Editor's choice
Golden Copper Facade

Deptford Lounge, London, UK

This landmark building makes symbolic as well as functional use of its perforated golden copper alloy facades to generate a new civic focus. Pollard...

Dolomitenblick, Sexten/Sesto (BZ), Italy

Dolomitenblick, Sexten/Sesto (BZ), Italy

The building is located on a hillside in the Dolomites, at the edge of a residential area. The volume has been developed mainly from its pragmatic functional request to include...

Tour des Arts des Herbiers, France

Tour des Arts des Herbiers, France

Completed in 2010, the Tour des Arts des Herbiers in Vendée has the distinction of being entirely clad in golden copper. In addition to an art school, this creation by Forma 6...

HQE multiplex cinema, Saint Raphaël, France

HQE multiplex cinema, Saint Raphaël, France

Completed in 2010, the Victor Hugo hub – a 9,615 m2 multiplex – is located in the Saint Raphaël town centre. The impetus for this project was the town’s desire...

[BOX:09] Office building at Graz, Austria

[BOX:09] Office building at Graz, Austria

Modular space concepts for the future

The new headquarters of Viereck Architects Ltd. were recently realized using the [BOX:09]. The...

Prepatinated Copper Facade

Westfield Student Village, Queen Mary University of London, UK

One of the largest new student residence schemes in Britain, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, includes very different styles of copper cladding on two major...

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Just a cursory glance at the Contents page illustrates the range of architectural expression enabled by copper and the enthusiasm of designers in seeking out new possibilities for the material.

Entries are now invited for the 2015 European Copper in Architecture Awards 17 - a showcase for architects designing with copper and its alloys to promote their work to an international audience. The final deadline for receipt of entries is 30th April 2015

Specifying durable and effective antimicrobial materials for healthcare design is becoming increasingly important in light of growing antimicrobial resistance and the need to improve infection control.  A new CPD presentation helps architects to understand the challenges of infection control and the solution antimicrobial copper touch surfaces provide.


We open this issue with the results of the 2013 European Copper in Architecture Awards and make no apologies for reminding ourselves of the outstanding quality of the shortlisted and award winning projects, as well as the diverse applications of copper on display

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Tom Dixon spoke to us about his dream material, copper, at Maison et Objet Fair 2015 in Paris, where the British designer unveiled his new collection 'desktop accessories'. 

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