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A unique art glass installation designed by Martin Donlin on the façade of the Lowell Justice Center, Lowell, Mass.

Art Installation

A unique art glass installation designed by Martin Donlin on the façade of the Lowell Justice Center, Lowell, Mass. is also visible inside the two-story entrance lobby. Designed with symbols of justice interspersed with imagery of Lowell’s textile and mill history, the art features quotes in languages including Khmer, Spanish, Portuguese and English, representing local cultures of the people of Lowell and equal justice.Viracon's DigitalDistinctions combines the durability of ceramic enamel with the versatility of digital printing, providing the ability to print multiple colors, graphics and simulate building materials on a single surface

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Beloit College's Rec Center

Decommissioned Power Station Turned Rec Center

A century-old decommissioned coal-burning power station located along Wisconsin’s Rock River is now the site of a new student recreation and wellness center for Beloit College. Called the Powerhouse, the Studio Gang-designed adaptive reuse project features a light-filled, impact-resistant and high-performance translucent lightwall system from EXTECH. Utilizing a design-assist approach, EXTECH was brought in early and therefore able to help the architect customize the interlocking wall system.“We don’t simply walk into the architect’s office and slap down a product catalog,” explains EXTECH’s Director of Product Application and Development Kevin Smith, RA.

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ACM fins and curtainwall clad a new office building along the Chicago River as part of Lincoln Yards revitalization program.

Undulating Fins Emulate the Flow of Water

Reflecting its Chicago River waterfront location, undulating fins fabricated from ALUCOBOND Plus aluminum composite material from 3A Composites USA emulate the flow of water at a new Lincoln Yards revitalization development near Lincoln Park. Designed by SOM, tenant anchor C.H. Robinson, a global third-party logistics provider, has settled 1,000 employees in the 4-story facility seeking LEED Gold certification.The undulating fins were created with approximately 28,240 sq. ft. of 4-mm ACM in a custom Sunlight Silver Mica color. Creating shade on the glass curtainwall, this reduces solar heat gain and glare for optimized daylighting.“When light hits the silver, it looks even brighte

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Niagara Conservation Sabre

Expanded Toilet Lines

Niagara has introduced four new WaterSense-certified product lines, offering architects an array of water-efficient, durable lavatory options. The cost effective Liberty installs quickly and is available in round and elongated bowls, ADA and standard heights. Sabre and Shadow lines features Niagara’s Stealth technology which leverages a vacuum-assist for better performance with less water. The former is available in 1.1 and 1.28 gallons per flush (GPF), and the former is offered in 0.8 and 1.28 GPF options. Barron, made for the light commercial industry, comes in 1.0 and 1.28 GPF, round and elongated bowls. 

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HydroVive

Multi-Sensory Experience

Combining the latest technology in sound, light and water delivery, ThermaSol raises the ultimate showering experience bar with its latest HydroVive. Lighting features include 200 Full-color spectrum luminous LED and color changing “mood lighting.” The audio incorporates Bluetooth technology and four state-of-the art-speakers to deliver low distortion, natural response and amazing high frequency capability. The light, sound and rainhead environmental system is delivered within a single self-contained module.

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Pier at St. Petersburg, Fla.

St. Petersburg Attraction

Earning the distinction of the second Best New Attraction of 2020 in USA Today’s Readers’ Choice awards, a new 3,065-ft.-long pier on 26 acres in St. Petersburg, Fla., features educational facilities, restaurants, a pavilion and picnic area, boat docks, tram stops, an event center, swimming beach, a splash pad, art sculptures and children’s playgrounds.Bringing Rogers Partners and ASD|SKY’s design to life, design, engineering and metal plate fabricator MG McGrath installed CENTRIA Econolap aluminum perforated panels on the roof of the pier head, pavilion and education center areas of St. Pete pier. Ideal for the saltwater environment, the lightweight system was also w

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Durasein Rooted Collection

Seamless Surfaces

Rooted Collection is Durasein’s latest texture of solid surface materials featuring a merger of nature and technology. Created to mimic the warmth and visual texture of wood, the collection is made up of three colors, the first being Hickory. The 100% acrylic solid surface material is resistant to scratches, impact and heat.

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Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions

See the Light

The new Axiom Indirect Field Light Coves from Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions provide control over finished aesthetics by offering a variety of options and sizes with both ceiling-to-wall and ceiling-to-ceiling coves. They offer predictable lighting performance and perfect integration with select Armstrong MetalWorks and WoodWorks ceilings and suspension systems. The pre-fabricated corners can be modified if unexpected field conditions arise.

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ecoustic Ceiling Edit acoustic ceiling tiles by Unika Vaev are

Lighting the Way

The ecoustic Ceiling Edit acoustic ceiling tiles by Unika Vaev are both decorative and highly functional. They fit into any existing T-grid or drop-in suspended ceiling system, are available in five designs (Angle, Code, Data, Dot or Ray) and can be integrated with LED lights. Two sound-absorbing thicknesses are available; the 0.47-in. tiles are available in 15 colors and the 0.94-in. tiles are available in five neutral colors. They are produced with 100% PET (up to 80% recycled content).

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New Horizons Collection from Kirei

Tune Out the Noise

Designed to limit waste and scaled for spaces large and small, the New Horizons Collection from Kirei features five EchoLine acoustic products defined by clean lines and simple, minimalist textures. The new collection—EchoEdge, EchoLine 45, EchoLine Subway, the Embossed Panel Series, and EchoTile Ascent—facilitates healthier interior environments that are visually compelling and easy for designers and architects to specify. The EchoLine offers designers 31 colors and endless customization options and is 100% PET.

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