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Voice of an Architect: Scott Brownrigg

If you’ve ever walked through Terminal 4 at Heathrow airport, you’ve experienced first-hand the architecture of British design practice Scott Brownrigg. Offering architecture, interior design, urban design, town planning and masterplanning services across all major sectors including office, hospitality, sport and leisure, advanced technology, education and defence, the award-winning practice is in the Architect’s Journal AJ100 top […]
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Is craftsmanship important in modern manufacturing?

With automation technology like artificial intelligence, autonomous cars and 3D printing increasingly dominating our cultural landscape, it may feel as if the need for craftsmanship in commercial production is reducing. One may even question the relevance and need for craftsmen in a modern manufacturing organisation like The Splash Lab. However, over the past decade, there has been […]
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Experimentation: The power of thinking with your hands

At the Splash Lab, pioneering and experimentation are two of our core values. As part of the building journey for our new London showroom, when the suggestion came up for a four-metre waterfall using our TSL-881 capacitive taps, we decided to get down and dirty and build a full-size prototype at our Manchester lab to […]
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Voice of an architect: Sarna Architekci

Using simple forms and natural light, Polish studio Sarna Architekci is known across Europe, Africa and the Middle East for modern, minimalist interiors. Designing for both commercial and residential projects, they create useful spaces with clean aesthetics that deliver on functionality and beauty. For our third Voice of an Architect feature, we speak with architect, interior […]
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Capacitive vs IR technology

Touch-free taps in the washroom are a good idea: they are hygienic, intuitive to use and achieve reliable water savings. Modern ‘smart taps’ utilise one of two technologies to produce a wave-activated water flow: capacitive sensors or infrared (IR) sensors. To discover which tap technology is suitable for your project, we break down the pros […]
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How we used the Golden Ratio in our product design

What is the Golden Ratio? The Golden Ratio is a mathematical ratio often found in nature that can be used to create aesthetically pleasing compositions. It is often symbolised as the Greek letter Phi.   How does it work? From Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man through to Le Corbusier’s Modulor project, the Golden Ratio, also known […]
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Voice of an architect: RIO Architects

In the second instalment of our Voice of an Architect series, we speak to RIO Architects Interior Designer Gareth Davies. With a minimalist architectural aesthetic, use of biophilic elements and focus on green and sustainable commercial construction, we are consistently inspired by the ambitious work of this Cardiff-based architecture practice. Here, Davies reveals why Japanese brutalist architecture informs his work […]
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Biophilic Design and the Built Environment

Biophilic design connects people to where they live, work and learn using the power of natural materials, natural light, vegetation and views of nature in the built environment. More than that, bringing nature indoors has been shown to improve people’s health, happiness, creativity and productivity.   Our favourite resources: Resource 1: 14 Patterns of Biophilic […]
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Our takeaways from the ‘What Workers Want’ NLA conference

On 17 July, 2018, I attended the ‘What Workers Want’ conference, presented by New London Architecture (NLA). Below are the key learnings and takeaways from the sessions.   SESSION 1: Where does business want to work? After an introduction from Peter Murray, the chairman of New London Architecture, the first session began with ‘New Work Districts: […]
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Voice of an Architect: McLaren.Excell

As product designers and producers, The Splash Lab works closely with inspiring architects every day to create washrooms that are not only beautiful but also intuitively functional. Collaboration is the key to success, which is why we are introducing our Voice of an Architect series – a space where we can amplify the work of […]