Friday21 July 2017



Interior flooring with a local twist

21 August 2015

Amanda Birch’s study of three distinct examples of interior flooring examines work in London, Zanzibar and India by Amanda Levete, Jestico & Whiles and Project Orange

Harvard gallery

Light at the museum

20 February 2015

Exposure to natural light can be damaging to the rare and valuable pieces on display at museums. Amanda Birch investigates how three galleries have employed innovative lighting set-ups to keep their displays illuminated, while remaining protected from harmful ultraviolet rays

bio-on light

Will bio-plastic change the face of design?

29 May 2012

Lighting company unveils first commercial product made of sugar waste

Interior using printed window film by the Window Film Company.

Surface Design Show product preview

11 February 2011

Here are some of the products that will be exhibited at the Surface Design Show to be held February 15-17 at the Business Design Centre, Islington.

The interior gallery space showing the four-layer skylights, which maximise the amount of daylight.

North Carolina Museum of Art by Thomas Phifer & Partners

24 September 2010

Arup’s innovative solution allows the North Carolina museum’s permanent collection to be viewed by natural daylight.

Shigeru Ban and Lucian Ercolani designed chairs for Wahaca.

Wahaca Mexican restaurant

12 February 2010

Softroom brings vibrancy and street market chic to three Mexican restaurants

Concrete Cloth flooring reaches 80% of full strength 24 hours after being laid.

Roll out the Concrete Cloth

12 February 2010

Two former industrial design engineering classmates have developed a Concrete Cloth that redefines the material’s uses

The Talk Talk headquarters is next to AHMM’s Monsoon building.

Oak is at the heart of Talk Talk HQ interior

27 November 2009

Found Associates has used fumed oak parquet to set the tone for the office

Many hands make light work

25 September 2009

With inventor and magician Adrian Westaway’s Magic Light, you just grab a beam and go

Tonkin Liu creates a little piece of heaven in Marylebone

10 July 2009

White interior surfaces of perforated aluminium, bleached oak panels and light linoleum flooring give this penthouse apartment an ethereal beauty

The dining room: classic and elegant

Classic dining at the Whitechapel Gallery

22 May 2009

Project Orange’s Whitechapel Dining Room makes the newly refurbished gallery’s gastronomic experience as satisfying as its cultural one

Discover Children's Story Centre, Carmody Groake

Discover Children’s Story Centre by Carmody Groarke

11 February 2011

A children’s literacy centre in London’s East End required the creation of durable, child-friendly surfaces

Looking from entrance through the courtyard of Simon Conder’s Malindi house in Eastcliff, Cornwall.

Simon Conder Associates’ Eastcliff houses

22 October 2010

Two houses on the windswept Cornish coast rely on traditional passive solutions

A special laminate was used on the treads to increase stiffness.

Glass staircases in Apple’s Covent Garden store

27 August 2010

The two glass stairs in Bohlin Cywinski Jackson’s Covent Garden store for Apple are as amazing as the i-gadgets on sale

Dry installed underfloor heating at St Mary’s Church, West Sussex

12 February 2010

Lee Evans Partnership solved the problem of installing underfloor heating at a medieval church without using wet trades

Surface Design Show products

12 February 2010

A preview of some of the products that will be exhibited at this month’s Surface Design Show

The more open first floor retains the rustic look.

Stiff & Trevillion brings stripped-back look to Jamie’s Italian

27 November 2009

TV chef adds design ingredients to Guildford restaurant

Technik was installed at Ropemaker Place, an office and retail development by Arup Associates in London EC2.

Prefabricated flooring takes off

10 July 2009

With its adoption in two Heathrow terminal buildings, the Technik flooring system is getting a chance to prove itself

Outside the club’s main entrance.

Good vibrations at O2’s Matter nightclub

29 May 2009

Situated inside Greenwich’s O2 building, Matter nightclub boasts a vibrating dance floor, time-saving touches and 3D projections that clubbers should love

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