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iGuzzini IBM

Take part in Place: Light First Twitterview

Designers will tomorrow discuss how to integrate light with architecture during an interactive interview on Twitter.

Karndean

Roundtable: What is driving current trends in colour and texture?

Luxury vinyl flooring specialist Karndean Designflooring recently gathered together a panel of design experts at Material Lab to identify the key trends currently informing colour and texture choices in interior design

Ollier Smurthwaite scheme in Irlam

Architects voice alarm over ‘worsening’ UK brick shortage

A ‘massive’ shortage of bricks and lead-in times of more than a year threaten to cause delays to projects, architects have warned

3D model of Zaha Hadid’s City of Dreams Hotel, Macau, China

Use of 3D printing up 400 per cent over past year, says leading modeller

The leading 3D printing specialist working with UK architects has seen its workload rocket by 400 per cent in the past year, it has revealed

This month in AJ Specification

Bennetts Associates’ New Street Square, brought up to date by lighting design GIA Equation, with downlights, wall washing and a new ceiling

Lighting & Signage: Shine on show time

Leaps in lighting technology have brought spectacular effects to traditional and modern theatres, and striking features to retail, office and leisure settings, writes Felix Mara

Products

Urban Haute Couture

Urban Haute Couture

The fascination of metallic mesh was at the heart of a presentation recently given by Dominique Perrault at the Swiss Building Centre in Zurich (SBCZ)

Comment

Nick Schumann

Specification is the guardian of quality

Specification ensures clients get value for money and what they paid for, explains Nick Schumann

CPD

ACO CPD

CPD: Materials for corrosion resistant and hygienic drainage

This CPD is sponsored by ACO Building Drainage. It aims to help specifiers gain knowledge allowing them to avoid specification risks associated with drainage elements for corrosion resistant and hygienic applications.

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AJ Specification, July 2014

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