American couple builds concrete castle

Robert Stock and his wife were married in a Scottish castle, and were so taken by the architecture of the castle that they decided to build their own using insulated concrete. After getting married, the Stocks lived in Connecticut in the United States, and decided that they wanted their own castle built. After considering traditional […]

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End Clothing’s new Glasgow store is a design triumph

Menswear brand End Clothing recently opened a brand new store in Glasgow, which is located in and old post office and has a number of unique design features. The store, which is End Clothing’s second, was designed by London-based Brinkworth. The firm has turned the old post office space on Ingram Street into a modern […]

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Concrete floor helps timber cabin withstand Norwegian winters

The Lund Hagem studio, which is based in Norway’s capital Oslo, has finished work on a ski resort cabin equipped with concrete flooring designed to withstand the tough conditions of high-altitude Norwegian winters. Cabin Geilo, which is situated in the country’s Geilo ski resort, sits 928 metres above sea level, and although this gives the […]

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Recording studio building increases value almost tenfold through conversion

A recording studio in Fulham, bought for £200,000, has been transformed into two flats worth nearly £2m. Kate Koumi turned the brick industrial unit, which she purchased as a sound recording studio in 1995, into two flexible and stylish warehouse apartments, which can be converted into one home when needed. Not wanting to be in […]

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New Diesel store brings high-concept design to London

Clothing firm Diesel has just opened a brand new store in the Knightsbridge area of London, and it is not only the items on offer that are impressing the shoppers. The store itself, thanks to its unique design bringing together the classic and the industrial, has created a unique and stylish aesthetic. The store’s shopfront […]

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New train station expected to be completed by end of 2017

The city of Dundee is preparing itself for its new skyline train service by constructing a new train station, which should be complete in just over a year’s time. Work on the station’s new site is believed to be progressing at a pleasing pace after a steel frame weighing 1,100 tonnes began to be installed. […]

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Keswick is fighting floods, says action group

A Cumbrian disaster action team has responded to claims from insurer Zurich that residents and businesses in flood-prone areas are underprepared, arguing that plenty of work is being done to fend off floods. Stephen Curtis, who is a member of the Keswick Flood Action Group and runs a guest house in the town, told ITV.com […]

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Japanese architects design golden concrete flooring

TANK, a Japanese architecture company, has recently created an unusual floor covering for a project it is working on in Kyoto. The architects are renowned for their unusual but innovative designs and their latest project, which is taking place in the centre of Kyoto, features a set of concrete floors that are specifically designed to […]

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Concrete flooring supports Shropshire independent living complex

A new 63-apartment project built for the over 55s features more than 1,000 cubic metres of concrete flooring. The first tenants to the newly built Oakwood housing complex in Wellington, Telford have recently moved in. The Shropshire complex offers independent living accommodation for the over 55s and is an alternative to residential care. The idea […]

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New Tate Modern extension showcases concrete flooring

Bosses at the Tate Modern Gallery have decided that the new flooring in its latest extension is an important part of its overall look, and should be seen by visitors, rather than be covered up by carpeting or other floor coverings. The addition to the Tate is opening on June 17th 2016, and the extension […]

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