Christie Proton Beam Therapy by HKS Architects
We talk to HKS Architects about the Christie Proton Beam Therapy Centre project.
Wires are a pain, and they literally chain you to the spot. So getting rid of them is a good thing. The wires that carry information have been hacked away at for years. Starting with ship communication, then broadcast radio and then WiFi. Now ethernet connections are becoming extinct, satellites bridge the oceans and the telephone network is really a broadband distribution, while landline phones get squeezed out by mobile devices. The days of information carrying wires are numbered, so that battle is almost won.
In the creation of the material, researchers used nanotechnology to remove lignin – the part of the wood that makes the material brown and strong.
Partitioning expert Style was contracted to deliver flexible space to the showcase meeting and training areas of Fidelity International's new London office, installing four fully automatic Skyfold moveable walls finished in a stunning Kvadrat Floyd fabric.
BIM. There’s that buzzword again! It might sound harsh, uninviting and miles away from the creative vision of an interior designer, however, BIM can be an umbrella to an inspiring world of technology that supports and influences design – let’s call it ‘digitalisation’! Diane Butterworth, Design Director for Diane Butterworth Ltd, guides us through the model.
Whether a requirement for the gym goer, the cyclist, the bathroom has become an essential differentiator in work, at home or in hotels. A key challenge is how we offer design led impactful solutions while keeping an eye on sustainability via water and energy consumption and use of precious space for an area that has always been a potential after thought.