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New York Lynbrook Station

Modern Canopy Material

Utilizing the existing steel on the New York Lynbrook Station platforms and shelter structures, EXTECH customized three new replacement translucent canopies with its SKYGARD skylight and SKYSHADE canopy technology for Long Island Rail Road passengers. “This is the first application that we know of using polycarbonate material in this area. The results are a more modern visual look with great rain and sun protection for the passengers,” states Hely Manuel Duarte, MSc president, Zion Contracting, whose firm installed the systems. The canopy solution enhances passengers’ comfort while adding light and a sense of openness. The translucent material brings in natural light while

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Beloit College's Rec Center

Decommissioned Power Station Turned Rec Center

A century-old decommissioned coal-burning power station located along Wisconsin’s Rock River is now the site of a new student recreation and wellness center for Beloit College. Called the Powerhouse, the Studio Gang-designed adaptive reuse project features a light-filled, impact-resistant and high-performance translucent lightwall system from EXTECH. Utilizing a design-assist approach, EXTECH was brought in early and therefore able to help the architect customize the interlocking wall system.“We don’t simply walk into the architect’s office and slap down a product catalog,” explains EXTECH’s Director of Product Application and Development Kevin Smith, RA.

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The design concept included multiple free-standing columns of LED screens displaying changing visual patterns set in front of a dynamic curtain of flapper-panel walls.

Wind-driven Wall Panels Create Welcoming Casino Entrance

At California’s Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, wind-driven, flapper-panel walls line the drive to the main entrance and greet guests with movement and illumination. Owned by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, the AAA Four Diamond resort and casino’s grand entry was envisioned by Lifescapes International. A landscape architectural firm specializing in destination resorts, Lifescapes’ concept included multiple freestanding columns of LED screens displaying changing visual patterns set in front of a dynamic curtain of flapper-panel walls.

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“Articulated Cloud” on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh by Koning/Eizenber in collaboration with artist Ned Kahn

Dynamic Day or Night

EXTECH’s KINETICWALL is a dynamic moving building façade that creates an eye-catching aesthetic. Made of 6-in. flappers attached to stainless steel rods, the KINETICWALL responds to wind currents and undulates to create the look of rolling waves. The wall is customizable and can be designed to accommodate square or curved polycarbonate, glass, aluminum or steel flappers. Shown is the “Articulated Cloud” on the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh by Koning/Eizenber in collaboration with artist Ned Kahn.

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Enhanced Skylight Design

Available in pyramid, single slope and ridge configurations, EXTECH introduces the SKYGARD 2500 series skylight system. In addition to typical daylighting benefits, the skylight is engineered with separate gutters to control condensation and leakage. Accepting glass up to 1.3125-in. thick, including monolithic or insulated glass units, optional glass coatings and custom silkscreen patterns can help diffuse the direct toplighting and control unwanted solar heat gain.

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Lit Up and Leak-Free

LIGHTWALL 3440 vertical wall panels can extend up to 54-ft. long. The translucent polycarbonate panels provide energy savings via daylighting, outstanding insulation value and the absence of leak-prone horizontal joints. Tongue-and-groove joinery provides a clean appearance without the need for vertical framing.

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Versatile Curtainwall

Accepting both insulated glass units and cellular polycarbonate glazing panels, LIGHTWALL 3000 curtainwall is an extruded aluminum, thermally broken, framing system. This versatility is accomplished by deep glazing pockets, low-friction gaskets and controlled gasket pressure that allow for the thermal movement of polycarbonate, while still providing superior water and air infiltration resistance.

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On Broadway

Gap Global Creative services specified Extech’s frameless polycarbonate panels for the interior and the exterior fit-out of its new flagship store in Times Square. The frameless outside vertical corner detail is unique to Extech and allows the calming blue glow of the exterior radiate uninterrupted. For interior store fixture applications, the material is much lighter and also allows for product and lighting to stand out. Logistically, it saves time, money and installation cost, since the relatively light polycarbonate panels require less structure.

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Pedestrian Tunnel Adds Active Wall System

Philadelphia’s multi-phased, $59.65 million SEPTA Downtown Link features an innovative glass block “active” wall system. This past summer, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) completed the first phase of the Downtown Link, its Center City concourse improvement program to upgrade the underground pedestrian tunnel network. Significant architectural enhancements were made during this phase including an innovative, backlit, glass block “active” wall system. The Downtown Link connects six subway stations, two regional rail systems, and provides access to many businesses, offices, historical points of interest and other destinations.“O

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Daylighting a New Stem Space

Bringing in ample daylighting through a 30-ft.-high exterior wall into a two-story common space, Cuningham Group and MOA Architecture specified more than 3000 sq. ft. of EXTECH’s LightWall 3440 interlocking polycarbonate translucent wall system for Roosevelt High School’s new Pathways Innovation Center in Casper, Wyo. Customized vertical sunscreens deliver light diffusion and aesthetic accents while the dual wall system provides high thermal performance of up to R 8.2.

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