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CONTENTS 10.18


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Industry news


COMMENT: The challenges and pleasures of life in the Bronze Age Warwick Penson of Bronze Architecture discusses the resurgence of architectural bronze and its uniquely distinctive properties


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COMMENT: Aluminium’s place in architecture – and human ecology Architect Professor Michael Stacey looks at the case for aluminium, backed by ongoing research, in terms of versatility, sustainability and durability


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Metal in architecture supplement


Nine in corten A row of nine new houses in a south west London street emulates aspects of its Victorian terraces – but adds some contemporary twists, most obviously copious use of corten steel. Roseanne Field reports


Park life A major sports complex has been created in a Netherlands park, intended not only to provide facilities for professional athletes, but to increase the health of the local community. Russ Davenport, partner at FaulknerBrowns Architects, spoke to Jack Wooler about the array of contents wrapped inside this twisting metal ribbon


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The fast route to compliance Steve Howard of Neaco gives his view on why there has been a revolution in balconies and decking, with the dominance of wood being usurped by aluminium


Copper – the real thing Despite an unrivalled heritage including use on some of our oldest buildings, continuing developments make copper and its alloys thoroughly modern and sustainable options for contemporary architecture, as Graeme Bell of Aurubis explains


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Galvanizing sustainability in construction Andy Harrison of Wedge Group Galvanizing explores the key benefits galvanizing brings to sustainable construction, and highlights the growing number of techniques adopted by the galvanizing industry


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Compare and contrast: steel vs aluminium Calvin Wilson of Metal Technology looks at the relative pros and cons of steel and aluminium from a structural perspective


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