Elliptical Door Swing

Featuring an innovative new elliptical door swing that increases usable floor space as the door is drawn inward when swinging open, C.R. Laurence introduces Clear Space. The unique design incorporates a top door guide that automatically folds away from the opening and stacks parallel to the sidewall to provide unobstructed entry. The upshot is door outswing projection is reduced by approximately 45% for a typical 36-in. wide opening. 

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Hospital Addresses Safety and Aesthetic Concerns

Rockville Hospital boasts a strong behavioral health unit that provides support and specialized, sophisticated services for many areas of mental health, including addictions, anxiety, depression and other counseling. As part of its renovation, Rockville Hospital was looking for flooring that would provide safety and aesthetics for patients and visitors alike. Jeff Lawton, Moser Pilon Nelson Architects, worked with Rockville hospital to select flooring, and ultimately chose Altro Wood, Altro Aquarius and Altro Whiterock products for use throughout the unit. The project had originally called for other alternatives, but Jeff Lawton, a fan of Altro products, thought they might be better sui

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Greater Impact Resistance

VersaGuard performs in high-traffic corridors and public spaces, shielding walls from wear and the impact of rolling traffic such as desk chairs, carts and gurneys. The wall protection is highly resistant to soiling and tough stains. When cleaning is needed, stringent agents such as bleach or rubbing alcohol can be used. It includes 30% recycled content and is NSF 342 certified. It has a long lifecycle even in extreme applications and maintains a clean, attractive appearance for many years. 

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433 Broadway, New York City
433 Broadway, New York City
433 Broadway, New York City

Articulation Curbs NYC "Dirt Factor"

433 Broadway walks a fine line between historic form and modern function, visually blending in to Manhattan’s historic SOHO district. Owned by Cubico, it is the first building entirely devoted to shared workspace constructed from the ground up. With this came a host of design challenges to allow varied companies to coexist—and thrive—within the same workspace. “Because it is being used by any number of different people, we wanted it to be as general and anonymous as possible,” says Nelson Vega, Associate Principal, AIA, RKTB Architects. RKTB also set out to avoid enclosed spaces that would block daylight from getting deep into each floor, with a lot of interior

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A Code that Won't Crack

Designed using an artful interpretation of technology, coding and data, Patcraft has created a new luxury vinyl tile in 15 refined colorways. Named Creative Code its varying hues dispersed throughout each tile along with both neutral and bright color options make it a good fit for branding, wayfinding, color blocking and mixing. The tiles are available in 12-in. × 24-in. and contain 20-mil wear layer to enhance product durability and performance in high demand environments and an ExoGuard+ finish that provides enhanced scratch and stain resistance. 

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Kampung Admiralty, Singapore
Kampung Admiralty, Singapore
Kampung Admiralty, Singapore

Gracious Universal Design in Mixed-Use Building

The World Architecture Festival announced that Kampung Admiralty, designed by WOHA has been selected as the 2018 Building of the Year. Selected among 535 projects from 57 countries, WOHA’s mixed-use senior housing project integrates a medical center, daycare facilities, a public food hall, a public park and a community garden, establishing a new architectural precedent for a critical issue of our time: engaging, supporting and housing senior citizens in a multi-use, multi-generational setting.Vertical VillageTogether, several government agencies have combined a plot of land and building project to maximize land use and budget. The tight site with a height limit of 45 meters had the tea

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