May 2018

Perforated Perfection

Oakland-based Móz Designs fabricated two laser-cut metal partitions at Maximus Office in San Francisco. The custom partitions—one flat and one curved—create two dedicated conference rooms in the open office environment. The metal material solution offered an easy and economical way to divide the space without having to alter the architecture.

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Channel Glass Shines at New D.C. Museum

The Museum of the Bible features channel glass, which not only defines the museum’s entrance, but also brings daylight in and establishes a sense of privacy. Washington, D.C.’s new Museum of the Bible features a brilliant, 22.5-ft. towering channel glass wall-cladding, which defines the museum’s entrance and Arcade. The glass conveys a crystalline appearance, symbolic of the original building’s function as a cold storage warehouse. In other areas throughout the museum, translucent channel glass façade elements bring daylight in, while establishing a sense of privacy. Channel glass creates virtually uninterrupted walls of glass, limitless in length and up to 23-ft

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Aquarium 'Sheds' Water Usage

With nearly two million guests each year, the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago needed a commercial restroom upgrade to match its water efficiency objectives. challenge: Welcoming nearly two million guests each year, Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium is not only home to 32,000 animals, but also a popular location for local business meetings and events. So when the Chicago institution required an upgrade to its commercial restrooms, its goal of water efficiency and saving were top of mind. Devoted to its vision of a world thriving with aquatic life, sustained by people who love, understand and protect it, Shedd is a leader in the rescue and rehabilitation of aquatic wildlife across the world. Not o

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Tile Origins

Clé cement tile plays on the word clay, and these playful cement designs add to the style vernacular for interior tile, giving an aesthetic that complements sleek and modern settings by adding warmth and unexpected color and form. Available in seven unique shapes and 50 colors, the tiles are hand-crafted in the traditional encaustic method. Combine tiles with contrasting shapes and grout for an artistic feature wall inside and out. 

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Soccer Stadium Boasts 'Lion Pride'

“Our new facility truly reflects the energy and intensity of the growing soccer market here in the United States,” says Orlando City Soccer Club CEO Alex Leitao. “From the start, Populous understood we were designing for soccer first, everything else came second. As a result, we’re extremely proud of the new home they have helped us create for the Orlando City SC and Orlando Pride.”The new Orlando City Stadium wanted to show off its “Lion Nation Pride” as it installed custom perforated panels with the trademark lion symbol of the Orlando City Soccer Club Orlando Pride National Women’s Soccer League team. Opening for the 2017 season, the 290,000

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Business School Improves Student Experience with Renovation

Designed by architects at Kohn Pederson Fox Assocs., the Stephen M. Ross School of Business opened new facilities last year that provide classrooms, study space, offices and nonacademic spaces to serve the student and faculty community. Kohn Pederson Fox Assocs. sought to improve the student experience at the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business and maximize site usage by constructing a new building, Jeff T. Blau Hall, and renovating the connected Kresge Hall.

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Keystone Hardscapes

The new Verona Series II is a plank paver unit that combines two linear shapes with a higher level of detail and finish in the jointed surface to create distinctive linear design patterns. The smaller chamfers and joints of its urban styling complement these shapes with clean and crisp edge details. 

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Multi-Task Panels

Universal Height Adjustable Screens allow workstation panels to suit a variety of tasks whether sitting, standing or collaborating. By adjusting the height, users can control acoustic and visual privacy of the workspace with the screen. Raise or lower the screen to the desired level of privacy with a simple pull or push. At its full height, the screen provides complete visual privacy. When fully depressed, the screen virtually disappears to create an inviting, collaborative space. The screens adjust seamlessly and quietly. 

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Celebrate Craft

Material Celebration from WIlsonart is a collection of 25 new laminate designs inspired by the maker movement. Architects and designers will embrace the patterns and materials that celebrate homegrown artisans and timeless beauty of wood. 

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It's so Big

A monolithic, 60-in. diameter chandelier now tops the size offerings in the Kinetic family of gyroscopic luminaires. The fixtures’ edge-lit rings—crafted of aluminum and clear optic glass, can be individually adjustable to customize form and light direction.

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