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3.75 FEBRUARY 2013

Best of 2012
A year of innovative products and technologies

A bright BIM future

The designers preference

A plan for disaster relief

Father and son devise the Hexi-House



Gardens. In modernising the tired interior, the impractical cellular spaces were rationalised and 'old and new' elements were carefully juxtapositioned to dramatic effect. The staircase was used to create a feature backdrop behind the new glazed panels to the ground oor entrance area. The installation of large modern mirrors on each landing were used to link all oors, bringing more light and a sense of openness to the internal stair well. Lastly at 38 Grosvenor Gardens Mews a set of unmodernised garages and a derelict first floor apartment were remodelled into a three floor contemporary mews house.

Planning approval for St Jamess Market

25-27 Bury Street that will be redesigned by Smitheld-based architectural practice TateHindle. Currently, the buildings provide retail space at ground oor and basement levels with dated ofces above and, although unlisted, they are located within the St Jamess Conservation Area. It is proposed that the facades will be retained and, behind, there will be a residential building facing the vibrant St Jamess Street and prestige ofces facing Bury Street. James Hindle, Director, TateHindle, said: Our redesign will blend the historic with the modern. By retaining the facades and the ground oor retail space, the view from the street will remain broadly the same, but above will be four 3bedroom luxury, single-oor apartments and a 4-bedroom duplex penthouse covering two oors plus 10,300 sq ft of high quality ofce space.

diary dates
Feb - Apr 2013
26 February27 April
Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture RIBA, LONDON Should Amsterdam-style floating homes be built in Londons Docklands? Could the UK learn from Brazils successful identikit schoolbuilding programme? Including the Venice Biennale exhibition, RIBA, in collaboration with the British Council and the Architectural Association, will host an exhibition and a season of special events that offer architectural inspiration from beyond UK shores. The feature exhibition showcases UK architectural talent through ten exceptional international research projects.

The mixed-use redevelopment of St Jamess Market proposed by The Crown Estate includes, within the multi-application planning strategy, the buildings at 29-30 St Jamess Street and

ArchiCAD award winners

GRAPHISOFT announced that two of the winning entries in this years International Property Awards were designed using ArchiCAD, GRAPHISOFTs award-winning BIM software. Farkasvlgyi Arquitetura was highly commended for two of its designs: Complexo Andradas, a mixed-use development, and ABC-All Business Center, both located in Brazil. The Complexo Andradas will boast South Americas tallest building, the BH Tower. We are pleased and proud to learn that one of GRAPHISOFTs Key Clients has been recognized by this esteemed group of professionals, said Viktor Vrkonyi, CEO of GRAPHISOFT. The Farkasvlgyi team can be rightly proud of this latest success, he continued. With a history of 40 years behind us, today Farkasvlgyi Architecture reaps the rewards of an investment made long ago: the choice of ArchiCAD as our base software, even when this was not widespread in the country, was the right one, said Bernardo Farkasvlgyi, architect/owner of the award-winning rm.

57 March
Ecobuild EXCEL, LONDON The sustainable design event is back and at Excel this year. Great ideas for the construction and built environment will be presented, along with innovative solutions and practical advice from experts at the show.

1216 March
ISH Messe Frankfurt FRANKFURT, GERMANY The ISH provides a showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and airconditioning technology and renewable energies. In the Energy section, visitors can see the entire spectrum of innovative buildingsystems technology. Air-conditioning, cooling and ventilation technology.

Managing Director of maber, said: We benefit as a business from developing employees through our successful graduate programme. We support the ongoing learning of our employees with structured, aspirational and needsbased CPD. Maber has worked on a string of city centre developments across the East Midlands.

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