallery

Architectural Plants will feature this spring a four month exhibition in collaboration with The Garden Gallery, showcasing contemporary sculptures in bronze, ceramic, glass, steel, and stone created by some of the gallery’s regular artists. The event will be launched on the evening of the 15th of March 2018, and it will be with invitation only. “Architectural Plants is a highly regarded centre of excellence, supplying rare and exquisite plants from an impressive site. I am very pleased to have the…

BALI Awards to Change

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) has recently held a board meeting where directors proposed a new idea for this year’s edition. It is anticipated that a successful bidder will be awarded with an initial one year contract with the potential for a three year extension. Since 2010 BALI and Horticulture Week have been working as partners and together they managed to turn the Awards into the most successful landscape awards in Europe. In 2016, which was also the…

British Architect Wins Design of the Year

British Architect Wins Design of the Year

The British architect David Adjaye has won Design of the Year 2017 for his black history museum in Washington DC. The National Museum of African American History and Culture is the second building to have ever received this title in the award’s ten year history, following Zaha Hadid’s 2014 win for the Heydar Aliyev centre in Azerbaijan. The Museum is the work of four practices and is emotionally charged with the horrific treatment suffered by African Americans over the centuries.…

Hayward Gallery Reopens Soon

Hayward Gallery Reopens Soon

London’s brutalist building has become very popular over the past ten years, becoming one of the city’s most beloved landmarks. After undergoing repairs and renovations for two years, the Hayward Gallery is finally ready to reopen this month, with Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room soon to follow. On working on this project, architects Feilden Clegg Bradley decided to replace all building services, improve environmental performance, repave the sculpture terraces, and replace the stone floors. The refurbishment of the pyramid…

Best Camera for Architectural Photography

Best Camera for Architectural Photography

High quality photography is really important for an architect and his creation as it is the sample that appears in the glossy magazines, in the galleries of digital publications, and in online portfolios. Choosing the right camera however, can be confusing with the multitude of options available together with the technical jargon that includes aperture, ISO, shutter-speed, etc. The architect Eric Reinholdt decided to help his fellow practitioners and professionals and made two videos that explain and summarise the options…

The Surface Design Show Returns to London

The Surface Design Show Returns to London

The Surface Design Show, the only event in the UK to focus exclusively on interior and exterior surface materials, will return to London’s Business Design Centre from the 6th until the 8th of February 2018. It will provide architects, designers, and suppliers, with the latest materials, trends, and innovations. The 170 exhibitors will present their different pieces of work that vary from hand-crafted surfaces to the latest technological advances in architectural lightning. The opening night will feature a live debate…

Choosing a Washroom Hand Dryer for Your Property

Choosing a Washroom Hand Dryer for Your Property

Hand dryers are a staple commodity in most commercial property washrooms. Once installed, they are cheaper and more eco-friendly than paper towels, with no waste going into bins. Hygiene concerns surrounding the original push button models have long since been overcome by the arrival of automatic dryers activated by a motion sensor when someone places their hands adjacent to it. Although automatic switch on has become standard for the modern washroom hand dryer, there are still plenty of other choices…

Lumiere London Will Celebrate Light and Sound

Lumiere London Will Celebrate Light and Sound

Lumiere London festival will use the capital’s most iconic landmarks as the basis for artistic exploration. From the 18th until the 21st of January, the city’s streets, buildings, and public spaces will be transformed into a large-scale nocturnal art exhibition of light and sound. International and UK-based artists will create over fifty artworks and the instalments can be seen across London’s West End, Kings Cross, Mayfair, Fitzrovia, Southbank, Waterloo, Westminster, and Victoria. A programme and a festival map are available…