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  • Q&A – Hamish Herford

    Hamish Herford, Director at Hamish & Lyons Architects, UK, talks to Ellis Davies about his project, the Stepping Stone House, Hurley, which has been shortlisted for the Architecture Awards of the royal Institute of British Architects.
  • Material Marvels: Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore

    Kathryn Allen looks at the mysteries of engineering behind the dome of the Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore in Italy.
  • Best of brick

    Khai Trung Le looks at the chaotic brick façade of the South Asian Human Rights Documentation Centre and its mix of traditional Indian design and modern architectural demands.
  • A long history of kiln firing

    Adrian Blundell looks back at the history of the ceramic tile manufacturer, Craven Dunnill Jackfield.
  • Q&A – Michael Brown

    Natalie Daniels speaks to Michael Brown about his 20 years’ experience in the brick industry and why the UK needs to appreciate its brick heritage.
  • Best of ceramic: the London Underground

    Kathryn Allen takes a look at the iconic ceramic tiles used on the London Underground.
  • Q&A – Peter Sharp

    Khai Trung Le talks to Michelmersh’s Peter Sharp on his extensive experience in the ceramics industry, current challenges and how the big four companies have changed the shape of the industry
  • For more than just sandcastles

    High demand for sand in the construction and electronics industries is a mounting problem for sustainability, as Ellis Davies reports.
  • Spotlight: Automated sewing

    Palaniswamy ‘Raj’ Rajan, CEO of SoftWear, USA, talks to Ellis Davies about the company’s Sewbots and automated worklines.
  • Extreme recreation

    Peter Wilson looks at the use of wood in some of the most hostile environments.