French Grays

The color of the year, Metropolitan AF-690 is a shade of cool gray. The comforting, sophisticated color exudes beauty and balance, says Ellen O’Neil, Benjamin Moore’s director of strategic design intelligence. Its understated yet glamorous hue creates a soothing impactful common ground. A corresponding palette of 15 harmonious hues range from ethereal neutrals to frothy pinks that complement and accentuate the calming role of gray. 

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Flooring Provides Stylish Pathway to Sustainability

Request for custom mixed flooring proves no deterrent in implementing an underfloor access system to achieve comfort and performance goals, including greater daylight harvesting. The design for these floors needed to convey a high-end professional feel while maintaining the benefits which had been achieved using an access floor system. The architectural firm of Mark Cavagnero Assocs. had a clear vision of materials: teak plank wood, multi-piece porcelain and carpet. The challenge became how to blend these varying materials as transitions and maintain the functionality of the access floor system. At 30-stories and 450,000 sq. ft., 350 Mission Street is the first LEED Platinum high-rise in th

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Connecting People, Technology and Nature

The GO OutdoorTable brings integrated solar power to support formal and informal activities, individuals and groups, in a variety of postures. GO has a sleek and simple profile, a smooth, flat top that provides an ideal surface for writing, and rounded edges that offer a comfortable perch.

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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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Dimensional

MDC’s Dimension Walls’ patterns are 3D designs that are durable and sophisticated. Available in 4-ft. × 8-ft. and 4-ft. × 10-ft. sheets, the decorated thermoplastic sheets are manufactured through an innovative thermoperforming process that is quick, efficient and cost-effective without compromising design. A metallic finish or paintable option can achieve a specific color vision. 

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Perfect Match

Non-Profit Facility Designs to Durability and Style

Westminster Neighborhood Services is a non-profit organization on the east side of Indianapolis that works with community partners to provide food and clothing to neighborhood families as well as children’s programs that meet nurturing, safety, educational and developmental needs. The 16,620-sq.-ft. facility, which also serves as a neighborhood adult soup kitchen, contains a computer lab, adult classroom, learning center, a store for basic needs and a dining hall.During the design phase of the facility, one of the main goals was to construct a building that would hold up over time and serve the community far into the future. Envelope 2000 metal composite material (MCM) from Citadel Arc

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