A Clean Look

An all-glass entryway and curtainwall system combine to deliver a striking façade at 9001 Cypress Waters in North Dallas, Texas. Unique T-shaped mullions and extended face caps support the thermally broken curtainwall’s clean, streamlined spans of glass. GFF Architects’ design also features a four-story trellis made from layered aluminum tubing.

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Classroom Remodel Reveals Fun in the Ceiling

An elementary school computer lab was transformed from an outdated room to a 21st-century learning space on a tight budget, by a creative application of paint, carpet and ceiling tiles. Two aspects of school remodeling are generally predictable: the schedule is short and the budget is tight. Fortunately, school staff and teachers can bring other assets to the process: resourcefulness and creativity that make the mission possible. At Morton Gingerwood Elementary School in the Chicago suburbs, they were able to bring outdated rooms back to life and make exciting learning spaces by the clever application of carpeting, paint and intriguing ceilings. The computer lab for first and second gra

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Creative Backlight Options

By combining already intriguing perforated metal designs used for paneling, façades, columns, and ceilings with lighting the results are phenomenal. Light distribution is easily accomplished via the use of diffusion and even dispersion. The true beauty of this product shines when the metal combined with the backlighting brings forth an entirely new layer of art to the mix. From interesting designs by reflections off of the floor to selective lighting allowing for bland surfaces to have a pattern suddenly thrust on it, this product has visual appeal to spare, alongside the obvious functionality of controlled lighting.

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Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
Kauffman Stadium, Kansas City, Mo.
Stainless Steel Watts Automatic Control

Iconic Baseball Stadium Fountain Gets New Life

Kauffman Stadium’s fountains feature an upgraded stainless steel automatic control valves, which modulate, open and close for reliable and trouble-free operation, providing an eye-catching display of vibrant colors for spectators. Kauffman Stadium is home to two-time World Series winning KC Royals—a central division Major League Baseball team founded in 1969. The park’s best-known feature is the “Water Spectacular”—a massive fountain and waterfall display behind the right field fence. Built in the 1990s, the fountain is now a focal point for ballpark fans. The original control valves became completely rusted due to continuous submersion and needed replacem

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No Blue Blocker

Knocking down sound, but not daylight, the ILTUO acts as a room division system with options to incorporate 3form’s translucent Varia Ecoresin material, as well as its acoustic Sola Felt. As a customizable and highly configurable product, the hardware system allows for variable height requirements, from half wall to full floor to ceiling heights. Designers can use Varia’s writable finish to turn ILTUO’s interior or exterior surface into a collaboration tool.

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Edison Eastlake Apartments, Phoenix, Az.

Beating the Heat

On top of that, the neighborhood has lower vehicle ownership than other areas of Phoenix, so residents rely on walking, biking or taking public transportation and are out in the heat for extended durations.As part of the plan to incorporate 1,161 units of mixed-income housing (including a one-for-one replacement of existing public housing units) Mithun developed new housing prototypes that maximize shade and ventilation and incorporate cool building materials to mitigate extreme heat. Now in the first phase of implementation (an affordable apartment building), the project’s housing design strategies include courtyard housing to maximize shade, single-loaded apartments with open breezew

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