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Architects Journal
1 April 2004

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  • A light celebration

    29 Camden Mews (above) by Ben Pearce Higgins was the prestigious winner of the small projects category at this year's Lighting Design Awards, organised by Emap and the Institution of Lighting Engineers. A dozen winners were honoured across a range of projects including Hull City Council's The Boulevard urban regeneration, St Bartholemew's Parish Church in Leeds, and the exciting lit-grid scheme at London's Finsbury Avenue Square.
  • A light celebration

    29 Camden Mews (above) by Ben Pearce Higgins was the prestigious winner of the small projects category at this year's Lighting Design Awards, organised by Emap and the Institution of Lighting Engineers. A dozen winners were honoured across a range of projects including Hull City Council's The Boulevard urban regeneration, St Bartholemew's Parish Church in Leeds, and the exciting lit-grid scheme at London's Finsbury Avenue Square.
  • Costs: lifts and escalators

    The following indicative rates for lifts, escalators, stairs and other access installations have been provided by cost consultant Davis, Langdon & Everest. The rates represent guide costs for installations in commercial projects in Outer London based on competitive tenders during the first quarter of 2004
  • Costs: lifts and escalators

    The following indicative rates for lifts, escalators, stairs and other access installations have been provided by cost consultant Davis, Langdon & Everest. The rates represent guide costs for installations in commercial projects in Outer London based on competitive tenders during the first quarter of 2004
  • DIAL M FOR GUIDANCE

    Literature
  • DIAL M FOR GUIDANCE

    Literature
  • focus forum

    The drive towards inclusive design could have a drastic impact on the colours and elements used within our buildings. Already it has caused an upset in one trade organisation. Will solutions such as those shown on the right, both with Hewi handles from Turnquest, soon be the only ones that are acceptable?
  • focus forum

    The drive towards inclusive design could have a drastic impact on the colours and elements used within our buildings. Already it has caused an upset in one trade organisation. Will solutions such as those shown on the right, both with Hewi handles from Turnquest, soon be the only ones that are acceptable?
  • focus showcase

    MechoShade MechoShade offers a solution to the problem of heat gain and solar glare with its complete range of manual, motorised, automated and computerised solar-shading systems. These energy-saving window-management and shade-alignment systems are able to provide effective solar protection in office and commercial environments. A RIBA CPD seminar is available on request.
  • focus showcase

    MechoShade MechoShade offers a solution to the problem of heat gain and solar glare with its complete range of manual, motorised, automated and computerised solar-shading systems. These energy-saving window-management and shade-alignment systems are able to provide effective solar protection in office and commercial environments. A RIBA CPD seminar is available on request.
  • Good wood

    Calling all those who have done spectacular things with wood, entries are now invited to the 2004 Wood Awards, an annual celebration of outstanding examples of joinery and wood structures completed between May 2003 and May 2004. Awards will be given to the best projects in four categories: private, public access, conservation and structural. This year there will be an additional award for the best small project.
  • Good wood

    Calling all those who have done spectacular things with wood, entries are now invited to the 2004 Wood Awards, an annual celebration of outstanding examples of joinery and wood structures completed between May 2003 and May 2004. Awards will be given to the best projects in four categories: private, public access, conservation and structural. This year there will be an additional award for the best small project.
  • GREEN DAY

    Diary
  • GREEN DAY

    Diary
  • MOVES & CHANGES

    M R S Windows, specialist in steel window refurbishment, has become a member of the Steel Window Association. Premier Forest has become a distributor of Orama's Ardesco range of work surfaces. Light Project Group will distribute Lumascape's range of exterior and underwater fittings in the UK. Axcel is to take over Junckers Industrier A/S.
  • MOVES & CHANGES

    M R S Windows, specialist in steel window refurbishment, has become a member of the Steel Window Association. Premier Forest has become a distributor of Orama's Ardesco range of work surfaces. Light Project Group will distribute Lumascape's range of exterior and underwater fittings in the UK. Axcel is to take over Junckers Industrier A/S.
  • Oh sit down?

    Resembling an eerie futuristic bee colony, this stool by Freedom of Creation actually introduces a whole new concept in lightweight, translucent and high-strength furniture. Imaginatively titled Honey Bunns, the stool has honeycomb-like structures and was created using stereolithographic construction - the rapid creation of 3D pieces using a computercontrolled laser that polymerises light-sensitive resins - and material from DSM Somos. The material, a ProtoTool ceramic-filled resin, provides
  • Oh sit down?

    Resembling an eerie futuristic bee colony, this stool by Freedom of Creation actually introduces a whole new concept in lightweight, translucent and high-strength furniture. Imaginatively titled Honey Bunns, the stool has honeycomb-like structures and was created using stereolithographic construction - the rapid creation of 3D pieces using a computercontrolled laser that polymerises light-sensitive resins - and material from DSM Somos. The material, a ProtoTool ceramic-filled resin, provides
  • PREVIEW - Interbuild

    As with all the best exhibitions, Interbuild is planned and organised years in advance - and then there are changes at the last minute. On these two pages we look at some of the latest exhibitors to sign up, and at new images and information from existing exhibitors. To see these and more, come to Interbuild at the NEC, Birmingham on 25-29 April. Information is available at www. interbuild. com
  • PREVIEW - Interbuild

    As with all the best exhibitions, Interbuild is planned and organised years in advance - and then there are changes at the last minute. On these two pages we look at some of the latest exhibitors to sign up, and at new images and information from existing exhibitors. To see these and more, come to Interbuild at the NEC, Birmingham on 25-29 April. Information is available at www. interbuild. com
  • PREVIEW - Spectrum 2004

    Spectrum defines itself as the 'annual contemporary contract products exposition staged for the benefit of manufacturers in the furniture, lighting, textiles, surface coverings, accessories and materials areas of the interiors market'. This year's show will be held at the Commonwealth Galleries on Kensington High Street, London, from 18-21 May. Here we give you a first glance at some of the new products that will be on show.
  • PREVIEW - Spectrum 2004

    Spectrum defines itself as the 'annual contemporary contract products exposition staged for the benefit of manufacturers in the furniture, lighting, textiles, surface coverings, accessories and materials areas of the interiors market'. This year's show will be held at the Commonwealth Galleries on Kensington High Street, London, from 18-21 May. Here we give you a first glance at some of the new products that will be on show.
  • PRODUCT FOCUS - Bathrooms and kitchens

    SMEG Forward colours for retro fridge Smeg's FAB28 retro style refrigerators come in a range of funky, vibrant colours. 'A' rated for energy efficiency, the FAB28 has a 171 litre capacity, with three glass shelves and generous door storage for bottles, cartons and dairy produce.
  • PRODUCT FOCUS - Bathrooms and kitchens

    SMEG Forward colours for retro fridge Smeg's FAB28 retro style refrigerators come in a range of funky, vibrant colours. 'A' rated for energy efficiency, the FAB28 has a 171 litre capacity, with three glass shelves and generous door storage for bottles, cartons and dairy produce.
  • PRODUCT FOCUS Heating and ventilation

    DAIKIN Mini gives maximum performance Daikin has introduced a 'mini' heat pump version of its R-410A VRV II air conditioning system.
  • PRODUCT FOCUS Heating and ventilation

    DAIKIN Mini gives maximum performance Daikin has introduced a 'mini' heat pump version of its R-410A VRV II air conditioning system.
  • PRODUCTS IN PRACTICE - ARTS AND CULTURAL BUILDINGS

    HELVAR Blitz lighting lets Imagine run wild The redesigned exhibition space and refurbished gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum is providing the perfect backdrop for Helvar's Imagine custom lighting controls. For the museum's 'Spirit of the Blitz' exhibition, the Imagine system has been configured to address each group of luminaires individually, and enhance the exhibits. When an exhibition ends, the system is simply reprogrammed to accommodate the requirements of the new show. A push-butto
  • PRODUCTS IN PRACTICE - ARTS AND CULTURAL BUILDINGS

    HELVAR Blitz lighting lets Imagine run wild The redesigned exhibition space and refurbished gallery at Merseyside Maritime Museum is providing the perfect backdrop for Helvar's Imagine custom lighting controls. For the museum's 'Spirit of the Blitz' exhibition, the Imagine system has been configured to address each group of luminaires individually, and enhance the exhibits. When an exhibition ends, the system is simply reprogrammed to accommodate the requirements of the new show. A push-butto
  • PRODUCTS IN PRACTICE - OFFICES

    TYCO Feeling the heat A constant supply of hot water is assured at the new BBC Broadcast Centre and Media Centre by Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing systems from Tyco Thermal Controls. More than 4,000m of HWAT-M heating cable were installed along the system pipework to maintain a 55infinityC water temperature throughout the buildings. For frost protection to the exposed cold-water services, Raychem Wintergard has been installed, ready to activate whenever the ambient temperature falls bel
  • PRODUCTS IN PRACTICE - OFFICES

    TYCO Feeling the heat A constant supply of hot water is assured at the new BBC Broadcast Centre and Media Centre by Raychem self-regulating heat-tracing systems from Tyco Thermal Controls. More than 4,000m of HWAT-M heating cable were installed along the system pipework to maintain a 55infinityC water temperature throughout the buildings. For frost protection to the exposed cold-water services, Raychem Wintergard has been installed, ready to activate whenever the ambient temperature falls bel
  • PRODUCTS IN PRACTICE - SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

    COPPER IN ARCHITECTURE Hall commended for copper credentials As well as enabling savings on the supporting structure, the pre-oxidised copper cladding of the eight-storey Frances Gardner House hall of residence for University College London, received a commendation in the Copper in Architecture Awards. To help architects make the most of the material, the organisation also offers a technical manual and CPD seminars.
  • PRODUCTS IN PRACTICE - SCHOOLS, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

    COPPER IN ARCHITECTURE Hall commended for copper credentials As well as enabling savings on the supporting structure, the pre-oxidised copper cladding of the eight-storey Frances Gardner House hall of residence for University College London, received a commendation in the Copper in Architecture Awards. To help architects make the most of the material, the organisation also offers a technical manual and CPD seminars.
  • SAFE AS HOUSES

    Diary
  • SAFE AS HOUSES

    Diary
  • Specifier's choice:Cargo Fleet, north London

    Sutherland Lyall talks to Stephen Chance of Chance de Silva about the second house that he and partner Wendy de Silva are building for themselves in north London
  • Specifier's choice:Cargo Fleet, north London

    Sutherland Lyall talks to Stephen Chance of Chance de Silva about the second house that he and partner Wendy de Silva are building for themselves in north London
  • Theme: lifts and escalators

    After a prolonged period of stalled similarity, the vertical transportation industry is finally in a state of flux, as leading companies such as Otis, Kone and ThyssenKrupp seek to surpass each other with radical new ideas and concepts to suit and drive the buildings of tomorrow Bureaucratic red tape is stifling inventive design in all aspects of the European building industry, especially in the vertical transportation (VT) area, where every elevator looks very similar to the next - rather li
  • Theme: lifts and escalators

    After a prolonged period of stalled similarity, the vertical transportation industry is finally in a state of flux, as leading companies such as Otis, Kone and ThyssenKrupp seek to surpass each other with radical new ideas and concepts to suit and drive the buildings of tomorrow Bureaucratic red tape is stifling inventive design in all aspects of the European building industry, especially in the vertical transportation (VT) area, where every elevator looks very similar to the next - rather li
  • Theme: paints and finishes

    Architects need to be aware of an ever-growing list of considerations when specifying paints, fi nishes and sealants. While environmental and health concerns continue to drive changes in the formulation of such coatings - most notably forthcoming legislation demanding the removal of petroleum-based solvents from paint - issues such as accessibility for all represent an urgent challenge to designers as well as to manufacturers.This feature examines the issues facing the specifiers of paints an
  • Theme: paints and finishes

    Architects need to be aware of an ever-growing list of considerations when specifying paints, fi nishes and sealants. While environmental and health concerns continue to drive changes in the formulation of such coatings - most notably forthcoming legislation demanding the removal of petroleum-based solvents from paint - issues such as accessibility for all represent an urgent challenge to designers as well as to manufacturers.This feature examines the issues facing the specifiers of paints an
  • UPON THE ROOF

    Literature
  • UPON THE ROOF

    Literature
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