One week on from the Passivhaus-standard council housing scheme taking the UK’s top architecture prize, the news seems to have barely registered with those who deliver residential property, says Jonny Anstead
The latest AJ features building studies of Peter Zumthor’s Secular Retreat holiday home in Devon; Invisible Studio’s glazed gym at Hadspen House in Somerset; and Wright & Wright’s Library and Study Centre for St John’s College, Oxford. PLUS The human cost of building Istanbul Airport – we report from the construction site where at least 55 workers have died; we talk to Yvonne Farrell, co-founder of Grafton ...
The need to maintain a high-quality ‘hotel-like’ environment while keeping decoration costs to a minimum has led to a major installation of wall-protection systems from contract interior specialists Gradus, at the new PFI Queen’s Hospital in Romford. www.gradusworld.com
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