How best for an architect or designer to search for the right home building products?

An architect’s or a designer’s search for the right products for a construction project is a gargantuan task. With fast developing technologies and rapidly evolving designs in the construction space, it is extremely difficult for one person to keep in abreast of all changes so they you don’t miss out on crafting a home or office with the best possible products.

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Supporting bricklaying education on an international stage

Michelmersh has always been at the forefront of supporting educational institutions, donating products and giving Continuing Professional Development (CPD) presentations to colleges and vocational courses across the country. Its goal is to aid in the process of training and educating our promising young bricklayers. The British manufacturer believes it is important to meet the demand for the next generation of craftsmen and women within the construction sector, facilitating their training by providing them with the highest quality products and tools, as well as the most relevant technical information.

Lewis Greenwood, WorldSkills UK Bricklaying candidate at his first training session using Michelmersh products

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NYC’s First Indoor Skate Park in a Residential Development Unveiled

Waterline Square–the five-acre mega-development on NYC’s Upper West Side–just announced that the project will be the first residential building to feature a skate park. The indoor, multi-level half-pipe skate park (image below) is the first-ever conceived amenity of its kind of any NYC residential project.

The Waterline Club Nexus – Noe and Associates with The Boundary

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LWK Placed #36 in the Latest WA100 Ranking

#8 in World-wide Residential & #10 in Pacific Rim
LWK & Partners (HK) Ltd. (“LWK” or the “Company”) is proud to announce that the Company has placed 36th world-wide in World Architect 100 (“WA100”) 2019, an annual ranking coordinated by Building Design (“BD”). The Company has placed 10th in the Pacific Rim, while by sector, it placed 8th in the Residential Sector world-wide.

BD has just released the results for WA100 2019

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Supporting the next generation of bricklayers

Michelmersh remains committed to supporting local further education, consistently playing its part in donating to initiatives for our youth. The British Manufacturer’s objective is to maintain this vital role, helping to train, educate and most importantly, meet the demand for bright, skilled workers within the construction sector.

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The fascinating world of fashion: Zumtobel luminaires light up Reserved Stores

Light touches every view. It takes us by the hand. It leads us into a world of bright colours and silky fabrics. Our hands feel the soft material. Our eyes are drawn to the displays. Inspiration tingles inside us. And we are fascinated.

Step into a Reserved Stores shop and you immerse yourself in a world of fashion where accentuated light actively entices you to browse. This is light that guides, presents and inspires. This is light that simultaneously underlines the unmistakably modern design of the Reserved Stores brand. This is light from the Austrian lighting manufacturer Zumtobel, together with a team of in-house architects and lighting planners from LPP (the leading Polish fashion retailer which manages five fashion brands, among them the flagship brand Reserved). The stores skilfully surround the consumer with pleasant illumination that is perfectly aligned with the integrated store concept of the Polish fashion chain Reserved – a concept that Zumtobel is supporting since 2017 in Reserved Stores throughout Europe. The most recent example can be seen in Frankfurt, where a new shop opened its doors at the end of September.

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Special recognition at the BCC Pledge Awards

Representing the collective interest of all sectors of the UK ceramic industry, the British Ceramic Confederation (BCC) actively promotes environmentally responsible and sustainable manufacturing. Running for over 15 years, the BCC Health and Safety Pledge is an industry-wide commitment to engage in a process of continuous improvement in health and safety. The programme was initially set up as a direct response by the industry to the then Government’s challenge to “revitalise” its health and safety performance. It is now in its fourth phase, with the industry working collectively alongside the Health and Safety Executive and the trade unions in a collaborative and progressive manner. Michelmersh has always been committed to investing in ongoing improvements with regards to health and safety, whilst making training for its staff a high priority. This year’s Pledge accolades are proof that the British manufacturer’s unified approach to a substantial rolling programme of investment has been reflected in significant improvement awards yet again.

Left to right Blockleys: Dean Hampson -Engineering Manager, Lee Taylor –Works Manager, Karl Cuzner –Production Manager.

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A new artwork for the Amsterdam Light Festival

James Tapscott, the Melbourne-based Land & Light artist, is happy to announce plans for “TRAVERSION”, an illuminated sculpture to be located at the iconic “Bridge of 15 Bridges” on the Herengracht Canal in Amsterdam from the end of November through to the end of January 2019. 

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Solo exhibition “Franco and Renata” by Thomas Berra

Park Associati are pleased to host in their practice’s premises the solo exhibition of Thomas Berra, opening on the occasion of the beginning of the Milano Fall Design Week.

Inspired by family photographs, the artist tells the love story of Franco and Renata, his uncle and aunt. This very personal story is also a reflection of an era, the long Italian post-war period that was scarred by events that left a mark and influenced the recent past. Based on the Grand Hotel-style photo-novels, the artist created a picture tale printing it in around 1000 copies. The work is meant to be shown on a support reminiscent of the small kiosks that used to sell newspapers in those years. The artist asked Park Associati to design the newsstand on which the copies of the photo-novel are to be affixed.

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V&A Dundee opens to the world

V&A Dundee opens its doors for the first time to the public on Saturday 15 September 2018. Today its beautiful, light-filled interiors designed by acclaimed Japanese architect Kengo Kuma have been revealed for the first time. As Scotland’s first design museum, V&A Dundee tells a global story, investigating the international importance of design alongside presenting Scotland’s outstanding design achievements.

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