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25 March 2017
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Press Releases

Hitec Amsterdam to Feature Launch of RoomNetTV's 'Pair & Play'
RoomNetTV has created its Pair & Play solution to meet demand for an increasing amount of hotels wishing to provide guests with central authentication for Wi-Fi networks and eliminating slow-moving portal pages.

Neolith by TheSize Enhances Classtone Collection with Two New Surfacing Designs for 2017
Neolith’s prized marble-inspired sintered compact surface collection now includes Blanco Carrara and Nero Marquina.

The Fascinating World of Wood
Blumer-Lehmann develops, plans, produces and installs wooden buildings in all their facets: Residential, industrial and commercial buildings, as well as renovations and building extensions.

Neolith by TheSize Adds New Décors to Fusion Collection, Including Design Inspired by Renowned Architect Zaha Hadid
Celebrating an appreciation for the past, Neolith’s stone-inspired Fusion line is a fresh option for residential and commercial design, including countertops, flooring and more.

Neolith by TheSize Broadens Versatility with New Thicknesses, Formats and Finishes for Residential and Commercial Surfaces
A pioneer of the sintered compact surfacing space for luxury residential and commercial design, Neolith, manufactured by TheSize, is continuously evolving to stay ahead of the latest trends. This year, introductions go well beyond pattern design, offering new thicknesses, formats and finishes, which will be on display in booth W137 at the 2017 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show (KBIS) in Orlando, Florida, between 10 and 12 January 2017.

White Papers

Proven Performance That Lasts
Structural Silicone Glazing (SSG) is a curtain walling method that utilizes a structural silicone sealant to adhere glass, ceramic, metal or composite panels to supporting framing members by...

Silicones Enabling Crystal Clear Connections
A façade is quite literally, the face of a building, the signature of its owner or the architect, with much consideration dedicated to its conception and integration in its...

Oasis IEC Provides Energy Efficient Rejection of Data Center Heat
In Quincy, Washington, Sabey Data Center Properties is one of six major data centers utilising low-cost, reliable hydro electric power sustained from the nearby Columbia River....

Data Centre Climate Solutions
Munters' 35-year experience with air-to-air heat exchangers and evaporative cooling, means our advanced cooling systems provide data centres with the desired cooling using significantly less...

Sintered Compact Surfaces for Interior Designs
Neolith, a sintered compact surface, is a revolutionary new product category pioneered by TheSize and born in the last decade to effectively respond to the most demanding architectural and...

Features

The challenge of passive house design
Asia’s largest passive house development is currently under construction on a site covering almost 200 acres in Qinagdao, China. Patrick Kingsland spoke to German-based architect Wolfgang Frey, who previously designed the world’s largest passive house settlement, about the challenges and benefits of passive house design.

The Brutalist revival
Once maligned as ugly and oppressive, Britain's brutalist buildings are now enjoying a surprising revival with TV appreciations, new books and expensive rental listings. But does the new vogue for béton brut ignore the politics behind the movement? And in the midst of a deep housing crisis can Brutalism offer any meaningful solutions? Philip Kleinfeld finds out.

January's top stories: UC San Diego's housing scheme, Walsingham House upgrade
Hensel Phelps and Mithun have been selected for second-phase construction of the University of California's East Campus student housing programme, ISG has secured a £21.7m scheme to upgrade and expand Walsingham House office. Designbuild-network wraps-up the key headlines from January 2017.

RIBA: building bridges between architects and clients
RIBA has published a new report based on its Working with Architects survey, which drew on responses from nearly 1,000 industry professionals to find out how architects are perceived by construction clients. What can architects learn from the results, and how can better communication help improve client satisfaction?

Design & Build Review: Issue 36
In this issue: the wooden football stadium offering a model for future eco-conscious stadia design, building Asia's largest Passive House scheme, the RIBA's report on what construction clients want and much more

Projects

Quay Quarter Tower, Sydney
The Quay Quarter Tower is a mixed-use building being developed in Sydney, Australia. Designed by 3XN, the tower is part of the A$2bn ($1.54bn) Quay Quarter Sydney project being undertaken by AMP Capital.

Gold Coast Cultural Precinct
The Gold Coast Cultural Precinct is a new centre for arts, culture and community in Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia.

Xinhee Design Center, Xiamen
Xinhee Design Center is a new office building being built for Chinese fashion group, Xin Hee. Designed by MAD Architects, the new office is located in Xiamen, Fujian, China.

S.Pellegrino Flagship Factory, Bergamo
Mineral water manufacturer, Sanpellegrino, redesigned its S.Pellegrino flagship factory in the San Pellegrino Terme village in Bergamo, Italy.

Kingdom Tower
The proposed Kingdom Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will be the world's tallest skyscraper. The final height of the tower has not been revealed but is expected to be approximately 1,000m (3,280ft).

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