Robin Fisher explains the meticulous design process of making a 7,500 tonne steel roof (heavier than the Eiffel Tower) appear ethereal.Robin Fisher is an Architectural Critic and Reviewer based in Lille, France.
Naomi Evans looks at the zeitgeist of the time to understand why The National Gallery of Victoria lost out to a shopping mall, Southland Shopping Centre, for the 1969 Royal Australian Institute of Architects award.Naomi Evans is an architect based in Melbourne, Australia.
Robin Fisher examines the design of the Conex office building, Lille, using striking bronze aluminium blades as a load-bearing exo-skeleton which also provides solar shading and optimises building energy ratings.Robin Fisher is an Architectural Critic and Reviewer based in Lille, France.
Lola Adeokun gives us an evocative virtual tour of the botanical gardens, Jardim Botanico, located in the centre of Rio de Janeiro and looks at the benefits of large garden spaces in built-up areas.Lola Adeokun is an architect with Colman Architects, London, UK.
John Desmond Ltd have recently set up a dedicated factory in Wimbledon to create Double Stone Steel PVD coloured stainless steel. This is the first production-unit to colour large-format stainless steel in the UK and colours sizes up to 3 metres by 1.7 metres.
How architectural finishes play an overt or subtle role in building refurbishment