January/February 2021

Eagles Nest Outfitters office, Asheville, N.C.

Environmental ‘Surfing’ Not so Tough

While energy savings, and resiliency measures, absolutely, factor into justifying the cost of deep conservation measures, it might be the addition of the accounting of human benefits, as part of a comprehensive ROI formula, that will help designers win the day for passive house or net-zero initiatives for clients and owners hesitant to make the jump. So says Carnegie Mellon Professor Vivian Loftness, a participant in international skylight manufacturer Velux’ most recent Daylight Symposium in Paris, in the Fall of 2019. Here are some numbers, Loftness said, design teams should plug in right off the bat:• External shading can displace 20%-40% of today’s cooling loads;&bu

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U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum, Colorado Springs, Colo.

“A Museum of Hopes and Dreams” Celebrates Team USA

Inspired by an athlete springing into motion, the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Museum  exterior appears as four petal-like pieces spinning out from a central atrium.  Tasked with constructing the museum’s exterior, MG McGrath, sought to create a skin that matched architecture firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro’s vision of a building structure and overall exterior visual effect that encapsulated the passion, dedication and endurance of an Olympic athlete in perpetual motion.

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S-5!’s PV attachments

Low Maintenance Housing Solution

Winner of Metal Construction Assn.’s Chairman’s Award, the Keller Court Commons project in Petaluma, Calif., by MAD Architecture, was recognized for its standing seam roof attachment solutions. A “pocket neighborhood” of eight houses, with a small common building, the community draws on the historic agricultural influences of the area, while delivering a low-maintenance housing solution.The architect chose S-5!’s PV attachments as they would not violate roof integrity.

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport installed Park Assist’s Parking Guidance System

Park and Fly

At one of the world’s largest single-structure garages with 12,100 parking stalls, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport recently installed Park Assist’s Parking Guidance System to monitor occupancy and provide guidance throughout the enormous garage. Park Assist’s M4 smart-sensor system enhances the parking experience by indicating which specific spaces are available, occupied or premium using color-coded LED lights. The smart system streamlines parking and reduces congestion. Additionally, Park Assist’s Park Finder software module helps users quickly pinpoint their car upon returning to the garage.

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Pivoted Swing Door at 520 Park Ave., New York City

Doors Fit for New York’s Billionaire’s Row

Full-height bronze doors for commercial and multi-family building entrances make a significant impression. Shown here at 520 Park Ave., New York City, the building features seven pairs of Ellison Bronze custom offset pivoted swing doors. Made with No. 280 Muntz bronze, the doors were statuary finished with satin No. 4 finish in the field to achieve a darker tone.

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Lyda

Modular Sofas

Haworth's Lyda is a modular sofa collection designed for commercial and hospitality environments. With a selection of sizes and shapes to choose from, the sofa champions flexibility, including options for materials, design and configuration. Ideal for a range of activities, interaction and even relaxing in common office spaces.

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FlightHub office in Montreal, Quebec

Channel Glass at its Best

Promoting daylighting while separating offices from the communal areas at the ACDF Architecture renovated FlightHub office in Montreal, Quebec, is 4,000 sq. ft. of solar-textured, safety tempered, double-glazed Lamberts channel glass. The light-diffusing, textured 10-in.-wide, 8.5-ft. tall glass are pocket set in to custom-curve frames. Because the glass is captured at the head and sill at the top and bottom, no intermediary vertical framing needed, thus creating a clean design aesthetic.The light-diffusing, self-supporting channel glass requires minimal framing, creating virtually seamless curvilinear glass walls that can span across elevations.

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Jefferson Suspension Lamp

One of a Kind

By Venetian designer and the brand’s Design Curator, Luca Nichetto, the Jefferson Suspension Lamp features an alluring crystal form evoking the prismatic visuals of the late 1960s counterculture. The lamp’s 3-W LED module features a Color Rendering Index equal to 90, creating an authentic color representation. Created through a special pressing technique that imprints details on the crystal surface, the fixture is suspended from a thin yet strong Kevlar-reinforced cable that allows for the diffusion of a warm and elegant illumination that extends 360 degrees.The Jefferson suspension lamp is reminiscent of music and iconic images in psychedelic works of art from the 1960s. The vor

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