Armstrong Ceilings

Standard Shapes now Available

Formerly available only in custom shapes and sizes, WoodWorks Shapes for DESIGNFlex by Armstrong Ceilings are now available in standard 45-degree and 60-degree triangles, parallelograms and trapezoids, offering wood look without custom lead times. Available in 13 standard real wood veneer finishes, WoodWorks Shapes Tegular ceiling panels have been seismically tested for installation with a heavy-duty Suprafine XM suspension system. An online DESIGNFlex Pattern Gallery features a variety of pre-designed patterns that can be created using different WoodWorks Shapes ceiling panels and finishes. 

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Center Cut Panels bring Drywall Look to Suspended Ceiling Application

The look of timeless drywall ceilings in a suspended ceiling system is possible with Armstrong’s Center Cut panels. Designed to seamlessly integrate with trimless downlights, the panels feature a monolithic look with crisp, integrated lighting and pre-cut downlight opening available for USAI Lighting’s BeveLED Mini and BeveLED 2.2 square or round lights. They also boast the added benefits of accessibility and acoustical performance, fast and easy installation, and no on-site panel cuts needed. All panels are available in square lay-in and rectangular versions and are offered in four of Armstrong product lines, including Calla, Ultima, Lyra PB and Optima PB.

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Soul Ceilings

MetalWorks Create! Custom Perforations from Armstrong transform images onto metal panels, offering a unique visual with acoustical performance. The new custom perforation capability is available across a wide range of MetalWorks ceiling and wall systems. The custom-perforated panels are available in standard Whitelume, Silverlume, and Gun Metal colors, and are part of the Sustain portfolio of ceiling products. The custom-perforated panels can achieve a Noise Reduction Coefficient (NRC) of up to 0.90. 

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Reinventing the Ceiling Plane

Personalized ceiling designs are now just a box away with DESIGNflex Ceiling Systems by Armstrong: a ceiling system that allows architects and designers the freedom to mix and match different panel shapes, sizes, colors and textures all in one ceiling. Its shapes include triangles, parallelograms, trapezoids, squares and rectangles, as well as made-to-order sizes. A new online DESIGNFlex Pattern gallery features dozens of patterns and inspiring color palettes, as well as details about panels, suspension systems, trim, accessories and suggestions for integrating lighting and diffusers.

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Entry Lobby, Smart Space, Brooklyn, NY

A Living Office

Before it evolved into what it is today, the owners of Smart Space, Hampshire Properties, had a co-working office space problem. “It was lacking in the area, because rent space was so high,” says architect Howard Davis.Recognizing this issue, the company came up with the idea of transforming its property into a shared co-working facility, especially since the space adjacent to them was available and located in a place perfect for drawing people in. “They offer space for every budget: single seats, or small to large offices.”The latter, says Davis, is determined by flexible partition walls that expand or divide space based on demand. “The idea was to create a uni

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Art Kit

Lending an enhanced level of design creativity to commercial ceiling systems, DESIGNFlex enables architects to mix and match different panel shapes, sizes, colors and textures. The array of shapes include triangles, parallelograms and trapezoids, in addition to squares and rectangles in made-to-order sizes. Transforming the decades old 2-ft. × 2-ft. module into a new world of options. 

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Exposed Ceiling Acoustics

Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions offers an expanded portfolio of acoustical solutions that maintain the design integrity of exposed structure environments and integrates acoustical panels to control noise. Spotlight acoustic solutions are suspended below the deck, and include a variety of shapes and sizes including blades, baffles, clouds and canopies that reduce noise and visually define a space.

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A Monolithic Visual with Limited Plenum Space

Six new Vector panel sizes feature a narrow 0.25-in. reveal between panels, resulting in a monolithic appearance. The Vector edge ceiling panels are downward accessible for minimum plenum heights, requiring only 6-in. of clear space from the deck. Providing excellent noise absorption for open plan areas, Lyra Vector panels feature a NRC of 0.90. Made from over 50% recycled material, the panels come with a 30-year warranty against visible sag, mold and mildew when installed with Armstrong Ceilings’ suspension system.

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Dual Functionality Serves Students

As part of a new residence hall in the heart of Boston, the Berklee College of Music desired a space that would serve as a dining area by day and a performance venue for students by night. The dual function of the residence hall needed both aesthetics and acoustics as key considerations in its design. To meet the challenge, the design team at William Rawn Assocs., Architects in Boston created the “Caf,” a two-story, 400-seat space featuring a 32-ft.-high ceiling, a gracefully curved second floor balcony, and a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking busy Massachusetts Ave.

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