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Combining high-end design with slender vertical lines, the Blumcraft Entice Series Entrance System meets building code and energy conservation requirements. With its low-profile, “floating-on-air” appearance and all-glass aesthetic, the patented system is capable of supporting handle hardware on 1-in. insulating glass. The high-performance systems meets ASHRAE 90.1 Air Infiltration and Thermal Performance requirements as well.
 

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Side-by-Side Comparison in Efficiency

Minnesota is hitting new heights when it comes to green energy standards. The state’s first-ever Passive House multifamily development, Hook & Ladder Apartments, opened October 2019 in northeast Minneapolis. It is set to prove just how much of a difference Passive House construction can make in operations cost and occupant comfort compared to buildings designed to conventional energy codes.To create a real-time project demo, lhb Architects designed the complex as a side-by-side experiment with two adjacent, nearly identical apartment buildings. One set of the look alike apartment buildings is built to state energy code specifications, the other to the Passive House Institute U.S. (

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Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions
Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions

See the Light

The new Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions provide control over finished aesthetics by offering a variety of options and sizes with both ceiling-to-wall and ceiling-to-ceiling coves. They offer predictable lighting performance and perfect integration with select Armstrong MetalWorks and WoodWorks ceilings and suspension systems. The pre-fabricated corners can be modified if unexpected field conditions arise.

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Bordeaux Villa Adds to Outdoor Living

New villa provides ultimate comfort for residents, both indoors and outdoors with sun protection. In sunny Bordeaux, France, life moves effortlessly between indoor and outdoor spaces. However idyllic this sounds, it does pose one great risk: interiors can often get too hot, too soon. Residents discovered after three months in their new home, given the orientation of the house, sun protection was absolutely essential. Even despite the fact the living room faces directly south, suitable sun protection keeps the interior cooler even on the hottest summer days. Thanks to the pergola in the garden, the homeowners can choose all year round whether to spend time indoors or outdoors, depending on wh

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Fabege WAW-Work Away from Work
Fabege WAW-Work Away from Work
Fabege WAW-Work Away from Work

New Way to Work?

Scandinavia is seen as a pioneer for good work culture, but given the impact of the COVID-19 virus, and the effectiveness of “work away from work,” Fabege, one of Sweden’s largest property companies, set out to develop an office concept beyond most models. Its reservable satellite offices are spatially detached from the main office, a new idea that reveals benefits for the individual and for social coexistence. Three locations, across Stockholm, were created and equipped with flexible downlights for a track. The concept moves away from traditional approaches. “I wanted to avoid carpets of light at all costs,” said Joaquim de Abreu, WAW’s lighting designer.

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Eco-Promenade pavers
Eco-Promenade pavers

From Parking Lot to Sustainable Park

Permeable pavers helped Hoboken Southwest Park integrate an urban public space with storm protection. As part of an extensive resiliency plan to mitigate flooding in a Hoboken, N.J., neighborhood, the team at Starr Whitehouse had to design a space that would transform a one-acre parking lot into a one-of-a-kind park. The selection of products and systems was influenced by the end goal of creating a vibrant and livable space, while meeting the city’s demand for sustainability. The design needed to integrate green infrastructure, capable of managing large quantities of water from intense rainstorms. Hoboken Southwest Park employs three coordinated systems to reduce the negative effects o

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