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Copper Architecture Forum magazine 42/2017 published

EVOLVING COPPER ARCHITECTURE

The diversity of surfaces offered by copper and its alloys today is greater than ever. It is important to appreciate the living nature of the material and its evolving appearance on buildings, driven by local environments. In this and future issues, we aim to show changes over time with featured projects –
and more can be found at copperconcept.org.

Craig Casci (GRID Architects, London), Maxime Enrico (LAN, Paris), Ebbe Waehrens (BBP ARKITEKTER, Copenhagen) and Ville Hara (Avanto Architects, Helsinki).

Judging the Awards

Eight diverse projects from across Europe have been shortlisted for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. This article gives a preview of the shortlist and a glimpse inside the judging process.

Museum of Art, Ahrenshoop, Germany, photo: Christian Richters/KME February 2014, Material: Brass

How copper and copper alloys surface appearances evolve

A new feature on our website demonstrates the evolution of copper and copper alloy surfaces on buildings in different locations throughout Europe.

Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces Recognised in Finnish Indoor Hygiene Guidelines

Finland’s Building Information Ltd. has issued guidelines on indoor hygiene for new build and renovation projects, describing copper as ‘the most well-known and effective antimicrobial material.’ 

European Copper in Architecture Awards Open for Entries

Extended Deadline, you have until 12th May to submit your project.

Architects are being called to showcase their most arresting copper and copper alloy designs as the European Copper in Architecture Awards 18 opens for entries.

A' International Design Award & Competition

A' International Design Award & Competition

Call for Entries to the A' International Design Award & Competition

Copper and its alloys such as brass and bronze are increasingly used in the word of design thanks to their instantly-recognisable beauty and extraordinary versatility. We would like to draw attention of designers working with copper to enter A' Design Award & Competition.

Copper Architecture Forum magazine 41/2016 published

COPPER IN ALL ITS FORMS

As usual, this issue presents some of the best architecture from around Europe. It showcases the rich variety of surfaces that copper and its alloys can deliver for contemporary design – whether gold, brown, green or blue – all living materials continuing to develop in the local environment. But what stands out from our eleven projects is the wealth of different, sometimes innovative, approaches taken by designers today with how and where they use copper.

All things copper at 100% Design Show

The 2016 100% Design Show held in London in September proved yet again that interior designers are still making the most of the properties and colours available through copper, brass and bronze.

North American ‘Copper in Architecture Awards’

The North American Copper in Architecture (NACIA) Awards Program Recognizes Excellence in the Use of Copper in Building Design Projects.  Projects are selected across three different categories: New Construction, Renovation/Restoration and Ornamental Applications.

Copper Architecture Forum magazine 40/2016 published

Copper Architecture Forum magazine 40/2016 published

Copper Architecture Forum magazine 40/2016 published

COPPER CONNECTIONS

Our aim with Copper Architecture Forum is to highlight some of the best contemporary architecture from around Europe. But it is also illuminating to connect projects that share similar contexts, typologies, scales or programmes to explore how different architects use copper to respond to common issues.

Antimicrobial copper presentation at Vision London

Held annually, Vision is the place where architects, specifiers, clients and suppliers come together to discuss, debate and showcase the latest innovations and developments in architecture, design and the built environment. It focuses on innovative building products, materials and technology, and aims to provide ideas for new and inventive ways to achieve better building design and comply with changing legislation.

Prize draw for a Tom Dixon 'Cog Pen'

Why architects and designers need to know about Antimicrobial Copper.

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Davide Vignati is the winner of the iPad mini by voting at the Public Choice of "Copper in Architecture" award.

And the winner of the iPad is .....

Davide Vignati is the winner of an iPad mini thanks to casting his vote for the Public Choice of "Copper in Architecture" award 

French Town Closes the Door on Germs with Copper

In a world first, Bezannes – a town in Northern France – has installed antimicrobial copper door handles and stair rails in its city hall, social welfare institution and cultural centre, as well as a primary school. These hygienic surfaces will help protect the health of everyone using the facilities, and are intended as a symbol of the town’s readiness to innovate and improve.

Copper in the Home 2016

2016 Copper in the Home Design Competition

Copper and the Home 2016 is the latest iteration of a well-established design competition calling on designers to take fresh inspiration from the red metal and its alloys. 

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