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Press Releases

Contemporary Art Meets Silicone Science at the 2017 Venice Art Biennale
Dow Corning® structural glazing sealant enables monumental glass sculpture by American artist Pae White, commissioned by LE STANZE DEL VETRO in Venice.

Apple TV In The Centre Of New Technology Joint Venture Set To Challenge Obsolete Hotel Television Systems
Go Find It, the pioneers in mobile solutions for the global hospitality industry and RoomNet TV, a leading provider of hotel entertainment, form a strategic partnership to transform hotel in-room viewing.

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.

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

April's top stories: Headingley stadium approval, Mott Macdonald to design Inverness station
UK's Leeds City Council backed a proposal for Headingley stadium redevelopment, Minnesota Twins installed Eaton's LED system at Target Field, ScotRail appointed Mott Macdonald to design Inverness railway station upgrade project. Designbuild-network.com wraps-up the key headlines from April 2017.

Restoring Elegance: the renewal challenge
Listed building restorations remain a unique challenge that at times requires an immensely sensitive touch. Frances Marcellin speaks with conservation architect Sarah Khan, a partner at Roger Mears Architects, and architect Jonathan Clark of Jonathan Clark Architects to discover some of the pitfalls, challenges and best practices of building renewals.

The privatisation of public space
Since the rise of neoliberalism in the late 1980s, public spaces in the UK and other cities around the world have increasingly been transferred into private hands. What affect does this have on our cities and what can architects do to challenge it? Philip Kleinfeld finds out.

Remembering Bauhaus: a lesson in the art of ‘staying open’
Closed by the Nazis in 1933, the German art school known as Bauhaus went on to become one the world’s most influential architecture and design schools. With plans underway to mark its 100th anniversary in 2019, Philip Kleinfeld looks back at the movement’s history and asks what relevance the Bauhaus still holds today.

Building borders: how are architects reacting to Trump’s wall plan?
US President Donald Trump’s call for a “great, great wall” running across the US-Mexico border has proved as polarising with design and construction firms as it has in the country at large. But with the Department of Homeland Security seeking to build prototypes for a wall concept in the summer, how exactly are architects and civil engineers responding to the border wall proposal?

Projects

Cleopatra Mall, Cairo
Cleopatra Mall is a mixed-use shopping and entertainment project being built in 6th of October City near Cairo, Egypt, by Cleopatra Group.

Lotte World Tower, Seoul
The Lotte World Tower is a 555m-high (1,820ft) mixed-use building located in Seoul, South Korea. The 123-storey building is the tallest in the country and the fifth tallest in the world, after Wuhan Greenland Center in China.

Shanghai Planetarium, Shanghai
Shanghai Planetarium is a proposed astronomy and planetary science museum, which will be part of the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.

Vendsyssel Theatre and Experience Centre, Hjørring City
The Vendsyssel theatre and experience centre is a modern cultural facility opened in Hjørring, the capital city of Vendsyssel, Denmark, in January 2017.

Power Court Stadium, Luton
The Power Court complex is a new football stadium and mixed-use development planned in Newlands Park, Luton, UK.

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