Brasserie Bernard, Outremont, Montreal

Panels In Harmony

Brasserie Bernard is a classic French brasserie in the heart of Outremont, a high-end neighborhood in Montreal, Canada. Owners of several popular restaurants, brothers Maurice, Paul and Richard Holder knew from experience that acoustics are an important part of developing an ideal atmosphere. To create a space that allows for comfortable communication, the brothers selected lightweight, WILLTEC direct-apply panels. In addition to providing acoustic benefits, the custom golden-yellow panels harmonize with the multidimensional painted ceiling and walls, and contrast with the black wood and leather banquettes. The WILLTEC custom panels are finished with a specially formulated water-based, golde

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Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Hope College, Holland, Mich.
Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center, Hope College, Holland, Mich.

Rail System Enhances Community

A minimalist stair track rail system at the Hope College Jim and Martie Bultman Student Center gives the open concept space a sense of lightness and freedom—ideal for fostering community among students and campus organizations. Provide safety needed for stair systems without taking away from the elegance of the space. The center includes a large multipurpose room with adjacent patio, a lounge with fireplaces, as well as, meeting areas and a coffee shop. Trex Commmercial Products’ (TCP) minimalist Track Rail system, along with tempered glass, maple hand rails and a matching maple top cap, offered the perfect railing system to give the open-concept space a sense of lightn

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Slim Design

DC-String LED driver technology is available with a 100W AC/DC power supply with 48V output. The AC/DC driver and the DC/DC string boards are intentionally separated for both added system efficiency and freedom of design for track head designers. By using the 48V track, the system uses the slimmest power electronics housing design in the industry.

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NoHo West, North Hollywood, Calif.

Revitalizing a Mixed-Use Community

A forgotten and dilapidated shopping center is now well on its way to revitalization thanks to new developers with a vision. Built in 1955, Laurel Plaza in North Hollywood, Calif., is now entering the next phase of its story. The building transitioned from its original May Co. store to a bustling shopping center with Macy’s as its anchor before suffering significant earthquake damage.The former Laurel Plaza will soon become NoHo West, a mixed-use community complete with office space, apartments and retail, which will include a variety of environmentally friendly features. Due to the progressive nature of this project, it was decided to design and build the new development to compl

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Simplicity with Style

Stainless steel I-SYS cables, rods and hardware create minimalist balustrades offering needed protection with-out visual interruption. Available as custom orders or in preconfigured assemblies, the systems are maintenance-free, corrosion-resistant and fully recyclable. 

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The Outdoor Connection

Guardian SunGuard glass products balance high performance with light transmittance and the right aesthetic at state-of-the-art Owego Elementary School. Architect Highland Associates were charged with replacing a structure destroyed by Tropical Storm Lee with a high-performing envelope that meets LEED Silver certification.“The spaces have a sense of relaxed vitality that comes only with a strong connection to the outdoors,” explains David Degnon, senior associate, Highland Assoc. “This would not be possible without the strategic use of specialized glass products such as Guardian SunGuard glass. With glass making up such a large part of the façade, the color and appearance ha

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