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The Queen's Gallery, UK

The Queen's Gallery, UK

Built to mark the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen in 2002, the new Gallery is a major centre for the visual arts in the heart of London, provided with the most up-to-...

The Royal Playhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark, Facades, Copper

The Copenhagen Royal Playhouse, Denmark

The Royal Playhouse, located on the harbour front in Copenhagen, takes form as a pronounced, yet respectful, completion of the surrounding urban structure.

Rezidence Záběhlice, Czech Republic

Rezidence Záběhlice, Czech Republic

Residence Zabehlice is situated in Prague 10 - Zabehlice. The project site is part of existing extensive sport facility, it used to be a football field in the past. Dead...

Helsinki Music Centre, Finland

Helsinki Music Centre, Finland

The winning concept behind the ‘a mezza voce’ proposal for the architectural competition of Helsinki Music Centre (held in 1999) was the idea that the new building should...

Family House at Seeheim, Germany

Family House at Seeheim, Germany

Situated in a prominent hillside location, the property is located in a residential area developed around 1900, with lush greenery, and offers a view of the Rhine valley in...

Bronze House (Sawbridgeworth), UK

Bronze House (Sawbridgeworth), UK

A 1930’s bungalow, was demolished to make way for a bespoke 5 bed-roomed, 4 bath-roomed sustainably resourced bronze clad house. Burrell Architects worked with CABE and Inspire...

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One of this magazine’s strengths is its ability to offer comparisons of different architectural approaches to a single material - copper.


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.

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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Designer Paul Kelley talks about his love for copper and demonstrates his BOB System of modular copper faced cubes. 

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