Wienerberger has collaborated with architects Keppie Design and contractor CCG Scotland on the new Ronald McDonald House in Glasgow, a ‘home from home’ that provides shelter and comfort to the families of children being treated at the adjacent Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
Wienerberger’s Marziale brick was specified for the development, contributing towards a design that reflected the surrounding character of the ship building urban context. The whites and subtle buff tones of the facing brick were chosen to bring a softness and warmth to the exterior.
A series of white brick forms were interconnected by green roofed, white concrete porticos to create an industrial silhouette fronting Govan Road.
The building comprises a series of semi-enclosed courtyards, compete with vibrant trees, shrubs and plants, contrasting with the institutional context of the South Glasgow Hospital Campus.
The deign of products offers a contrast between the rustic white brick and smooth dark aluminium of the windows, where the heaviness of the brick and white textured tones play off the lightweight and dark toned aluminium counterpart.
Three new GAI guides have been published to make specifiers aware of the additional hardware considerations needed for projects with additional hygiene, sustainability and connectivity requirements.Posted in Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Continuing Professional Development (CPD's), Innovations & New Products, Publications
The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) Members’ Week has been hailed a great success by members, guests and staff alike, as the Federation broke new ground to deliver the industry’s first major virtual event.Posted in Articles, Building Associations & Institutes, Building Industry Events, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Exhibitions and Conferences, Glass, Glazing, Information Technology, Posts, Seminars, Training, Windows
Selectaglaze fitted four noise reducing secondary glazing units in a luxury residential property in a converted warehouse in East London.Posted in Acoustics, Noise & Vibration Control, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Case Studies, Glass, Glazing, Restoration & Refurbishment, Retrofit & Renovation, Windows
Code Handle® brings award-winning design and digital security to any private door which requires a cost-efficient way to keep people out.Posted in Access Control & Door Entry Systems, Architectural Ironmongery, Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Case Studies, Health & Safety, Information Technology, Posts, Security and Fire Protection