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CONTENTS 09.17


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Metal in Architecture supplement


COMMENT: Metal gutters fit for the future Carlton Jones on why a new standard for guttering was needed, thanks to climate change


COMMENT: Get specification right first time The MCRMA on the dangers of switching specification


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Giant pebbles in Brussels James Parker visits Docks Bruxsel, a mixed-use project that creates a new urban mini-district and which was also a test bed for a new zinc panel


Rewarding copper architecture Eight very different entries have been shortlisted for the 2017 European Copper in Architecture Awards. Chris Hodson reports


Breaking the fourth wall Designed as a ‘city within a city,’ Vendsyssel Theatre in Denmark is a new corten-clad cultural landmark. Stephen Cousins reports on the project


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Changeable weathering forecast Ian Sutherland from Benchmark by Kingspan discusses how corten steel can create a facade that provides visual interest for years to come


Rolling out the benefits Darren Tutt of the Lead Sheet Association explains how architects can get the best out of rolled lead sheet


The art of facades Simon Gregory of Proteus Facades looks at how advances in facade materials and finishes are allowing architects to ‘sell the dream’ to clients


Sustained support for aluminium glazing systems Mark Robinson of Sapa Group puts the case for aluminium as one of the most versatile as well as sustainable materials available to architects


The sky’s the limit for zinc Jonathan Lowy of VMZinc explains how zinc can now be specified far more easily for a wide range of projects, whether it’s for a transformation of a tower block, or creating a vibrant interior


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