Retail

Bottega Veneta Storefront, Miami, Fla.

Curved Windows Add Aesthetic Touch

Fenex provided beautiful curved windows for a renovation project for a high-end retailer in the Miami Design District, Bottega Veneta, a luxury fashion house from Milan, Italy. The district is home to many flagship international luxury stores, art galleries and award-winning restaurants, so meeting the look and feel for this project was key.Fenex worked with the design team to create this unique one-of-a kind window system, that was impact-rated, but also met the client’s aesthetic desires. Due to Miami’s strict standards for wind and impact protection, this window system had a custom configuration of structural interlayer along with its unique frame that would protect this store

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Catered Experience

All eyes were on the opening of Selfridges’ new optical destination, the final part of the store’s Accessories Hall makeover. Working alongside Alex Cochrane Architects, FDA bespoke lighting creator, Nulty, implemented a LED lighting scheme that exudes high-end, to do justice to the specs and sunglasses, and each element of the luxury interior design. To fulfill the brief, Nulty focused on integrating light into joinery, walls, feature display cases, shelving and mirrors. The geometric-shaped display cases feature indirect lighting details that emphasise the features’ forms and draw attention to the glasses. They have a big impact on the space along with the bespoke ci

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Room & Board, Denver, Co

Flagship Store a Smooth Operator

For the flagship store in Denver, the architects wanted an ultra-smooth finish to keep reveals and breaks to a minimum, yet that would not neglect energy performance and resiliency. Room & Board desired a façade with a smooth finish—a challenge in this case, in that walls were planned as single monoliths, meaning no cracks or breaks could be visible in this minimalist vision. The owners, along with Roth & Sheppard Architects, Hyder Construction, and Monarch Stucco got together to plan. To ensure they could achieve the desired smoothness, the team created a mock-up and refinished it several times to get the quality and finish desired. Extra time was spent to QA/QC the substrate

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Wing at Florida Mall Offers Sunlit Experience

Florida’s Aventura Mall recently completed a new wing expanding the Miami-area retail destination by 315,000 sq. ft. to 2.7 million. Providing a sunlit experience with indoor conveniences, a custom, vaulted skylight was installed. Opened in 1983 at less than half its current size, Aventura has grown steadily through the decades. The newest addition on the eastern edge was completed in March 2018. “Retail is certainly evolving and we’re always innovating to stay ahead of the curve,” explained Jackie Soffer, co-chair and CEO of Turnberry Associates, owner and managing entity. JPRA Architects served as the project’s architect of record, working with general co

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Streetscape Comes Alive

Dri-Design Wall Panels with Perforated Imaging are featured at the entrances of the Mills Fleet Farm Parking Garage; they depict a natural woods scene that enlivens the streetscape and provides much needed parking for local venues in the Downtown East neighborhood of Minneapolis. 

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Florida RV Center Relies on IMPs to Beat the Heat

Roofing and siding insulated metal panels proved to be the most effective choice for the architectural team and installation crew at the General RV Center store in Orange Park, Fla. In order to beat the heat and provide a clean aesthetic, Scherer Construction needed to find the right complement of roofing and siding insulated metal panels. “The heat here in Florida is ferocious,” says Robert Taylor, AIA, of Scherer Construction of Gainesville, Fla. “New buildings of this type are required to have a roofing R-value of 38 and insulated metal panels go a long way in helping achieve that. They certainly speed up the installation process and give you a durable and attractive end

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LED Tile Exterior System

Cooledge offers a luminous panel system that allows a building to be illuminated by its façade rather than simply projecting light onto structures. The technology recently won the recognition of the Darc Awards and Light Middle East for top outdoor lighting product of the year. The low-profile lighting system backlights the storefront design feature of opaque glass tiles at multiple locations across the U.S. Cooledge products provide high-quality illumination behind the façade and continues the glass tiled theme from ground floor up. A low setback of only 4 in. provides the boutique’s uniformly lit façade. 

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Stores Well

Use the ceilings, implies Vitra’s extensive multi-lane storage systems. Designed for retail settings, the floor-saving storage solution can easily be repurposed for the home or office. Attaching from the ceiling, multi-lane offers electrical power for optional lighting and is an easily adjustable layout that generates the impression of a floating display. Multi-lane leaves floors clear for routine sweepings and under-floor access.

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Credit Union Banks on Precision Illumination

The location of 1st Choice Savings & Credit Union in Alberta, Canada, was designed to be a bright and inviting facility with an open lobby, featuring a high ceiling and glass façades that allow plenty of sunlight. While the architect had the best of intentions, the lighting of the credit unions’ lobby became an issue as unforeseen circumstances came to fruition. One of those issues had to do with the physical position of the building itself. Facing north, the large windows offered plenty of daylight on sunny days, which is always welcome in a commercial space. This caused a tremendous amount of glare, however, during prime working hours that made it difficult for staff members to do thei

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Roof Enhances Shopping Center’s Image

Destin Commons, known as the premier open-air lifestyle center on Florida’s Emerald Coast, chose three colors of metal roofing were to enhance the high-end shopping center’s image as part of its overall expansion. The major expansion of the Destin Commons shopping center in Destin, Fla., further establishes its reputation as the premier open air lifestyle center offering the best in shopping, dining and entertainment on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The Phase II expansion adds 100,000 sq. ft. to the 500,000-sq.-ft. family-oriented shopping environment. Destin Commons also includes 70,000 sq. ft. of Class A office suites. And the expansion included metal roofing; there were multiple buildings invo

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