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  • Sony VAIO TZ

    Sony VAIO – architects on the moveSubscription

    Archive7 August, 2008

    ADVERTISEMENT FEATUREFew architects would eschew the flexibility provided by a good quality, lightweight, notebook PC, particularly those embedded with WWAN (Wireless Wide Area Network). The latest generation of mobile broadband technology, WWAN enables connectivity beyond the still far-from-contiguous realm of WiFi hotspots - wherever, in fact, you can get a mobile phone signal.

  • Theme: roofingSubscription

    Archive1 March, 2005

    If you are designing roofs today, you need to think both about dealing with the problems of the past, such as transforming failed flat roofs to pitched, and about addressing the future and the increasingly stringent regulations with which you will have to

  • Theme: paints and finishesSubscription

    Archive1 April, 2004

    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 ...

  • Theme: paints and finishesSubscription

    Archive1 April, 2004

    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 ...

  • Theme: buildings for healthSubscription

    Archive1 October, 2003

    Keen to avoid an institutional appearance, architects are rising to the challenge of creating health-related projects with a colourful and cheerful ambience while simultaneously catering for the tough everyday demands placed upon them Architects designing for health and disability have an almost obsessive desire to avoid creating buildings that look and feel institutional.

  • Open DoorSubscription

    Archive1 September, 2003

    To help local healthcare facilities meet new equal access legislation, six companies have joined to form Build for Health, a complete design specification service for doorsets About 90 per cent of patient contact with the NHS is through general practice. But in many of the country's most deprived urban areas a disproportionately high number of primary healthcare premises are substandard. Typically, they 'fail to meet patient expectations' in terms of quality and accessibility. The NHS ...