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Permeable Without Compromise

Offering one of the largest selections of permeable pavers in the market, designers can choose from assorted sizes, colors, finishes and textures from Unilock. Pictured here at the Parvis du parc Frederic-Back, Montreal, and Town Hall pavers which are modeled after historic clay street pavers with a unique color blending.

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Lit Up and Leak-Free

LIGHTWALL 3440 vertical wall panels can extend up to 54-ft. long. The translucent polycarbonate panels provide energy savings via daylighting, outstanding insulation value and the absence of leak-prone horizontal joints. Tongue-and-groove joinery provides a clean appearance without the need for vertical framing.

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Wow Moment

A 2019 IES winner, the façade of Chicago’s Merchandise Mart, by Gwen Grossman, uses digital projection as a means to create stunning art on the massive 2.5-acre façade. Part of a curated “Art on the Mart” series, Grossman worked with Obscura and ETC’s Mosaic control system which is the brain behind the illumination scheme.

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Cloudy with a Chance of Controlling Sound

Reduce reverberation of sound with Acoustic Clouds. These pre-fabricated Zintra Acoustic 1/2 in. pieces are quickly and easily assembled on-site, then the shape is suspended from the ceiling substrate. Available in 16 standard colors, Acoustic Clouds provide attention grabbing three-dimensional texture that is easily installed, as well as the practical benefit of effective noise reduction.

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Locked Together

Panels work in multiples to create a continuous, uninterrupted sculptural wall. The proprietary, steel-reinforced joints interlock to ensure accurate panel-to-panel alignment and joint stability. Cast entirely of glass reinforced cast rock with a plant-based foam core, the panels come with a low-voc installation kit.

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Delicate and Discreet

A finishing and edge-protection profile for the external edges of tile coverings or mosaics, Schluter-FINEC is ideally suited for delicate tiles. Protecting the external edges of mitered tile, the profile’s thin, discreet reveal blends in with any décor

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Live/Work lifeStyle

Aggressively incorporating PV into its campus, The Univ. of California-Davis’ growing net-zero West Village is expanding to provide housing for faculty and staff—a plan not only to encourage a more sustainable lifestyle, but also a means to provide affordable housing.

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Beating the Heat

Even for Phoenix, temperatures in its Edison Eastlake neighborhood are hot—and in fact, are among the hottest in Maricopa County. On average, the mercury hits 105°F during the summer at this public housing site adjacent to downtown Phoenix, and even reaches 130°F on occasion, taking the concept of an urban heat island to new extremes.

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