All Building Design articles in 28 November 2008

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  • Technical

    Design for Spanish Pavilion at Expo Zaragoza wins VIIth Tile of Spain Award in Architecture


    The Tile of Spain Awards are designed to celebrate global work in the field of architecture and interior design, which utilise ceramic tiles made in Spain.

  • Bengala tiles from Vives

    Tile types and tile specification


    As suppliers to a huge and varied demand from both home and abroad, Spanish tile manufacturers are the most reliable source for all types and formats of ceramic tiles.

  • Emotile tiles from Ceracasa

    Personalised tile decoration


    Spanish tile manufacturer Ceracasa has developed brand new ink-jet technology for its Emotile range, which allows porcelain tiles to be personalised by means of digital decoration and specially adapted glazes.

  • DrySystem® installation by Tau

    Dry tile installation by Tau


    One of the most innovative systems launched this year, is DrySystem® from Spanish tile manufacturer Tau.

  • Anti-slip tiles from Alcalagres

    Anti-slip floor tiles


    Slips and trips consistently account for around one in three non-fatal minor injuries, and for over one in five over three-day injuries in workplace areas throughout Great Britain – a total of 35,000 injuries per annum.

  • Raised Access Flooring from Porcelanosa

    Raised Access Flooring


    More and more manufacturers are introducing raised access flooring systems, including products from Spanish tile manufacturers Porcelanosa, Apavisa and Keraben. Raised access flooring is a system that combines all the beauty and benefits of a tiled floor with the high-performance characteristics of a raised one. The system allows easy, flexible ...

  • Porcelain tiles from Rosa Gres

    Tiled flooring


    Tiles offer a technically superior and more competitive flooring solution than most covering materials on the market.

  • Apavisa, Patina

    Cutting Edge Cladding


    Ventilated ceramic tile façades have become an easy and attractive building solution to achieve higher energy efficiency. This cladding system, in which air circulation has an important role, shows ceramic tiles’ unmatched versatility and capability to perform under the hardest conditions. Several Tile of Spain members offer complete solutions for ...

  • St Paul's Cathedral

    DORMA space saving automatic door installed at St Paul’s Cathedral


    A DORMA RST space saving automatic operator has been installed in the new South Churchyard at St Paul’s Cathedral. The restoration required a bespoke design for the entrance due to a restricted space configuration, and the RST space-saver door offered the perfect solution.

  • Technical

    Brief - St Paul's Cathedral


    To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Dorma UK and What’s new in Building, we’re challenging readers to identify the architecturally significant location the Dorma penguin can be seen visiting in the picture above.

  • BD Book Club

    Book Club: December's titles up for review


    Titles up for review in December in BD's Book Club range from the specific – such as green roofs – to a sweeping view of world architectural masterpieces.

  • Foreign Office Architects design for its Institute of Legal Medicine in Madrid

    Client threatens legal action after FOA quits Madrid project


    Madrid’s regional government has said it will take legal action against Foreign Office Architects (FOA) after the practice resigned from its City of Justice project, citing "insufficient levels of funding".

  • News

    Professional bodies unite to fight slump


    The RIBA and the Association of Consultant Architects have joined forces to establish a Recovery Task Force, which they hope will help architects and others through the recession and beyond.

  • Eleftheria Square in Cyprus

    Zaha Hadid unveils plans for Eleftheria Square in Cyprus


    Zaha Hadid Architect’s has unveiled its vision for a major new public space in the city of Nicosia in Cyprus.

  • News

    Architecture Week scrapped


    Architecture Week has finally been scrapped, 17 months after Arts Council England (ACE) withdrew funding and announced an extensive and wide-ranging consultation on the beleaguered event.

  • News

    Cross party condemnation as Heritage Protection Bill dropped


    MPs from all three main parties have criticised the government's axing of the Heritage Protection Bill from next year’s parliamentary programme, amid claims historic buildings are being put at risk.

  • Mark Whitby is calling on design professionals to boycott environmentally unfriendly clients

    Reject environmentally harmful work, says engineer Mark Whitby


    Leading engineer Mark Whitby has called on design professionals to boycott work from environmentally harmful clients.

  • HOK Sport's Estadio de Fútbol in Mexico

    HOK Sport's windmill inspired Mexican stadium


    HOK Sport has released new images of its design for a "spinning" sports stadium in Monterrey, Mexico.

  • Utzon receiving the RIBA Gold Medal from institute president Gordon Graham in 1978.

    Jørn Utzon: 1918-2008


    Tributes were paid from both ends of the globe this week to Jørn Utzon, the legendary Danish architect who has died at the age of 90.

  • Foreign Office Architects design for its Institute of Legal Medicine in Madrid

    FOA resigns from Madrid project citing lack of funding


    Foreign Office Architects have resigned from the Madrid City of Justice project, citing "insufficient levels of funding".