Citadel of care

A new hospital in a sensitive location in Israel combines a state of the art, wellness-oriented healthcare facility with a design for resilience against attacks. Roseanne Field reports Situated in Ashdod, a large city in southern Israel, the Samson Assuta... View Article

View Point: Charles Bettes

Following the recent Stress Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness Week, Charles Bettes of architects and interior designers gpad delves deeper into the importance of good design in “optimising the workplace for our mutual good” Mental health charity Mind recently... View Article

Ask The Architect: Ed Higgins

Ed Higgins from Hosta Consulting answers ADF’s questions on landscape design and green infrastructure Why did you decide to train as an architect? Like many at the start of their architectural education part of me, somewhat egotistically, wanted to create... View Article

Green house effect

Nestled into the Scottish highlands, a new kind of sustainable house design makes a simple, repeatable and inventive structure from abundant local materials to yield big cost savings. Sébastien Reed speaks to architect Gokay Deveci about Integra House Integra House... View Article

Building community links

Linking a housing estate in Bath with a new housing development, BDP’s new community centre and school provides a local landmark that also offers strong links back to the site’s D-Day heritage. James Parker reports The new Community Hub designed... View Article

Conscious uncoupling

David Wilson of BAL takes a look at why specifying an uncoupling system is a sensible option for making a floor tiling installation as efficient as possible With today’s requirements for faster installation of tiling and the use of more... View Article

Solving permeability problems

Duncan Andrews of SureSet looks at how cellular paving systems can offer the ideal solutions for SuDS requirements, in particular in sites with restricted space Permeable paving solutions are a hot topic at the moment with an ever increase range... View Article

Open the door to closers

With many different types of door closers on offer, David Saxby of IronmongeryDirect advises on the key features to consider in order to make an informed choice for your project Door closers are a vital component when it comes to... View Article

The practicalities of providing an outdoor living space

Balconies can enhance residential developments and provide the amenity of outdoor living space for residents. Lee Barber of Balcony Life explains how bolt-on cantilevered steel systems can avoid structural issues and problems with thermal bridging Bolt-on cantilevered steel balconies are... View Article

Practice Profile: Apt Architects

A rebrand of a fast-growing practice gave it a facelift and left staff re-energised. Sébastien Reed speaks to Apt’s studio leader Jason Geen “It wasn’t the best time to set up a studio,” says Jason Geen, studio leader at Apt.... View Article

Béal & Blanckaert deliver new offices in Lille

The firm Béal & Blanckaert architectes urbanistes recently delivered new offices in Lille’s burgeoning district of Lomme-EuraTechnologies. This project is located around the edges of the water garden in the ZAC (joint development zone) Rives de la Haute Deûle. It... View Article

The key to sustainable inner strength? It’s no mystery

Comprehensive Tyvek® & AirGuard® systems create a robust, airtight and energy-efficient building envelope… inside and out Tyvek® has always been a star performer, but now it comes with a complete cast of supporting players to enable easy installation, robust protection... View Article

People and partnerships

The world leader in the production and distribution of slate, CUPA PIZARRAS prides itself on building positive relationships with clients. Creative collaboration and communication are integral parts of CUPA PIZARRAS’ success, and People and Partnerships is the latest video that showcases... View Article

Screening with a difference at British Film Institute

Continuity has been taken to new lengths at the British Film Institute’s latest screening. The screening is actually the architectural louvres concealing and ventilating plant on top of the redeveloped BFI Southbank bar and restaurant, designed by the project architects... View Article