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We're on a mission to transform the built environment through inspiration, innovation and insight. If you're looking for project or product ideas for a new design, why not browse through our architectural resources. Be inspired by use of colour, material and texture or get creative with form, function and facades! 

Corten: Colour, change and perception

Controlling the interaction between the natural world and the built environment is one of the most fundamental concerns for designers and architects. In most cases, this simply means ensuring the elements are kept out. Building facades, however, present an opportunity for much greater interplay and experimentation. Through the use of corten steel, you can harness the weathering process, creating vibrant canvasses which naturally change over time. Read the full article here.

Click here to read past articles from our Colour your World blog.

Focus on Material:
Making a Statement with Corten

Clad with BENCHMARK by Kingspan's eye-catching Corten hook-on cassettes, the purpose-designed extension of an existing house has been conscientiously presented to echo the philosophy of Moore's practice whilst also complying with national archiving standards.

In homage to the environmental-sensitivity of Moore's work, Hugh Broughton Architects chose to not only focus on adapting existing buildings, but also to use materials which complemented both the project's beautiful woodland background and Moore's material palette. 

Read more about the project here.

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Products in Practice: Achromatic Architecture

Each month Products in Practice will showcase a selection of global projects, centred around a common theme, trend or sector. This month we're focusing on achromatic architecture - it's not all black and white! From the white plaster and black timber of English Tudor manors to Asif Khan's ultramodern Vantablock Pavillion at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, there is a rich history of black and white buildings around the world. But with a seemingly limitless palette of colours available in all kinds of facade materials, why are we still so attracted to monochrome architecture?  

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