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Flooding, Re-Building and a Re-Envisioned Notion of American Justice In the last issue of Net Zero Buildings, our sister publication, I wrote about America’s lost sense of

days. Who needs renewable energy? Jacksonville experienced storm surges of 6 ft.

community, at least from a planned “town” per-

in the aftermath. Charleston, S.C., 4 ft. Who needs

spective, and that perhaps, a handful of net-zero

resiliency measures, including dedicated water

communities coming to bear, might show the way

management?

to a new, New Urbanism. But in the wake of the

And who pays for all this? We, as in “the

devastation of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, now

People,” who can no longer afford to stick our

may be the time to begin on a more ambitious scale.

heads in the sand and ignore these facts—nor can

Many designers, including Tim McDonald of Onion

we let our elected representatives.

Flats in Philadelphia, are leading the way with terrific net-zero, low-income housing. Instead of letting neighborhoods in Houston, and all over Florida rot, perhaps it’s time for FEMA and our government to stretch beyond the bureaucratic, budget-strapped bindings that keep it from being an effective organi-

It’s time to let common sense prevail, and to stop calling necessities, luxuries.

will make America great again by creating the betas beyond flood-ravaged places. What about Detroit,

housing, there needs to be plans for district energy

Cleveland and Baltimore—or even parts of Chicago

that include real options for distributed generation

for that matter? These Rust Belt cities have lost sig-

so that flooded places won’t be without power for

nificant population over the past couple of decades.

days, weeks, or as some fear in Florida—months.

But social scientists suggest our urban centers tury. But what could possibly bring people back

centuries, never spiked above 300 ppm. Presently,

story about a young man right out of the Univ. of

we’re at 400 ppm.

Michigan, who bought a Queen Anne in Detroit for

to Detroit? How about water? I read a fascinating

Since 1980, natural disasters, according to

$500, and spent the better part of a decade restor-

Munich Re, either meteorological, hydrological or

ing it, and via his experience living—or trying to live

climatological, have risen every year, from roughly

there—restore some of the badly damaged fabric

200 to 700 in the past three years. The top three

between the haves and have nots in this country.

countries suffering the most natural disasters from

If we’re to establish a model for strong, self-sustain-

1995 to 2015: the United States, China and India. By

ing communities, why not roll it out to places like

the way—the world’s largest emitters of CO2 : China

this, which if we look to the projected drought mod-

(27%); the United States (17%), and India (5%). Cit-

els for this country, we’re going to see population

ies among the 10 highest predicted to suffer annual

shifts back to the Rust Belt, because that’s where

flood costs by 2050—and let’s be myopic to only

the water is at. But we, as an enlightened people, owe the

we continue to pay for Sandy ($70B), Irma (TBD)

residents of such places—and ourselves as the

and Katrina ($160B) every year?

taxpayer—the chance for a positive outcome—

Estimates to repair in the damage from Hur-

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are going to be hit hard in the coming quarter cen-

natural disasters are not done with us. Some data: Prior to 1950, according to NASA, CO2 levels, for

the U.S.—New York, Miami and New Orleans. Can

Tim Shea

This vision for a re-built America extends

rebuilt communities must be more than just efficient

And let’s not kid ourselves, these kind of epic,

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ricane Harvey are between $70 and $108 billion,

communities can be built and survive. Without

according to the National Center for Environmental

these “frivolities,” how can anyone, honestly, expect

Information. In the areas of Houston effected by the

change in our poorest neighborhoods? It’s time to

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storm, in schools alone, an estimated $700 million

let common sense prevail, and stop calling necessi-

in damage occurred. Some schools were damaged

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In Florida, after Irma, 16 million people, initially were without power—double that of Sandy. That number lowered to 10 million, shortly thereafter, but those people were without power for as many as 10

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WoodWorks offers a three-part webinar series on code-required fire-resistant design and detailing. Visit www.woodworks.org. Creating Biophilic Buildings by Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA, takes a visual approach to explanations of the holistic process of biophilic design and its benefits. Visit living-future.org. The Nail-Laminated Timber U.S. Design and Construction Guide is now available for free download at www.rethinkwood.com.

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Georgia-Pacific’s Project Map plots the location of projects using DensElement Barrier Systems showing their location, architect, general contractor and project details. Visit www.denselement. com. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Assn. (ARMA) just released its Modified Bitumen Design Guide as an eBook. Visit www.asphaltroofing.org. WEBSITE UPDATES

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BEST PRACTICES IN RAILING SYSTEMS ›› INTEGRATED LIGHTING

Key Considerations: Integrated Illuminated Railing Systems Demand for LED-illuminated handrails has increased exponentially as architects, specifiers and building owners strive to meet green building requirements without sacrificing design. For architects, performance, appearance and safety are critical to product selection in the design phase, while a specifier must take into account numerous technical aspects associated with the system. Following are key considerations for specifying the right illuminated railing systems from the right supplier, to make every installation a long-term success.

35TH ST. BRIDGE In Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, the access way carries pedestrians to the Lake Michigan shore, and required a robust lighting solution that was secure, vandal resistant and easily serviceable. Cable rail provided both with a standard product.

Serviceability and Replaceability Railings, like any product, contain a number of components with varying life cycles. It is critical to have a clear understanding of predicted life cycles and how to effectively maintain them for optimal performance. This proactive approach will minimize maintenance while driving a strong return on product investment. To optimize your client’s investment, specify railing systems that have replaceable components as well as wiring and parts that can be easily accessed.

Overall System Configuration Power supply is critical for railing systems with integrated lighting, and is a factor that can easily be overlooked during specification. It is important to specify a railing system from a supplier that provides customizable options for the individual needs of your installation. Two options that optimize design integrity, functionality and system flexibility are remote and integrated enclosures. Remote enclosures are designed to hold multiple supporting components or accessories, such as power supplies, emergency battery backups, fusing or other communication controls. It is typically a NEMA-rated enclosure in which to mount and access equipment critical to optimizing system performance. Conversely, an integrated enclosure is built directly into the railing system to provide a seamless design esthetic while also maximizing functionality. The key is to find a supplier who can provide either option, allowing for a result customized to your application.

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Take a deeper look at the factors that lie beneath the surface to meet both form and function. It takes a planning on the front end. specifically designed to withstand vandalism, such as impact and tamper resistance. A linear light source should be designed with high strength cast mounting components and tamper resistant fasteners that prevent malicious removal. Point source lighting should be specified with a mounting system that resists both pull out or push in. A dedicated tool to remove the light fixtures for service should be provided by the manufacturer and not readily available to the public. The fixtures for either linear or point source lighting should have a high IK (impact) rating that will resist direct blows or severe contact by vandals.

Light Quality and Distribution Options While there’s not a single answer that satisfies every project need, you want to find a partner that provides a full line of options and allows you to specify the system characteristics for your application. These are output performance considerations: Correlated color temperature (CCT), an LED source that has a higher color temperature (5000K)

will be perceived as “cooler” than a lower color temperature (2700K) which is perceived as a “warm” lighting source. Symmetric or asymmetric output—Directional output of the fixture’s beam spread from the handrail can illuminate specific areas to add aesthetic emphasis, uniformity or an increase in the visible area for safety. Various intensities—Specify the wattage (output) for the desired illumination of your space.

Codes and Recommended Practice Illuminated railing crosses into two separate sections of codes, both as handrail—which is listed in the miscellaneous metals section, and as lighting—which is listed in the electrical section. When it comes to codes that impact the structural and illumination aspects of a system, it is critical to have a partner who is bilingual in those codes. An experienced supplier for both will help meet code requirements in almost any application and assist with creating a solution that enhances the site.

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BEST PRACTICES IN HEALTHCARE ›› FLOORING

Spec Decision Factors with Healthcare Flooring Hundreds of millions of patients globally are affected each year by healthcare associated infections (HAIs). On any given day in the U.S., about one in 25 hospital patients has at least one HAI. In 2011, an estimated 75,000 U.S. patients died after contracting an HAI. Research shows that floors often get contaminated by pathogens that can cause HAIs. Ease of cleaning and the ability to prevent growth and transmission of molds, bacteria and other pathogens are important factors when choosing surface options for healthcare facilities.

Safety In hospitals, slips and falls are the second most common cause of injuries leading to lost workdays. These incidents may occur from a combination of factors such as floors being wet or patients taking medications that affect their balance. It is important to consider how a floor surface’s slip-resistance properties will hold up throughout its service life. High-tech equipment needs continuous protection from electrostatic discharges, which can cause equipment malfunctions and fire risk.

of resiliency, should be carefully selected. Temperature Control. Protection against cold air rising from the floor, or excessive thermal conductivity in the case of under-floor heating, is important to consider when selecting flooring.

cleaning detergents and sanitizing agents. When specifying floor and wall finishes, consider how effectively each product resists stains and damage from chemicals, as well as its resistance to scrubbing and other mechanical impacts.

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To ensure that a surface performs beyond its service life, choose a product to withstand the intended use of the space. Sustainability An important health consideration for floor, wall and ceiling finishes is the volume of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that materials emit into the interior environment. Products that meet or exceed standards for low-VOC emissions contribute to healthier indoor air quality and reduced impact on patients, staff and the environment.

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Exposure to daylight, views of nature and art— research indicates that an aesthetically pleasing environment helps relieve patient stress and increases satisfaction with quality of care. Floor, wall and ceiling surfaces should support the overall design of a space.

Floor surfaces in healthcare facilities are typically exposed to a wide range of stain-producing chemicals such as bodily fluids, hydrogen peroxide,

When judging the capital efficiency of a floor, wall or ceiling surface, it’s important to consider hard costs such as the initial costs (including purchase price, delivery and installation) and the costs to maintain the surface over its lifetime and the building’s lifetime. Over the life of the facility, the costs of surface maintenance can easily be 10 times higher than the original installation costs.

Quality When selecting the interior floor, wall or ceiling solution: find out if the supplier uses a quality management system such as ISO 9001, which assures uniformity in manufacturing and adherence to a product’s published specs. Verify the installation crew has been trained to install the selected product. Look for labels indicating the product has been independently certified to internationally recognized quality standards. Ask about options to extend the supplier’s quality commitment and assure quality performance over a longer period of time.

Maintenance To help minimize and prevent the spread of infection from spills, it is important to select finishes for floors, walls and ceilings that enable effective cleaning. Incompatibility between a cleaning agent and a finish may have an adverse effect on the physical properties of the finish, resulting in unwanted surface changes such as softening or hardening, reduced flexibility, cracking, flaking and discoloring.

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Noteworthy Rockfon started production of stone wool acoustic ceiling products at its first North America manufacturing facility located in Marshall County, Miss. Zurn’s new headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisc. has achieved LEED Gold certification from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). In partnership with the Victorian Government’s Dept. H

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of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the 2018 Land Art Generator Initiative Design Competition will call for entries for a site in Melbourne, Australia beginning in Jan. 2018. The Council on Tall Buildings an Urban Habitats congratulates editorial board members Terri Meyer Boake and John Cahill for being the most active contributors to its Skyscraper Center tall building index. To date, the editorial board of the CTBUH has built a database of thousands of images of buildings from 141 different cities in 26 countries. AWA Lighting Designers received the International Engineering Society of North America 2017 Award of Merit for the Godrej One project, in recognition of meritorious contribution to lighting design. A joint-venture agreement between Hanwha and Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces includes a new manufacturing facility in Temple, Texas, to support the expan-

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sion and growth of both solid surface product lines. EGGER wood-based materials, will build its first U.S.manufacturing plant in North Carolina’s Davidson County. McIntosh Poris Assocs. has received three AIA Michigan Honor Awards for design excellence. Guardian Industries’ Educational Foundation (GIEF) awarded college scholarships to 20 students throughout the U.S. Five universities have joined NCARB’s Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL); they are: Boston Architectural College (B.Arch.), Boston, Mass., Fla. International University (M.Arch.), Miami, Fla., New York Institute of Technology (M.Arch.), New York City, Southern Illinois University (M.Arch.), Carbondale, Ill. and University of Massachusetts Amherst (M.Arch.), Amherst, Mass. Alswinn Kieboom is the new president of the North American business of Kingspan Insulated Panels.

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OPEN WIDE The system’s low-profile design features Vista Air’s proprietary Rizon Lift system to raise and lower safely and quietly. The folding walls are compatible with a range of adjacent building components and typically take one day to install.

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Exterior Air Quality Neolith by TheSize and PURETi have formed a partnership the makes Neolith panels available with Pureti’s water based photocatalytic coatings. The preventative maintenance solution offers architects and designers a sustainable architectural surface treatment for exterior façades. Now available for use on Neolith’s 6-mm slabs, eco-friendly PURETi surface treatment transforms sintered stone façades into self-cleaning air purifiers: diminishing pollution, improving air quality and enabling self-cleaning façades. The technology works by bonding with nitrogen oxides (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that with natural sunlight, converts them into an inert, harmless compound. Visit www.neolith.com or Circle

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AIR FRESHENER Using PURETi surface treatment on Neolith’s 6-mm slabs transform the sintered stone facades into self-cleaning air purifiers. The technology curbs pollution by destroying Nitrogen Oxides and VOCs that contact the treated surfaces of a building, using passive energy from sunlight.

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Biophilic Murals Through Artaic’s innovative digitalization of mural creations, the company offers a range of custom-designed mosaics with a shortened lead times and more economic price range. The Flourish collection is inspired by the abstract beauty of botanical shapes and patterns. The collection offers 12 designs that can be scaled to fit any space with more than 50 color combinations, with three standard finish options: glossy, metallic or opalescent, suited to indoor and outdoor installations. Visit www.artaic.com or Circle

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MODERN CRAFT These stunning mosaics are a realization of robotic manufacturing combined with modern technology. Designers can create original cost-effective designs in historic artform using digital design software and automation.

The benefits of integrating art into architecture are well established; for example, art can create a dynamic and stimulating environment while becoming a landmark needed to support wayfinding, says Napa-based artist, Gordon Heuther.

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Architects Flex [Artistic] Muscle With a boost from the maker-movement, craft has become an essential component of the design vernacular. Overcoming anemic budgets, the revived place-maker movement boosts buildings, cities, neighborhoods and mega projects to icon status. Once orphaned by architecture, art has been newly embraced by the practice as an invaluable component of design. Recent developments illustrate that art can be used strategically to express place, beautify and activate spaces. After many years of austerity, architects with art budgets seeking new methods of planning art in the built environment attended “Art in Architecture,” an AIA accredited CEU by Napa Valley-based Gordon Huether at NeoCon. He targeted methods of best practices for integrating art into interior design and architectural spaces. Huether argues that thoughtful, well-integrated art makes for emotive, and therefore, memorable experiences. His latest commission is a series of structurally integrated art installations at the Salt Lake City International Airport. The terminal, currently one of the largest construction projects in the United States, is scheduled for completion in 2020. In addition to his art installations, Huether is guiding the development of a comprehensive art master plan for the airport.

Art Charges Ahead Another area of transportation dotting the landscape in the public

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realm is the manifestation of EV (electric vehicle) infrastructure; in other words, the EV charging station. Leveraging charging stations as an opportunity for thoughtful art, SDA’s (Synthesis Design and Architecture) charging station design for Volvo, Pure Tension, is winner of an AIA Small Projects Award 2014. After analyzing the greatest areas of solar incidence, SDA’s flamboyant design embodies as a space-age carport. “We wanted to challenge the notion of solar power as something that is an additive piece of engineering infrastructure, says Synthesis founder and principal, Alvin Huang, “The solar panels became a design feature and design driver, rather than something applied after the fact. The goal was to balance utility with beauty.” The firm’s solar panel design calculated and analyzed what orientations of its 252 flexible solar panels would capture the greatest average amount of sunlight annually. The unique form’s solar panel configuration may be calculated on a specific location, making these EV charging stations a unique opportunity to create an iconic image for a Living Campus, a 2030 District or a forward-thinking Silicon-Valley city.

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ART M AKES UNIQUE PL ACE

A modern take on the conventional sculpture garden is Marc Fornes’ and theverymany’s Chrysalis Amphitheater in Merriweather Park, Columbia, Md. The pavilion represents functional art, as it is empty 95% of the time, but activates the space and creates wonder for joggers and strollers. At the same time it offers a viable entertainment venue for performers with ample gathering space for the public. The design reflects a computational design on the concept of pleated inflation to provide a lightweight structural metal pavilion with generous spans that remain robust enough to support heavy-duty concert accouterments, such as amplification equipment and lights. Chrysalis’ bright green coloration at once stands out and is camouflaged in a forest of green, depending on the viewer, says Fornes. “The narrative of coloration starts by considering the surrounding palette, and pushing colors to a certain point of artificiality… This play of Signal vs. Camouflage can make a project stand out in its environment while at once blending in appropriately—depending on one’s perception.”

Project: The Canyon, Salt Lake City Airport, Utah Artist: Gordon Huether The artist’s largest art installation, “The Canyon,” will be integrated on both walls—east and west—of the new central airport terminal. It evokes the city landscape and spans 362 ft., and is constructed of composite fabric and aluminum tubing. The work consists of 412 individual tensile membrane fins.

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Project: District at North Branch Artist: 555 International The curated street art gallery is instigating buzz about the District at North Branch, part of a commercial real estate development along a 3.7-mile stretch of the Chicago River. Billions of dollars have been invested into real estate development, as well as on sports fields, a Metro station and other infrastructure.

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Project: Pure Tension Design: SDA Structural Engineering: Burro Happold, LA Solar Consultant: FTL Solar, N.J. SDA’s solar charging station uses vinylencapsulated polyester mesh, solar panels and CNC-bent aluminum pipe. The collapsible packs fit in the trunk and can be erected anywhere in less than an hour.

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Artist: Janet Echelman Project: Impatient Optimist Location: Seattle Materials: Ultra-lightweight fibers spliced and braided PTFE, UHMWPE, and polyester fiber with colored LED lighting

ART INSPIRES

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Janet Echelman’s Impatient Optimist weaves Complex layers into the urban landscape. The sculptural form is derived from visualizing the shape of a day; she took photos of the Seattle sky every five minutes for a full day. Her studio analyzed the color data and graphed the results radially to generate the basis for the form.

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Project: The Chrysalis by Marc Fornes/THEVERYMANY Architects of Record: Living Design Lab Landscape Architect: Mahan Rykiel Assocs. Engineering/Theatrical/Lighting: ARUP Specialty Fabrication: Zahner The Chrysalis project creates an emblematic and experiential design while satisfying the standard box dimensions required by a theater typology. The answer was developed as a collection of cascading arches that vary in size, function, and also provide a structural system. The largest arch is structured for official events, including musical performances and the requirements of heavy stage equipment and theatrical lighting rigs.

The colorful expression of Chrysalis is part of an evolution from mostly black and white projects, to some of the boldest color signatures in art and design; “Coloration” has been a developing aspect of the firm’s computational design over many years, says Fornes, “Color is subjective, submitting to fashion and trends. To choose a color and then stand by it for years can take a toll on an architect. Hence, a lot of white, black, and sometimes primary colors.” With projects now expressing such vibrant coloration, theverymany is constantly researching and testing to push boundaries, devising some of the industry’s most indestructible coating technologies. Some of its projects are cured up to three times during the process, as the result of having to address so many different parameters, including resistance to corrosion, resistance of the colors in time, possibility of touch up, warranty, speed of production, constant application across larger surfaces or sets of parts, says Fornes. In the case of the amphitheater for example, one of the drivers was how to optimize and industrialize the cost of families of colors across so many parts. “By now we could certainly publish an entire PhD on colors as finishes type and processes.”

Tactical Art Art can be leveraged in an emerging development, making residents take note of a space previously undeveloped or a space that is being

re-allocated to another zoning purpose, for instance, Chicagobased 555 International is painting new façades on abandoned warehouses, alley-ways or parking lots of the industrial North Branch, a 3.7-mile stretch along the Chicago River, to signal its transformation into a hip, dense mixeduse enclave. Working with several local artists, 555 International’s founder, James Geier, has curated an “urban art collection” that provides the North Branch neighborhood with its own brand identity and infuses the area with the energy and excitement of anticipation. The artists—Hebru Brantley, Sick Fisher, Max Sansing, Ruben Aguirre and ROA—have been establishing their largescale murals throughout the neighborhood, attracting attention from locals, tourists and street-art enthusiasts. When buildings do not present themselves as canvas, art may find an opportunity to activate airspace space between them. Art by Janet Echelman literally weaves buildings together. Echelman’s gigantic woven installation dubbed “Impatient Activists,” knits building, sky and landscape together over a central plaza designed by landscape architecture firm Gustafson Guthrie Nichol (GGN) at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. As it hangs from the buildings, the color-changing catenary art creates a colorful apparition hovering in the sky.

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University Takes Solar Decathlon by Storm with Enable House Northwestern University’s Solar Decathlon team shipped its net zero entry to Denver for competition. The domicile features state-of-the-art technologies, and the zero-energy home also addresses low maintenance, low-cost aging in place.

CASEWORK Many of the home’s walls and casework is constructed with DIRTT modular pre-fab technology. The planning was easy, relays green-home architect, Nathan Kipnis, who reports being impressed by the ability to walkthrough Enable’s layout via DIRTT’s ICEReality mixed reality software. Visit dirtt.net

HVAC The student team at Enable House by Northwestern specified Chiltrix 23.02 solar-powered reversible chiller and heat recovery system that combines water heater and HVAC functions in one unit. The compact design integrates with an energy reclamation system that cleans the air and cools it. Chiltrix is compatible with NestPro smart thermostats. www.chiltrix.com

Local green-home architect, Nathan Kipnis guided the team’s efforts. He applauds the student team for its keen knowledge of renewable energy construction, “These are absolutely state-of-theart technologies; Enable is like a living laboratory,” says Kipnis, who was instrumental in the space plan. He also contributed to a viable business plan by connecting Enable’s project team with a potential buyer—an indication that regardless of the Solar Decathlon results, this house is a sure winner among self-sustaining homes with longevity. Here’s the scoop on a few of its products.

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SOLAR GAF’s DecoTech roof-integrated solar panels are the Enable house’s only source of renewable energy, but can supply more energy than required to power the home, including lighting, water heater and major appliances. Flashed-in with the shingles, the solar panels are flush to the roof, maintaining a monolithic and clean topography that works with roofline aesthetics. Visit www.gaf.com

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eliminate the campus’ environmental footprint, explains Audrey Steinbach, sustainability program coordinator at Northwestern. Lobbying for funds to construct a Solar Decathlon entry posed an experiential learning opportunity for an interdisciplinary team of students from across schools at the university. As they planned and fitted out a 1000-sq.-ft. domicile with renewable energy, and aging-in-place features like a convertible room, that can go from guest room to office to care-giver’s quarters, with zero-egress showers in accessible bathrooms.

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Last month, Evanston, Ill.’s, Northwestern University’s Wildcats’ Solar Decathlon Team shipped its 1000-sq.-ft. net-zero domicile to Denver, to compete in this year’s Dept. of Energy competition. Dubbed Enable House by Northwestern, the zero-energy home addresses low-maintenance, low-cost aging in place. Despite the fact Northwestern does not have an official school of architecture, the team proposed the project to the school’s Sustainable Fund, managed by SustainNU, a program to support full-scale forward-thinking energy efficiency initiatives to

GYPSUM BOARD AirRenew M2TECH and AirRenew Essential is drywall that actively cleans the air. The moistureresistant gypsum board captures formaldehyde and converts it into inert compounds that remain trapped within the drywall. www.certainteed.com

DOORS Therma-Tru provided Enable House with entry doors. The R28 patio door system solution includes full glass doorlites, with options of sidelites and transoms, and door components. The company also offers coordinating Fypon urethane and PVC trims. www.thermatru.com

LIGHTING CONTROLS Lutron controls Enable House’s lighting and blinds so that daylighting is always top priority; after dusk, electric lights may be dimmed to conserve energy while maintaining adequate light levels. Visit www.lutron.com

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Design Meets Time designjunction—a curated show of interior design for the industry by the industry set in challenging industrial spaces— showcased a competition entered by emerging designers from around the world during the annual London Design Festival. This year, the first edition of the inaugural Rado Star Prize, a design competition sponsored by the Swiss timepiece brand, in conjunction with designjunction at the London Design Festival attracted many world-class entries in a variety of manifestations such as art, furniture and technology. Announced this spring, the short-list consists of 10 finalists of which the 0.6 Chair was declared the winner of the Rado Star Prize by the jury panel. This year’s theme: design meets time, was expressed by the following entries.

The Rado Star Prize challenges emerging designers under the auspice of Design Meets Time.

0.6 CHAIR BY JOACHIM FROMENT Star prize winner: the 0.6 Chair is a robust, and long-lasting dining or café chair with an efficient and simple production process. Using a new process of laminating wood, a sandwich of wood veneer and carbon fiber reduces the thickness of the chair to 0.6 cm. By using a mold in two parts, the manufacturing time and the amount of material are reduced, minimizing the environmental impact of the chair and its production.

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TOPPED BY WILLIAM HUGGONS

Topped is an iconic spinning top inspired by Charles and Ray Eames’ belief in the powerful notion of play. Considering the spin of a top as a measurement of time, the top can stand alone or sit as the lid of a ceramic vessel.

TATE-IUM BY MARK MITCHELL The Tate-ium chair considers the science and math of design as it uses the phase-changing material sodium acetate to enable the product to mold around its user. It features removable sections that allow the shape of the chair to be customized, altered and remolded. When subjected to heat, the warmth of the cushions can attend to aching muscles.

TRID BY TAISEI MICHIMA TRID is a comfortable chair designed to be used from birth to adulthood. With functions as cradle, bouncer and chair, it grows with the child.

BREATHE BY JAHADY FORD Breathe considers that the origin of a blown glass piece is the first breath. The vessel is created using a recoding of the craftsman’s first breath and translated into a 3D mold using a CNC router, bridging the gap between digital process and craft and acting as a time capsule.

KINTSUGI CEREMONY KIT BY ALIDA SIELAFF The Kintsugi Ceremony Kit combines the German wedding tradition Polterabend, where dishes are smashed, and Kintsugi, the Japanese tradition of joining broken ceramics with gold. Given as a wedding gift, and presented in ceremony, the couple uses it to reassemble a broken plate to create an commemorative object with meaning and longevity.

APOLLO TRIPOD BY CONNOR HOLLAND Inspired by moonlanding missions, the Apollo Tripod is designed to remain steady in all terrain. Its wide feet and tripod shape provide stability on uneven ground while structurally reflecting on the shape in classical architecture. Perhaps the product’s greatest accomplishment is the guarantee of extreme longevity ensured by a layered finish of epoxy resin, metallized with a water-based chemical, plated with silver, dyed to color and finished with aerospace-grade lacquer.

MORAVIAN COLLECTION BY JASMINE CRAVENHUFFER The Moravian collection challenges the throw-away society and suggests products should be made to last a lifetime. Inspired by a stool designed in the 15th century by the Moravian Church, products in the collection feature sliding dovetail rails, which use the natural movement of wood to strengthen joinery over time.

PINHOLE CAMERA BY JAMES BENHAM The Pinhole Camera is a modern take on pinhole photography and the project invites people to reconnect with their surroundings. Using standard 35-mm film to allow multiple shots, a shutter mechanism and durable housing, the designers see this product transforming images from instant and ordinary to physical and evocative.

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Air-to-Water Dance A finalist the UN’s Water Abundance XPrize, Skysource-X, has created a water-making process called Adiabatic Distillation that siphons water right out of the air.

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DAVID HERTZ: The process with which we are able to make water is with a patented technology called Adiabatic Distillation

Venice, Calif.-based architect David Hertz’ company, Skysource, has devised a watermaking innovation that siphons water from the air. Dubbed Skywater-X, the new drinking water technology is an entrant to the Water Abundance XPrize, a competition launched by the UN to alleviate water scarcity and help communities around the globe access safe drinking water easily. Of the 98 teams from 25 countries vying for the XPrize, Sywater-X is at an advantage, as its technology has already been field tested in humanitarian aid and disaster situations. “We believe that water is a fundamental human right and to capture water from the atmosphere is a great step toward the democratization of water. We are very excited about participating in the XPrize Water Abundance Challenge,” says Hertz, who has been working for more than two years with the co-inventor of Skywater, Richard Groden from Island Sky Corp. Hertz’ ability to coordinate efforts among Groden, who holds some of the earliest patents on Atmospheric Water Generation, and a multi-national, interdisciplinary group from academia and industry enabled them to make to make rapid advancements on a unique technology called Adiabatic Distillation.

Process. The process begins with a fan forcing air through an enclosed air passage duct, which is formed to allow for a continuous circulation pattern. This warm, humid air is filtered and sent to the first cooling element for condensation. A cooling element held at a temperature below the dew point causes a portion of the vapor in the air to convert into liquid water, allowing the air to reach 100% relative humidity. Next, the air stream passes across the surface of the second cooling element, operated at a temperature below the freezing point of water. This ensures the collection of a very substantial percentage of the remaining water within the air stream. Before reaching the heating element, the air retains 100% relative humidity, though at a much cooler temperature. The heating element then drastically increases the temperature of the air, in turn, decreasing the relative humidity. Water formed between the cooled surfaces is collected and treated with ozone for sanitization. Finally, it is filtered through activated carbon to produce potable water.

Q: How many people can one unit provide daily water to in a public-use setting?

DAVID HERTZ: We have a machine that can make 30 gallons per day; another that makes 75 gallons per day; another that makes 150 gallons per day and another that makes 300 gallons per day. So whatever the public use setting would require, we have a machine for that.

Q: Is it a technology that governments will subsidize in order to provide it to their citizens? Or, is it actually a cost effective and affordable water source for off-grid homes and communities?

DAVID HERTZ: Skywater is an economical solution for areas of water scarcity or water quality concerns especially when combined with alternative energy solutions like solar or biogasification. It’s a technology that governments and nonprofits will be able to subsidize and has been used world wide for disaster relief in India, Africa, South America and elsewhere. Skywater is available to everyone from governments, emergency relief organizations, large and small businesses, hospitals, schools and residential areas or individuals who want to be water self-reliant.

David Hertz, FAIA, drinks water distilled from the Skywater device. He is cocreator and cofounder of an economic solution to water scarcity.

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Project: Jerome L. Greene Science Center, Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University Location: Manhattanville Campus, N.Y. Architect/Designer: Renzo Piano, A. Chaaya (partner in charge), Serge Drouin (Associate), et al. Firm: Renzo Piano Building Workshop Architect of Record: Davis Brody Bond NYC Completed: 2016 Contractor: JanTile Distributor: ProTile Distributors, N.Y.

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Your Brain on Tile New York tile distributor ProSpec celebrates its 20th anniversary in one of their most prominent installations. The Jerome L. Greene Science Center, designed by Renzo Building Workshop, is located at the Manhattanville Campus, the new urban campus of Columbia University. This 450,000-sq.-ft. building will house the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and will provide a platform for neuroscience researchers to engage in research and collaboration and interaction. It also served as the venue for the 20th anniversary of tile distributor ProSpec, who invited architects, builders and project owners to enjoy “Design at its Core,” a study in depth of the design and construction of the center. To promote and forge connections with the community, the building design makes extensive use of a double glass wall system, which provides lightness, transparency and visual access. The natural light particularly highlights the tile—Casalgrande Padana—which was selected because of quality, aesthetics, functionality, large format size, and the confidence in both the manufacturer and the distributor in supplying the large quantity of tile required for this significant project (60,000 sq. ft.). Luigi Di Geso, CEO of MAPEI North America, a manufacturer of adhesives and grouts, noted ProSpec took the opportunity to point the way to the future “with an innovative and successful strategy that mirrors MAPEI’s own efforts to provide total solutions to its customers.” Visit mapei.com or Circle 426

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Typically, to do a hotel of this size, Jeff Morrow of Lendlease said it takes 26 carpenters and roughly 16 to 18 weeks using metal studs. “We did it in 11 weeks with 11 laborers [using CLT].” C R O S S - L A M I N AT E D T I M B E R

LABOR SAVER CLT offers a number of benefits, not the least of which is significant labor savings. Jeff Morrow of Lendlease noted they were able to construct the hotel quickly with 11 laborers. The 4-5-in.-thick CLT walls also significantly helped reduce air infiltration issues.

THE SWEET LIFE The hotel, ultimately, was clad in brick, and finished with drywall inside, but Morrow says virtually any cladding material can be used. In his opinion, in the near future, 6-to12-story structures will become the “sweet spot” for CLT as a structural system.

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PARKING STRUCTURE, HOLLAND Adjacent to the Zutphen Rail Station in Holland, the park-and-ride facility accommodates 375 cars and 600 bikes in a structure that combines galvanized columns with wooden slats. MoederscheimMoonen Architects mounted the slats at different angles. The longer slats are fitted with red steel strips. In the evening, they are accented with vertical LED strips, creating a sculptural effect.

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and myriad forms of technology. Stakeholders in assigning a façade’s role in the life of a structure are numerous: owners, architects, engineers, planners, municipal representatives, consultants and the users, those that observe the façade from the

outside, and those that live, work and perform roles of all modes inside. Because the outer surface of a building literally affects the urban environment along its entire perimeter, it assumes a more active role in addition to its already self-centered purpose of encapsulating the

building. Elements, forces and materials acting and influencing the enclosure design are many. Opaque, framed masonry, architectural concrete, natural stone, transparent curtainwall, metals and wood have inherent strengths and weaknesses,

depending on the behavior of the building’s structural system. A multi-technology approach has the role as a prime driver of function, visual aesthetics, performance requirements and response to climate conditions. Designers are incorporating virtual

reality and variations of the components of ‘smart’ buildings and products, as fully connected online and offline worlds are making their presence felt.

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GEMMA OBSERVATORY, N. H. Poised on a mountain summit in central New Hampshire, the faceted profile of this private astronomical observatory is oriented to both geological and celestial landmarks. Clad in patterned lock-seamed zinc, its dimensions, color and patina relate to the surrounding gray granite outcropping.

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520 WEST 28TH STREET, NEW YORK CITY Located next to the High Line, 520 West 28th Street, New York City is an 11-story residential building features exterior and interior design by the late Zaha Hadid. Its looping façade is hand-rubbed stainless steel. Windows are positioned horizontally to emphasize the curving flow of the structures profile.

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UNDER ARMOUR BRAND HOUSE, DETROIT Formerly the downtown Detroit headquarters of the five-and-dime S.S. Kresge chain, the c. 1917 building by architect Albert Kahn, has been transformed into a twostory Under Armour retail store with 16 levels of residential units above. The steel-frame structure, its design influenced by the Chicago school of architecture, is sheathed in white brick.

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important assignment of energy generators. The Industrial Revolution ushered in the era of the rapid development of new materials, products and techniques that radically changed building structure between the nineteenth century and today. The

Crystal Palace (1851) is an early example of a mass-produced, pre-fabricated building with thin enclosures that were separate from the structure. In 1884, Chicago’s Home Life Insurance Building by William LeBaron Jenney had no loadbearing walls; all materials hung on the metal

skeleton. In 1891, the Monadnock Building in Chicago became the tallest loadbearing building with a height of 17 stories. Supporting stone slabs at the bottom of the building are 6-ft. deep, tapering to 18 in. at the top with cast wroughtiron bracing.

By 1904, Daniel Burnham’s Reliance Building in Chicago contained elevators, curtainwalls and a wind-braced frame. The 21-story Lever House of 1952 and United Nations Building, also 1952, featured heat absorbing double-pane curtainwall glazing, and

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SAPPHIRE, BERLIN In a triangular plot of less than a half-acre, a 108,000-sq.-ft. apartment building makes a design statement with form and materials. Angular windows are inserted into the façade which is covered by three-dimensional, geometric-patterned stoneware produced by Casalgrande Padana. The panels are crafted to self-clean and aid in air purification.

Emerging and applied technologies are incorporating smart materials, and façades are taking on the important assignment of energy generators.

advances in heating and air conditioning. Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s 1958 Seagram Building is categorized as an icon of simple and straightforward structure and minimalist façade geometry.

urban centers to accommodate growth. When growing outward has been maximized in large cities with dense populations, vertical living has become more acceptable and high-tech for residents across age lines.

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Façade Materials Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC) is a lightweight pre-cast material that references a record of high-performance. GFRC that is 0.75-in. thick and weighs eight pounds. Bottom line benefits include savings in steel support structure and fewer installers needed. 

Neolith was demonstrated as resistant to scratching, fire, ice and freezing, weighing 3 lb/sq. ft., it is available in slabs cut to size at the site. 

Larger-sized glass panels, up to 12 ft. and over, are noted as especially applicable to mixed-use buildings. An analysis was presented of the 54-story 181 Fremont Street building, San Francisco. Designed by Heller Manus Architects, it will be the tallest such structure west of the Mississippi. One Vanderbilt in New York City will be a 1000-ft.-tall glass tower, across from Grand Central Station. Architects are Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF). 

Low-tech strategies provide shade and promote breeze in adjacent areas while filtering air through the structure. Principles from these studies can contribute to the development of building façades in which the surface forms and promotes 

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“Façades,” a conference series sponsored by Architect’s Newspaper, is being staged in cities around the country. At the New York City event this past spring, these are among the topics that were discussed.

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CORNELL RESIDENTIAL TOWER, NEW YORK CITY The 26-story tower on Roosevelt Island, in Manhattan, is the largest and tallest building in the U.S. that meets Passive House standards. Constructed with a prefabricated metal panel system, the facade features a coating of a light-changing paint that shifts from white to champagne depending on the angle of reflection off the surrounding East River. It is part of the first phase of the campus that to encourage a national hub for technology. The building’s Passive House certification met the six key factors with its south-facing siting, compact shape, proper enclosure, a low-energy HVAC system, energyefficient appliances and lighting, and user friendliness.

When growing “outward” has been maximized in large cities with dense populations, “vertical” living has become more acceptable—and hightech—for residents across age lines.

COOL SHADING Mermet has updated features to its E Screen with KOOLBLACK Technology shade fabric. Now available in new designer colors and tightened 1% openness, the material provides a seamless exterior and interior appearance. E Screen’s material incorporates reflective properties into dark color fabrics by increasing their ability to reflect nearinfrared heat from the sun. mermetusa.com or Circle 425

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100 EAST 53RD ST. NEW YORK CITY To preserve the smooth appearance of the sawtoothed facade designed by Foster + Partners, the building’s long vertical vents, between the glazing, flap inwards. The transparency of the tower contrasts the dark bronze of the nearby Seagram Building.

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specific types of fluid air motion. Inspired by the mashrabiya, a traditional Islamic shading element, and by origami shapes, the geometrical elements not only protect from solar heat gain, but also offer a unique visual impact.

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Active shading devices and hydronic systems fabrics, such as Mermet suncontrol textiles and metal mesh façades. 

Net-zero buildings: the 26-story residential Cornell Tech Center on Roosevelt Island in New York’s East River, designed by Handel Architects, is the largest net-zero structure built to date in the U.S. Exterior panels were factory manufactured and transported to the site. Living spaces range in size from micro spaces to threebedroom suites.

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FAENA FORUM GARAGE, MIAMI Spanning two city blocks between the Atlantic Ocean and the Indian Creek Waterway in Miami, Faena Forum is comprised of a cylindrical arts and performance hall, cuboid hotel, and parking structure. The renovation of the c. 1939 Atlantic Beach Hotel, carried out by the architectural firm of OMA, makes an artistic statement with irregularly shaped windows set into a white concrete façade.

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Israel Berger, chairman of Vidaris, consultants, focused his comments on the need to bring codes up-to-date for glass façades. “California and New York codes are the most advanced in the country,” he said. “There is an urgent need to re-examine the relationship of glass to today’s building industry practices,” Berger stated. He cited that assurance against fogging be increased from 10 years to 30 or more years.

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Where They Are Going Dynamic façades are a current phenomenon aimed at minimizing energy consumption. Double skins have given way to usable interstitial spaces. Nanotechnology is predicted to make skins more environmentally responsive. New materials will reduce the weight of façades while improving their performance. Building envelope and façade design, currently a hot topic in Europe, will inevitably be influenced by the use of smart and low-energy systems. Thomas Auer of Transsolar Klima

Engineering, an international climate engineering firm, believes that, on a material level and in addition to selfventilation, the skin of a building can perform much like a dehumidifier, drawing moisture out the air and even generating water for various uses. “Simple material combinations such as silica coatings can enhance the behavior of some materials to have a local effect on an integrated intelligent façade system,” he says. He gives as an example a product by Alcoa Architectural Products called “EcoClean,”

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which he describes as “almost smog-eating. With a coating of titanium dioxide on an aluminum surface, the hydrophilic surfaces allow water to cascade off rather than bead up, self-washing the surface of particulate matter and other types of smog.” A collection of selfhealing concrete technologies is undergoing testing. One example is Materials for Life (M4L) involving researchers from the School of Engineering at the University of Cardiff, Wales, where a team of specialists is

investigating three types of self-healing concrete: one with shape-memory polymers activated by electrical current; one with healing agents made from organic and inorganic compounds; and another with capsules containing bacteria and healing agents. The goal is autonomous infrastructure for roads, tunnels, bridges and buildings that can repair

themselves without human intervention. Sunbreak, a shading option recently devised by NBBJ, offers users the possibility of total environment control thanks to a mobile app for Android and iPhone. It folds or unfolds a series of sunshades depending on the time of day. Through sensors, it can react to the presence of people in the room or the proximity of clouds.

“There is an urgent need to reexamine the relationship of glass to today’s industry practices.”

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NEW ENGLAND CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, BOSTON Designed by Ann Beha Architects, with Gensler as Associate Architect and Architect of Record, the 10-story Student Life and Performance Center of the New England Conservatory of Music houses 250 students with facilities for rehearsal and performance. Its façade that combines metal panels and terracotta blends with the nearby Huntington Avneue neighborhood.

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BUCKING A TREND Ideal for mid-rise residential projects and condominiums, such as Centrum Bucktown in Chicago by Hirsh Assocs., TerraPorte 7600 terrace doors are available in sizes extending up to 12 ft. and easily integrate with curtainwall, ribbon window or storefront systems, or can be used as a standalone door. The 3.25-in. aluminum-framed doors achieve AA MA AW-70 Architectural Performance Class requirements. Tubelite www.tubeliteinc.com Circle 422

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EMBRACING THE FLORIDA SUN Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s newest 650-bed residence hall opened in January on its Daytona Beach campus. The 145,000-sq.-ft. facility, designed by PQH Group, showcases an ultra-modern look, natural light, campus views and comfortable living/learning environment. Contributing to these goals, Tubelite provided the curtainwall contractor with its 400CW and 400SS Series curtainwall systems, 4500 Series storefront systems, and Medium Stile Door leaves. Tubelite doors’ steel tie-rod construction can be modified, disassembled or resized right in the field. Also contributing to quick, accurate installation, Tubelite’s 400 Series curtainwall systems use exterior screw-applied pressure bars to secure the glass in place and snaps fit with a cover plate to conceal fasteners. Tubelite www.tubeliteinc.com Circle 419

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SUSTAIN [ABLE] TERRACOTTA TREASURE The new NCAA Headquarters by Ratio Architects, features an ALPHATON terracotta rainscreen in a standard finish. The system allows air to circulate behind its panels, creating pressure equalization that prevents water from being drawn into the building. A vapor barrier on the outside face of the system’s back-up wall serves as a final deterrent against air and water penetration. The extruded double-leaf panels are available in 18 standard colors and glazings, and can be incorporated in horizontal or vertical support systems.

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From Curtainwall to Curtains I’ll admit I rave about NeoCon every year being my favorite work-related activity, but a close second is assembling our annual Product Innovations Awards. Just like an obsessed material librarian, I become giddy at the prospect of product discovery—and am eternally grateful for the opportunity to do it every day for my job. That said, in the past I typically investigated products in a vacuum. That was the case, until my first excursion with Tile of Spain to examine products at Cevisama, the Iberian Peninsula’s ceramic tile convention. Exploring the country made a cultural and anthropological impact on my product perspectives, but it was observing the reactions of the architects I was traveling with that made the investigation exponentially interesting. This brings me full circle to the PIA competition and my gratitude to the talented architects and designers who served on the PIA jury. They truly show us fellowship by providing professional perspectives on product entries; in fact, a couple of the architects and designers on that fateful trip to Spain serve on the PIA jury today. I also must give a special shout out to HDR Architecture, which resoundingly answered our call for jurors. Furthermore, I feel obligated to

fete another new judge, who in fact, issued the best juror comment: “An aesthetic upgrade to an already awesome product ... this is what I have been waiting for Toyota to do with the Prius since its first introduction!” You will have to guess which judge below earned the unoffi cial ‘LOL’ trophy; you will also need to read on to uncover what innovative product inspired that colorful praise. But back to our competition—the winning entries never cease to amaze me with their thoughtful designs and aesthetics, and of course, their ability to solve challenges in specific product categories. This year’s winning innovations not only address pain points in specification, installation and user interface, but enhance architectural details. It’s my hope, in the following pages, that you’ll find solutions to daily design dilemmas, along with some entertaining insights from fellow architects. If you have any comments, or would like to be a juror next year, drop me an email or tweet @megatorial. Let the products mingle begin!

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JONSARA RUTH Parsons School of Design Healthy Materials Lab Director of Design CONNIE SAMLA Sacramento Municipal Utility District Lighting Specialist AMARPREET SETHI DLR Group Principal

TRACEY WHALEY PE CCP DLR Group Commissioning Expert, Project Manager BRIAN WOLF CCS, LEED AP BD+C Cannon Design Associate Vice President

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Special Citations: Recognizing products that provide unique solutions to design challenges specific to market segments. Editor’s Note: Some entries stood out in the judges’ minds as particularly well suited to a specific task or environment, so we have called out these notable products as outstanding solutions in their respective categories. Among the Special Citations, there is a “Most Unique,” product award, a prize that can only be bestowed upon one winner in this competition. So without further delay, check out these specialized product innovations.

Fine Form The Neo-Ray Covera is an LED pendant family offered in a variety of scalable and flexible design solutions, integrating seamlessly into any commercial space. Available in 2-ft. or 4-ft. lengths with a variety of mounting options and lumen packages, the curved optical design enables designers to use the luminaire in a variety of applications from task and decorative lighting to ambient lighting in an open office environment. Custom finish options include a selection of three standard, and six architectural hydrographic finishes. The architectural suspended product family features curved WaveStream light engine coupled with a proprietary, patent-pending, light-mixing chamber bends light while ensuring uniform color and intensity. AccuAim optics, arranged in exacting patterns, provide unparalleled brightness control while delivering optimal distributions tailored to the fixture and application. The indirect distribution is tuned to provide uniform ceilings independent of mounting height. The product also introduces Eaton’s LuxWire technology, allowing luminaires to suspend effortlessly without large, unsightly power cables. Circle 416

Judges’ Comments: “Being able to provide power to this luminaire without the need for an exposed box, canopy or power cord provides a cleaner (almost invisible) look to the suspension cords for suspended luminaires. These lights appear to be floating in the space.” “A unique design with WaveStream optics is a win-win.”

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Interior Attention Scintilla interactive panels foster inspiration and positive distraction, much like art. They are internally structured with thousands of light-conducting channels, which are activated by ambient conditions of movement, light, shadow and color. This information is passively transferred to an entirely unexpected location on the same surface leading to a dynamic shimmering rippling effect without the need for external power. It’s suited to a spectrum of applications including vertical wall features, back-splashes, partitions, doors, column covers, POP displays, horizontal counters, floor inserts and surfacing. Ideal in branding and signage, it may be customized with logos, designs and colors to form a distinctive brand element. It can be fabricated/detailed with drop down edges, mitered or seamless corners to conceal millwork, span transitions and conceal columns to yield an elegantly finished space. Circle 415

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Color Camouflage E Ink Prism is a color-changing architectural film that may be integrated with conventional architectural materials to create dynamic surfaces. Visually similar to paint, it uses the same pigments found in printing technology but unlike traditional coatings products, E Ink Prism can change the color of a wall ceiling panel or an entire room at the flip of a switch. Endless combinations of colors, patterns and userdefined programs transform interiors into stimulating environments. The rugged, flexible product applies easily to existing substrates and has minimal power requirements. Circle 414

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“This is a very innovative product for the built environment that allows designers to be uniquely creative in each environment. It is applicable to all building types and with the right applications can be used for branding, way-finding or art.”

ACCENT WALL The accent walls in the CIC’s Lighthouse in Boston provide a unique dynamic color program to each zone of the event space.

“I can see amazing potential here.” IN APPLICATION In Boston’s Bridgestone Innovaton Center, E Ink Prism was integrated with 3form’s Wovin Wall to spectacular effect.

SPECIAL CITATION Retrofit

UP AND DOWN An encapsulated piston mechanism raises and lowers the work surface for sit-to-stand retrofits of existing desking.

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Standing Ovation

Judges’ Comments:

Humanscale’s QuickStand Under Desk uses an encapsulated piston mechanism to raise and lower the work surface for sit-to-stand retrofits of existing desking. It allows users to seamlessly alternate between sitting and standing postures without interrupting workflow. The sit/stand tool’s innovative counterbalance mechanism is enclosed within a central column beneath the desk surface and is not visible when in the sit position, eliminating any visual distractions. Flush with the surface on which it sits, subtle wings on the outer side of the platform enable users to quickly and easily move from sitting to standing. Designed to accommodate users of varying heights, it offers 18.5 in. of work surface adjustment so end users may select the most ergonomically comfortable position when standing. The main assembly holds up to 35 lbs. of weight, offers 5 in. of monitor adjustment, and can accommodate both single and dual monitor configurations. Offering a subtle, minimalist look whether in the sit or stand position, the built-in cable management and hidden functionality lend themselves to a unified, streamlined and clutter-free workspace. Circle 413

“Humanscale continues to evolve their totally awesome QuickStand product with this new introduction! An aesthetic upgrade to an already awesome product... this is what I have been waiting for Toyota to do with the Prius since its first introduction!” “Humanscale has done it again. A simple and clean product that can help an office space upgrade to a more ergonomic and healthy work setting with a retrofit that doesn’t feel like an afterthought.”

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SPECIAL CITATION

Sustainablity

Retrofit

Height Optional The Oldcastle Echelon Insultech Half-High Concrete Masonry System offers options and flexibility for building hospitals, schools and other institutions, while meeting building codes with insulated concrete masonry systems. It provides functionality and ability to meet labor shortages, shorter construction timelines and material costs. The product feature about a dozen profiles, in both standard finishes, as well as Trenwyth Stone Veneer’s variety of colors and textures in finished nominal dimensions of 12.25-in. width × 4-in. diameter × 16-in. length. Circle 412 OLDCASTLE ECHELON MASONRY Echelon InsulTech Half-High Concrete Masonry System www.echelonmasonry.com

Judge’s Comment:

“A commendable engineering accomplishment. This product hits many target points on sustainability: performance, material, labor efficiencies; and, it meets two categories in sustainable criteria, including Cradle to Cradle. A significant advancement in concept and execution.”

Lights On, Alexa!

Judges’ Comments:

The Halo RL56 Zigbee Smart LED Downlight is a wireless, app-controlled light fixture that replaces a 65W incandescent light bulb and trim. The RL56 Wireless installs simply into a recessed housing just like the non-wireless version, making installation as easy as screwing in a lightbulb and inserting a trim. Emitting 685 lumens and only using 9.5W of electricity, use of the RL56 Zigbee will contribute to significant energy savings over the life of the fixture. The Halo RL65 Wireness gives the end user an accessible lighting experience using their mobile device. When paired with a Zigbee-based smart home hub, these downlights provide amazing value and innovative benefits. Through the Wink or SmartThings mobile applications, the user can change CCT anywhere from 2700K through 5000K, while maintaining 90 CRI and dim down to 5%. Halo RL65 Wireless may also be integrated and activated by voice control programs such as Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home. Circle 411

“Very innovative using all the latest technology (and most sought after technology) in one product! This is great— I would like to try it.”

EATON Halo RL56 Wireless www.cooperindustries.com

SPECIAL CITATION Healthcare

Artistic IAQ Noraplan lona offers a silk-matte finish that features splashes and droplets in a range of colors and accents for textural expression and creativity in design. The floor combines the material advantages of premium rubber flooring with a color palette of rich and vibrant tones. A variety of performance features include dense, nonporous surfaces that repel dirt and bacteria while resisting stains. This same natural density allows the floor to stand up to water, chemical and other liquid spills. Bacteriostatic and fungistatic properties help to ensure a hygienic environment free of waxes and other harsh maintenance regimens, in order to maintain optimal IAQ; plus the product is GreenGuard Gold Certified for low-VOC emissions. Finally, sound absorption properties make for quiet surroundings critical to restful healthcare settings. Circle 410 NORA SYSTEMS, INC. Noraplan Iona www.nora.com

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Judge’s Comment:

“In the area of flooring products that are a healthier alternative to vinyl tile, Nora rubber flooring is unique. The Nora product line is a leader in conscientious and sustainable thinking in the manufacture of architectural products.”

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SPECIAL CITATION Landscape/Exterior

Work Outside GO OutdoorTable table sends a clear message across the board: “Get outside, people.” Whether working, dining or socializing, this table provides lighting, power and a comfortable setting to facilitate many traditionally indoor activities, outdoors. It is offered in three basic configurations: dining height, standing height and standing height with canopy that enables people to work, meet or just plug in and connect, sitting or standing. Its generous size—9.5-ft. long and 30-in. wide— makes it a beckoning element in the landscape. The optional canopy designed to reduce glare on personal devices also acts as a spatial anchor. The platform is available in hard wired and solar versions with power garages that close automatically for weather and corrosion resistance. GO’s aluminum material dissipates heat, keeping surfaces comfortable to the touch even in warm climes. Circle 409 LANDSCAPE FORMS GO OutdoorTable www.forms-surfaces.com

Judge’s Comment:

“For outdoor spaces, this gives a new topography in the design and is an elegant solution to access to power and technology.”

Cool Footfall

SPECIAL CITATION Landscape/Exterior

Infuse Composite Decking with CoolDeck Technology optimizes heat reflection to provide a cooler, more comfortable deck. The boards absorb up to 35% less heat than conventional capped composites in similar colors, for a noticeably lower surface temperature in direct sun. Circle 408 MOISTURESHIELD Infuse Composite Decking with Cooldeck Technology www.moistureshield.com

Judge’s Comment:

“The heat shield technology is interesting in the context of alternative composite decking products. The added user comfort makes this incredibly versatile.”

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For over 30 years, lighting designers, engineers, and specifiers have turned to ANP Lighting for state-of-the-art technology and a wide array of luminaire and bollard styles. Skillfully integrating design aesthetics, engineering excellence, and energy efficiency, we manufacture lighting solutions for urban centers, historic neighborhood renovations, sporting venues, roadways and parking facilities, streetscapes and landscapes, shopping centers, hotels, universities, and more. Advanced ANP HighPro™ LED technology powered by Nichia® and Cree® with multiple LED options Optimized optics deliver industry-leading uniformity and lumen output, with greater visual acuity for wider fixture spacing Exclusive collections of luminaires, bollards, posts, wall mounts, and finishes with custom design and manufacturing capability No matter how big or small, let our custom expertise bring your project to light.

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SPECIAL CITATION Project Application

Renovation Preserves Character The Troubadour is a 184-room luxury boutique hotel in the heart of New Orleans. Located in the Central Business District, the 1960-era Troubadour was formerly a 17-story office building. It changed hands Feb. 2015 and was renovated and reopened as a hotel in Dec. 2016. Like most 1960s buildings, the Troubadour is made of concrete and steel. Initially, a curtainwall was to be installed in large single punch openings using standard T or F anchors. However, in test openings, rebar was hit in each attempt to drill into the concrete; all supporting structure for the windows had deteriorated. Given the historical significance of the building, and weather-related conditions unique to New Orleans, the goal was to maintain historical aesthetics while providing protection against extreme weather conditions. To honor the building’s history, architect John Campo and Rob Haidler, with DeGeorge Glass, reconstructed a mock-up from original deteriorated window parts and selected

YHC 300 OG with applied wide horizontal muntins to match the original sightlines of the building. The high-performance curtainwall is specifically designed and tested to provide hurricane impact solutions for design pressures from 45 PSF to 130 PSF and higher. It is tested and qualified to standard test protocols ASTM E 1886/1996 for small missile, large missile and Missile Level E for Essential Facilities. The solution was to fill the large, rectangular openings in the concrete structure with a structural metal stud wall. This allowed anchoring the curtainwall into the new stud wall rather than into the rebar-laden concrete. This was accomplished with custom modified F anchors. The punched opening curtainwall allowed for prefabrication, assembly, glazing and the installation of the preglazed curtain wall units into the 484 punched openings rapidly, with up to 57 units set in a day. www.ykkap.com or Circle 407

Product: YHC 300 OG Company: YKK AP America Project: The Troubadour Location: New Orleans Architect: John Campo and Rob Haidler

Judge’s Comment:

“That is quite a feat. Amazing that they were able to come up with such a wise, simple solution to an extremely large, looming, historical renovation. Also impressive is the re-use and the speed of renovation at 57 units a day. The end result is polished with the same character of the original building well-suited to its neighborhood context.”

HONORING TRADITION The renovation preserves the rich history of the Troubadour in New Orleans and the opportunity to honor the building’s history through the use of modern and protective curtainwall technology. The innovative anchoring solution facilitated a very rapid installation and kept the project within budget.

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FORM MEETS

FUNCTION Tectum® Ceiling & Wall Panels are a durable, highly customizable acoustical solution in the shapes, sizes, colors, and forms to perfectly complement any space. The easy to install panels are factory cut and painted. Finish options include natural, white, Colorations® colors, or made-to-order Sherwin-Williams® colors for a spot on match. Learn more about the form and function of Tectum® at armstrongceilings.com/tectum

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SPECIAL CITATION Project Application

Ceiling Exudes Modern Elegance When designing the interior of the observation deck that circles the 70th floor, the architect desired a space that celebrated the romance, glamour, thrill and optimism of Los Angeles. “The overriding design principle is based on the Los Angeles’ Golden Hour, the ‘magic hour’ of cinematography, fractured light, Hollywood glamour and Art Deco opulence,” says Gensler project architect, Audrey Wu. To reflect this theme, the design team envisioned eight golden chevron ceiling clouds installed in the lobby. With a gold art deco-style bangle bracelet as inspiration, Gensler developed a design featuring louver-like planks canted at an angle to create a layered look and painted gold to reflect the sun. Gensler turned to the “You Inspire Solutions Center” at Armstrong Ceilings to make this concept a reality. Working with Gensler and ceiling contractor Martin Integrated, the design team realized the design vision using MetalWorks’ custom ceiling panels attached and angled upward to create a louvered look. “They almost look like Venetian blinds in appearance,” says design engineer Dan Holdridge. Ranging in size from 20-ft. to 34-ft. wide × 13-ft. to 15-ft. deep, the clouds each have unique dimensions, depending on where in the lobby they

are installed. The ceiling panels are made from rectangular-shaped, 0.125-in. thick extruded aluminum tubes that vary in length, depending on the size of the cloud. To make sure the louvered panels fit together at the correct angles with the framing panels, the tubes were CNC-milled and water-jetted to create the exact shapes needed to secure each panel. “We drew each part in 3D to make sure the shapes were all going to work together when the ceilings were assembled,” says Holdridge. The team from Armstrong Ceilings worked with Gensler to develop the custom metallic gold finish the architect desired for the ceiling panels and recommended that the exposed ceiling and mechanical elements be painted black and a black drywall grid be used. “It’s amazing how close to the original design vision they turned out,” says Wu. “The chevron ceilings evoke the magic of the Los Angeles ‘Golden Hour’—that time of day when the light takes on a golden tone—and they reference the Hollywood glamour and art deco style of an earlier era.” Wu was also impressed with how quickly the ceilings became a reality, enabling Gensler to meet its deadline and have the Skyspace open on time. www.armstrongceilings.com or Circle 406

Product: MetalWorks Custom Ceiling System Company: Armstrong Ceilings Solutions Project: The OUE Skyspace at U.S. Bank Tower Location: Los Angeles Architect: Gensler

Judge’s Comment:

“This project really showcases what excellent designers can do with Armstrong’s bevy of custom products and finishes; I’m super impressed by the Hollywood Regency styling that simultaneously achieves both a classic Hollywood and modern chic aesthetic.”

PANORAMA The OUE Skyspace at the US Bank Tower offers visitors panoramic, 360-degree views of Los Angeles. Eight golden chevron ceiling clouds were used in uniquely-cut extruded aluminum tubes.

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it’s not just a wall, it’s a

canvas

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SPECIAL CITATION Project Application

Stunning Façade a Gateway to Learning The Museum at Prairiefire in Overland Park, Kan. tells a story of geology, culture and the practice of prairie landscape management. The 41,000-sq.-ft. masonry building, with stone-clad backdrop representing the undulating hillside, comes alive with fiery sparks of color. A unique film material represents the fire of controlled burns rolling along the hills, and the stones represent a vast range of colors found throughout a Midwestern prairie. The vision of Jonathan Kharfen, AIA, LEED, senior associate at Verner Johnson, Boston, was to mix regionally sourced natural limestone with manufactured stone veneer from Oldcastle’s Echelon product line. Because Mother Nature doesn’t always have the colors you want in stock and at the right price, he went with manufactured stone veneer for the darker spectrum to achieve the desired “charred” gradient. “We incorporated four standard Echelon Cordova veneer colors and then worked closely with Oldcastle to create two custom colors,” said Kharfen. “The museum folks had so much faith in the design and loved what we did,” said Kharfen. “I love talking about the project because we took on some big challenges and succeeded to create something so special.” www.echelonmasonry.com or Circle 405

Product: Echelon Masonry Company: Echelon by Oldcastle Project: Museum at Prairiefire Location: Overland Park, Kan. Architect: Verner Johnson, Boston

Judge’s Comment:

“This is a breathtaking project. The product and the appearance of the building forms a gateway to discovery: making the concepts accessible to many and raising awareness and elevating the curiosity of others.”

MIRRORING NATURE The 41,000-sq.-ft. masonry building comes alive with sparks of color, featuring a unique film material that represents the fire of controlled burns rolling along the hills. The stones mimic prairie colors.

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Successful Silicon Valley Facelift Tasked with completely modernizing a nondescript, circa 1980s office building, Modulus Architects was met with strict design constraints: building owners required the renovation cause minimal disruption to occupants, while being delivered on time and on budget. After assessing the project, Modulus decided to preserve as much of the existing structure as possible and to envelope the exterior with Bendheim’s decorative glass rainscreens. The selected system features the company’s Wall-F compression fittings and approximately 5000 sq. ft. of translucent laminated safety glass. The rainscreen creates a dynamic, modern look changing its appearance as daylight travels across the façade. According to architect David Fenster of Modulus, “The system proved to be a perfect match unachievable through any other avenue. Both its cost and ease of installation resulted in a newly transformed building garnering great attention and accolades throughout the technology driven Silicon Valley, with a façade and image unlike any other in the area. It was without question a huge success.” The ventilated glass system was part of a $4M renovation of the aging $13.5M property. A year later, the building sold for $36M, realizing 105.7% return on investment. While the new glass rainscreen accounted for only 10% of the total renovation cost, the architect believes it had a considerable role in the increased desirability of the property. bendheim.com or Circle 404 Judge’s Comment:

Product: Bendheim Glass Rainscreen Company: Bendheim Project: 3001 Orchard Parkway Location: San Jose, Calif. Architect: Modulus Architects

“Simply impressive in transforming the look of the existing building stock and bringing it into re-use and making it a desirable property in the 21st century—in Silicon Valley to boot! Quite remarkable.”

TOUGH TASK Modernizing a nondescript, 1980’s office building was no small task. Building owners required the renovation cause minimal disruption to its occupants, while being delivered on time and on budget.

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Finishing Solutions start within the walls

FLAT ACCESS

DOOR PANELS

Features a frame that tapers into the drywall creating a fillable cavity for drywall compound, providing a flat clean finish. Easily textured, resistant to mold and fungus growth, and made of 70% post-consumer recycled glass. Ideal for applications requiring frequent or regular access. Access panels that look as beautiful as the rest of your drywall. Available as drop-in or hinged in many standard sizes for both residential and commercial applications. Trim-Tex is a USA manufacturer of rigid vinyl drywall corner beads and accessories. With over 200 interior finishing solutions, just specify Trim-Tex for all your finishing needs.

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PRODUCT INNOVATION

AWARDS 2012 1

BRADLEY CORP.

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HANSGROHE

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DURAVIT

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WATERMARK DESIGNS

Restroom 1 BRADLEY CORP. Verge with WashBar Technology www.bradleycorp.com

2 HANSGROHE Raindance Select E 300 Showerpipe www.hansgrohe-usa.com

An All-in-One Washing Experience

Can’t Miss Showerhead

Washing, cleaning and drying all in one, Bradley’s Verge with WashBar technology places the soap, water and drying all within reach for a convenient and comfortable handwashing experience. LED lighting and icons visually orient users while an integrated design keeps water in the basin, and not on the floor or the walls. Made from Evero Natural Quartz, a resilient natural composite material made with a bio-based resin, the non-porous surface does not support microbial growth and is easy to clean. Circle 403

An all-in-one shower solution, with its pipes outside the wall, the Raindance Select E Showerpipe from Hansgrohe is easy to install and maintain. With a generously proportioned showerhead, touch of a button controls— from soft water droplets to an invigorating massage— are integrated into the body. Available in a chrome or white-chrome dual finish, the product comes with a shelf made of safety glass, an anti-scald 100-degree safety stop and an integrated volume control/diverter for two functions. Circle 402

Judge’s Comment: “This product rethinks the way that we wash hands in public places. It is deserving of a prize.”

Judge’s Comment: “Simple lines and elegant crafting. It’s a polished product and I’d love to use it.”

3 DURAVIT HygieneGlaze 2.0 www.duravit.us

bacteria such as E. coli. The product’s optimized formula contains a new combination of various metal ions and active substances. Circle 401

Judge’s Comment: “This an improvement on Duravit’s pre-existing technology. It was innovative earlier when it was released and now it is more refined.”

4 WATERMARK DESIGNS Elements www.watermark-designs.com

Ultimate Mix and Match Providing endless possibilities of faucet choice combinations, Elements enables designers and owners to choose their own color, form and texture. Available in four material categories, each type has a base with 24 finish options and two options for decorative inserts. Snapped into place and held with rare earth magnets, the insert and base are available in 24 different finishes bringing the number of designs options to more than 300,000. Circle 400

Bacteria Be Gone Updating its original ceramic finish product with a more advanced antibacterial glaze, 99.99% of bacteria on toilets and urinals is eradicated after 24 hours while 99.9% is destroyed in just 12 hours. Baked into the ceramic, the glaze reaches from the basin interior to the rim of the toilet or urinal killing dangerous

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Judge’s Comment: “The customization options for this product are unheard of! I cannot wait to spec this in a project.”

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The sound & clear choice.

AC O U S T I C + D AY L I G H T I N G = P R O D U C T I V I T Y Hufcor’s Ultra Acoustic GlassWall™ 46 STC movable partitions allow natural light to flood an interior space while providing the ultimate in space management flexibility. Found worldwide, Hufcor glass partitions can be engineered and designed to fulfill the specifications and requirements of any interior space. It’s just another way Hufcor shapes experiences. » Sealed insulated glass units for maximum sound control

» Top hung – No unsightly floor tracks

» Quick set seals for fast and easy set-up

» ADA approved in-line pass doors

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 Before and After:

The Ultra Spec SCUFF-X is a latex interior paint made to resist scuff marks in high-traffic areas. The need to re-paint, re-touch or clean is reduced with SCUFF-X. The paint is easy to apply, quick drying and carries a low-emitting product certification.

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PRODUCT INNOVATION

AWARDS 2012 2

INPRO

Surfaces 1 ARMSTRONG CEILING SOLUTIONS MetalWorks Linear Universal Carrier www.armstrongceilings.com

Trendy Look and Easy to Install Based on Armstrong’s drywall grid system, the MetalWorks Linear Universal Carrier is easy to install. Strong enough for exterior installations in regions requiring Class 90 Wind Uplift performance, the system requires less main beams and compression posts than competitive systems. Available in six different widths, ranging from 2 in. to 12 in., striated designs are also possible by mixing and matching widths. The carrier supports the trendy, modern look of linear metal in both interior and exterior spaces. Circle 399

Judge’s Comment: “Very clean, modern look.”

2 INPRO Ricochet Flexible Wall Protection www.inprocorp.com

New and Improved

can also be used for elevator interior renovations. Circle 398

Judge’s Comment: “Attractive, non-institutional wall coverings were hard to come by until the introduction of Ricochet.”

3 BENJAMIN MOORE SCUFF-X www.benjaminmoore.com

No More Scuffs A unique one-component interior latex paint, made to resist scuff marks in highly trafficked environments, the Ultra Spec SCUFF-X avoids the strong odor, pre-mixing hassle and shorter opened shelf life of other two-component products. The paint is easy to apply, quick drying and carries a low-emitting product certification. The proprietary scuff-resistant technology also minimizes repainting, retouching and cleaning. Circle 397

Judge’s Comment: “I think this would be fantastic add to any retrofit project.”

Dubbed as making an impression without taking an impression, the Ricochet is as durable as a rigid wall covering in an attractive, aesthetic covering. Available in nine patterns and a variety of colors, the resilient product guards against stains and vandalism and is durable enough to accept strong cleaning agents. Available in rolls or wrapped in panels, the wallcover

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The look that works in Irvine, California.

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ROCKFON

ROCKFON Alaska Acoustic Stone Wool Ceiling Panel www.rockfon.com 4

Koll Airport Professional Center Renovation, Irvine, CA ARCHITECT: LPA, Inc., Irvine, CA THE LOOK THAT WORKS: Clear-anodized aluminum sun controls reduce energy costs, and contribute to LEED credits.

Crystal Clear An impressive combination of high-sound absorption, light reflectance and fire performance, Rockfon’s Alaska acoustic stone wool ceiling panel offers a Noise Reduction Coefficients as high as 0.90 and reflects up to 86% of available light. Made with an open porous structure, the panel mitigates ambient noise levels and prevents excessive reverberance. Circle 396

Judge’s Comment: “The process by which this product is made: spinning volcanic stone and recycled materials into a wool-like product, seems to suggest a highly sustainable material.”

Architects, builders and building owners across the U.S. rely on Airolite for innovative, effective product solutions that make a unique visual statement while performing critical functions. Our products ventilate, illuminate, reduce glare, prevent water penetration, save energy, provide visual screens and add security for new and renovated buildings. For well-crafted products, assembled in America and delivered on time, let’s partner on your next project.

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YKK

2

YKK

Work that room Put every square inch of floorspace to use, with WoodFold Accordion Doors. Subdivide a too-large space for multiple functions, or reduce noise from area to area in schools, daycares, churches, and group homes. ADA compatible, WoodFold Accordion Doors feature ease-of-use, custom materials and finishes, and durable hardware options like locks and curvable tracks.

PRODUCT INNOVATION

AWARDS 2012 3

YKK

4

ZOLA

5

EXTECH

Fenestration 1 YKK AP AMERICA YHW 60 TU Impact-Rated Window Wall System www.ykkap.com

Pre-Fab Window with High Impact Protection

Roll with it Top-mounted roll-ups define public and private areas, secure customer windows or service areas at closing time, and divide rooms with the classic style of a rolltop desk. Choose from a variety of latches and locks and let it roll with manual, motorized, or crank operation. WoodFold Roll-Up Doors provide sophistication and smooth, problem-free performance, tailored to your needs. For more ideas, go to www.dividespace.com

The YHW 60 TU window wall system is a shop-fabricated and pre-glazable window wall system that protects against strong environmental conditions of up to 90lb./ sq. ft. Its unitized option provides architects with a high level of quality assurance, while reducing labor costs, installation time and the amount of space needed for staging on-site in urban areas. Interlocking units withstand impact and cyclic pressure loading that occurs during hurricanes. Circle 395

Judges’ Comments: “A product that fills a need in a growing concern for resiliency.”

2 YKK AP AMERICA YHS 50 TU Thermally Broken Inside Glazed Storefront System www.ykkap.com

Inside-Glazed Storefront Provides Flexibility

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The YHS 50 TU inside glazed storefront system provides architects with a thermally broken and inside glazed alternative to curtainwall that can withstand a variety of conditions. The system allows architects to specify storefront in buildings that typically would be restricted due to glazing requirements, including upper

floors of a building. Circle

394

Judge’s Comment: “Improving installation methodologies will ultimately improve performance and reduce imperfections due to field application conditions.”

3 YKK AP AMERICA YES 60 FI Storefront System www.ykkap.com

Elemental Protection The system is designed to deliver high thermal performance and strong structural integrity, allowing for more natural light at a lower installed cost than a curtainwall. Available in larger spans of glass, the system offers the thermal performance necessary for climate zones 1, 2 and 3, and climate zones 4, 5 and 6, when complying with ASHRAE 90.1. YES 60 FI accepts glazing from 0.25-in. up to 1-in. low-E insulating glass, so that the system can deliver the required performance, even in extreme climates. Circle 393

Judge’s Comment: “Allows for increased glass with decreased amounts of framing. More glass means more daylight and views.”

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Top to Bottom Custom With R-11 glass standard—and R-15 quad glass optional—in 18-mm spacer thickness, Thermo Alu75 windows can be specified in extremely large sizes. The frame incorporates a three-chamber thermal break that reduces thermal transmission and enhances insulating ability. Circle 392

Judge’s Comment: “Thermo Alu75 has shown a sense of balance that is not yet common, where the quality and technology is far more accessible to the market than comparable products in the past that tended to serve a more exclusive market.”

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Judge’s Comment: “Allows interesting design solutions while incorporating response to the climate, to sustain better interior conditions.”

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KINETICWALL is made of 6-in. flappers attached to stainless steel rods. Designed to accommodate square or curved polycarbonate, glass, aluminum or steel flappers, it is structurally designed to withstand hurricane-force winds, yet it is light enough to enable easy installation, air flow and visibility from the inside. Circle 391

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Easily moving the task light arm in all directions with one hand, Humanscale’s Infinity LED product features a user interface that intuitively recognizes when the user has reached for the light. Available in nine light levels, once the user moves away from the sensor, the light fades, thereby reducing visual clutter in the space. The high-quality, large-array, multi-chip LED—rated for 50,000 hours—delivers 1500 lux illumination while its cables are hidden from view. Circle 390

Looking like a phone booth without a phone, the Jabbrrbox work booth is a unique focused space, ideal for conference calls, lengthy projects and productive, hyper-focused work. At 48 in. × 48 in. × 90 in., the space is described as a space to think, create, connect or recharge. Technologically integrated and ergonomically designed, the product and new company was developed by former Studios Architecture Assoc. Principal Brian Hackathorn and entrepreneur Jeremy Jennings. Circle 389

Judge’s Comment: “This fixture is gorgeous and will work for most any user given the multiple tiers of adjustability provided. Its sustainability attributes and ability to customize visually both elevate the product even further.”

Judge’s Comment: “Love the term ‘work booth.’ There are not that many good options in this category yet, so I’m excited to learn about a new one!”

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Ideal for small and medium-sized spaces that need to meet code requirements, including dimming, vacancy and receptacle control and demand response, the system allows users to easily define areas of the building and drag and drop compatible wireless devices into lighting zones in each area. Circle 388

With this system, LED recessed downlights can be placed at the intersection of acoustical ceiling suspension systems, allowing light to be placed where it was impossible before. Circle 386

Judge’s Comment: “Having the ability to adjust fixtures around your desk would be beneficial throughout the day. This system would also benefit teachers in a classroom.”

2 ETC, INC. SC1008 Branch Circuit Emergency Lighting Transfer Switch www.etcconnect.com

Bridging Your Power Designed to transfer a single lighting circuit up to 20A from one power source to another during a failure, the transfer switch meets the 2017 NEC article 700 revisions. Circle 387

Judge’s Comment: “Great way to add emergency lighting to spaces without opening up the ceiling.”

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Judge’s Comment: “Definitely thinking outside the box. Going where no ceiling has gone before…”

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Hard Rock LED A single light pendant made from solid steel, brass, smoked bronze or matte black, with knurled satin metal and rubber detailing, the “Buster” bulb performs as both a focused spotlight to illuminate surfaces below and a warm, ambient glow to light faces and spaces around it. As an eco-friendly LED alternative, the 5W (dimmable) and 2W (non-dimmable) Buster Bulb consumes just 1/20 of the energy of a conventional incandescent and last over seven times longer. At 2700K, the bulb provides a soft, flattering ambient light, exceeding all applicable U.S. safety standards while providing 30,000 hours of life. Circle 385

Judges’ Comments: “[The HEAVY METAL pendant] is a beautiful object that takes the idea of how to display light as a solid medium to a place that the filament used to, but somehow transforms that into a bit of sculpture.” “A truly gorgeous remake of the light pipe.”

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Controlled From Afar Decora Smart controls lights from anywhere using My Leviton app for iOS, Android, Amazon Echo, Dot, Tap or Alexa-embedded products. The lighting’s dimming hardware features a dim/bright bar placed vertically alongside the on/off rocker paddle while the vanishing LEDs on the left side of the paddle show current and target light levels with real-time feedback. Both white and light almond faceplates are included with the in-wall devices, and color change kits are available in black, red, ivory, gray and brown. Circle 384

Judge’s Comment: “Bringing the lighting controls to the homeowner allows everyone to do their part to help save energy. Leviton uses cartons that are 100% recyclable and reduces the amount of PVC used in their products.”

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The ThinLine Architectural LED by energy bank is ideal for office, classrooms, showrooms, exam rooms, corridors and retail applications. Built in the U.S., the fixture is designed for quick, easy installation and zero maintenance over its 100,000-hour life. It combines a sleek, modern form factor with LED technology that delivers maximum foot candles per watt consumed. ThinLine LED consumes only 25W compared to 178W of typical 2 × 4 4-lamp fluorescent troffer. Constructed from 98% pure 3105 aluminum, fixtures are lightweight for ease of installation. Circle 383

With the ability to control and program different lighting products based on occupancy and daylighting, the Distributed Low-Voltage Power System (DLVP) provides energy-code compliant lighting and receptacle and emergency control capabilities without the need for commissioning. The system includes a hand-held programming remote that sets sensor hold times and sensitivity, daylight gains by zone, sensor range and assigns fixtures with integrated sensors to control zones. A personal remote provides the ability to individually control zones and create scenes to customize lighting environments. Features including scene control and receptacle control, while automatic turn-off can help customize the system to meet your area’s requirements, and achieve energy savings of up to 65%. Ideal for schools, private and open commercial offices, conference rooms and healthcare facilities, including doctor’s offices, urgent care and rehabilitation centers. Circle 382

Inspired by the archetypical gas lamps that illuminated America’s streets and parks, the Ashbery Collection takes that a step forward with engineered optics and design that elicits an emotional, as well as visual response. Designed for towns and cities that want to maintain a connection to traditional character while providing LED-lamped lighting that exceeds contemporary energy-use and output standards, it comes in a trio of offerings engineered to address more outdoor space applications with state-of-the-art function and modern traditional style. It includes 12-ft., 14-ft. and 16-ft. tall pedestrian lights, a 3-ft. tall pathway light and a wall-mounted light. Pedestrian lights are offered with single luminaires or with a double-mount option for dual luminaires, one on either side of the pole. Circle 381

Judge’s Comment: “This sleek design for a recessed luminaire for ceiling tile is an impressive look. The thin look is really appealing.”

Judges’ Comments: “Great option for new or retrofit markets in office applications.”

Judge’s Comment: “The elegant design allows the luminaire to complement its surroundings. I find the open frame extremely appealing for landscape lighting. The use of integral automated controls, such as a photocell, would be an excellent option/ feature to add to this line for reducing energy consumption.”

“Combining luminaires with integrated sensors and plug-n-play controls in one company is a great solution.”

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Design professionals can bring the look of wood frames to interior glazing applications with stringent fire and life safety performance criteria thanks to this product innovation. To achieve this functionality, the system pairs a high-strength steel sub-frame with a real-wood veneered metal cover cap. The frames are then combined with Pilkington Pyrostop fire-rated glass to allow for unrestricted glazing in locations where the total glazing area exceeds 25% of the wall. This makes it possible for designers to create interior storefronts and extensive fire-rated glazed walls with clean sightlines and a true timber aesthetic. Circle 380

A collection of laminated-safety architectural glass designs feature true chicken wire. VintageWire Glass is available in translucent forms for interior and exterior partitions and enclosures, as well as in opaque forms for wall cladding, elevator interiors and lobbies. Ideal for historic restoration and reproduction projects, as well as contemporary environments with a “retro-chic” vibe, it is available to the trade in customizable sizes, up to 48-in. × 84-in. Circle 379

When used for exterior applications, i.e., windows and skylights, Halio eliminates the need for blinds or shades, blocking glare and preventing solar heat gain. Windows can tint automatically according to the weather forecast, light conditions, sun position, or personal preferences—or manually controlled with a mobile app, wall-mounted switches, a desktop application or voice commands. In its clear state, it is indistinguishable from conventional glass, tinting with to neutral gray shades, the darkest tint conjures the evening sky. It is so responsive that it starts tinting or clearing within 15 seconds, achieving its darkest state in less than three minutes. When used as an internal wall or partition, architects can create open and flexible spaces that deliver more natural light to more places, promote collaboration, while delivering privacy on demand or simply minimize distractions. Circle 378

Judge’s Comment: “In addition to the manufacturing process which recycles 100% of waste, the product offers design options that allow for increased daylighting and views while still meeting code requirements.”

Judge’s Comment: “This product does have the decorative appeal.”

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Hancher University of Iowa, Iowa City As the premier presenter of performing arts statewide, the University of Iowa’s Hancher has been dubbed “the largest classroom on campus.” With sweeping horizontal forms that echo the nearby Iowa River, the building’s design draws from its natural surroundings. Forms cantilever at the south end of the building to create ribbon overhangs for the lobby and second-level terrace’s floor-to-ceiling glass walls, offering shaded sunlight during the day and views of the campus and river. “The shape of the building was very much influenced by the site and the river. We felt it needed to be a panoramic building with the main focus addressing the university at large, especially the arts campus. In this way, Hancher serves as a gateway to the arts campus,” said architect Mitchell A. Hirsch AIA, LEED AP, Design Principal, New Haven, Conn.-based Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Designed with an efficient envelope and incorporating sustainable design strategies related to the site and to building systems and controls, the building’s LEED objective is Gold. As a replacement for the original Hancher, damaged by Iowa River flooding in 2008, the new building is designed to 500-year flood criteria. The building features an 1800-seat auditorium, rehearsal studio, teaching rooms, offices, a scene shop and costume shop.

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The glass on the elevator banks continue on all three floors.

Mitchell A. Hirsch of Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ used light colors and different kinds of plaster to keep the interiors light and welcoming. Terrazzo floors and stairways were used for their ease of maintenance and durability.

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“This building is about dynamic arched ribbons capturing the spirit of the performing arts. The auditorium is a reflection of this theme, with metal mesh LED-backed panels as the balcony fronts. They act as halos of diffused lights.”

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Capturing the spirit of the performing arts, the 189,000-sq.-ft. building has a large multi-purpose proscenium theater with 1,800-seat auditorium, which hosts music, dance, opera and theatrical performances.

Balconies “This building is about dynamic arched ribbons capturing the spirit of the performing arts,” said Hirsch. “The auditorium is a reflection of this theme, with custom metal mesh LED-backed panels as the balcony fronts. They act as halos of diffused light, not unlike the ribbons of the exterior of the building in that they’re arched and weave with one another on the side walls and together in the balconies.” All balcony fronts: Lindner Custom Metal Mesh Panel with Rosebrand LED Mesh behind Lindner Group www.lindner-group.com

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Decorative Pendants “Together with lighting consultant, CBBLD, we created these custom lights at another scale to be arcs, which float above the audience,” said Hirsch. “When in show mode, the technical ceiling drops out and the lighted floating arcs create a wonderful experience in the room. They are dimmable and on the underside, the LEDs can be turned off and the sparkle lights on the side can remain on or chase.”

Seating

Carpet

The performance hall chairs are Ducharme Symphony Seats, with a cherry wood veneer and custom Momentum textile upholstery.

Custom carpet on the balcony floor to the right above. Custom carpet Bentley Prince Street www.bentleymills.com

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MOTO (Middle-of-Town) Apartments, Denver Capturing the character of the area with its earthy color palette and livable communal spaces, Gensler’s design on the mixed-use development was an expression of neighborhood desires.

The Denver area is booming; the design of emerging workforce housing by most standards has been quick and dirty thus far, resulting in anonymous-looking stickframe buildings “that could really be placed anywhere,” says Nick Seglie, Gensler Denver. Elevation Development Group decided to up the local design quotient when they asked Gensler’s Denver office to design MOTO

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(Middle of Town) apartments. “So what we wanted to do as much as possible is express what the neighborhood and demographic who would live here would want,” says Seglie. The mixed-use development captures the character of the area with its inviting wood trim, earthy color palette and livable communal spaces. A concrete podium reveals itself on the sloped site, “It’s

a textural material that changes over time,” says Seglie. Metal panels and cedar soffits wrap the horizontal massings in a simple palette; but rather than looking austere, the effect is an elegantly masculine aesthetic. “They are simple materials used in creative ways.”

cantilever 2-ft. over the previous floor, as they stack upward. The building’s appearance and massing changes as it interacts with light throughout the day, and even as the pedestrian changes perspectives. “As you move around the building, it is a dynamic experience,” describes Seglie.

From the concrete podium rise four horizontal-looking towers that alternately

The structure uses a pre-fabricated wood framing system, a panelized wall system and

Nick Seglie AIA, LEED AP graduated from Kansas State and also studied architecture and urban design in the Czech Republic. Since 2012, he has been instrumental in leading MOTO and other Colorado projects.

BCI Joists for flooring and ceilings, which enabled the construction team to build rapidly—about a floor a week, says Seglie. “Framing is one of the quickest parts,” says Seglie. And the entire project was completed in less than a month. The framing company came highly recommended by contractors.

including large-scale graphic murals that activate the garage entrances at street level. Stikwood on the lobby walls acts as a backdrop to the art that activates the space in the main lobby, which feels more like an upscale hotel than a conventional elevator corridor.

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CHARMING CEDAR Soffits and Trellis/Pergola (sealed in knotty cedar clear coat epoxy). The design uses a cedar overhang on the residents’ building entrance, and tongue-and-groove soffits add visual texture and interest, softening the industrial look from the pedestrian’s perspective. “When you’re standing on the sidewalk below and look up, you see the cedar soffits,” says Seglie. “The metal panels and natural cedar make a nice contrast.”

Photo Credit: Ryan Gobuty

WOOD ALTERNATIVES Although the abbreviated construction time frame seems like a necessity in the Colorado climate and a win-win; it did have one drawback in terms of constricting the specs. Seglie says the team discussed using an alternative wood product such as Kebony or Accoya—treated wood products with the appearance and durability of exotic hardwood—for the exterior soffits and trellis. “We talked about it quite a bit,” says Seglie. “But ultimately, the contractor wasn’t confident he could get it there in time.”

Wood framing was completed in about a month; the entire project in about a year. The structure uses a pre-fabricated wood framing system, a panelized wall system and BCI Joists for flooring and ceilings, which enabled the construction team to build rapidly—about a floor a week. —Nick Seglie, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler, Denver METAL PANELS The building itself is somewhat of a semi-permeable optical illusion. By using a perforated metal façade with 30% open area for the balcony railings, the façade appears monolithic, explains Seglie. Kingspan Morin Metal Panels in Dark Bronze (with clip exposed fastener) www.kingspan.com

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Warm Entrance The main entry leads to the lobby, which is intended as a glowing glass box that beckons warmly to the public. The cedar look and the warmth of wood is extended into the interior lobby using Stikwood on the walls, and again, the simple palette takes a backdrop to furnishings and large swaths of art, including a colorful canvas of “inthebeginingtimeliesasapresentinfrontofourfeet.” Maharam Digital Projects www.maharam.com

“So what we wanted to do as much as possible is express what the neighborhood and demographic who would live here would want.” —Nick Seglie, AIA, LEED AP, Gensler, Denver

DECORATIVE LIGHTING Decorative light fixtures, Coral Pendant, is another example of wooden craftsmanship and makes a statement in the lobby. David Trubridge www.davidtrubridge.com

 PERGOLA A cedar pergola that originates on the second floor pool deck and cascades down the façade as a trellis is an especially playful architectural gesture: it invites the eye to follow it up from street level as it extends to the semiprivate pool deck.

POOL PRIVACY The second floor pool deck plays with the idea of public and private, says Seglie.

BOUTIQUE CHIC The wood and perforated metal building is representative of the industrial chic trend of today’s designs, but the interiors of the apartment remain a relatively blank slate on which individuals may reflect their personal taste. The well-lit open floor plans also convey a loftier feeling to the spaces. This model unit exudes a chic sophistication, and some instances the spartan apartments are being marketed as student housing by real estate websites.

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Metal Roofi ng, Wall Panels

Virginia Library Mirrors Region’s Traditional Aesthetics

CHANGING LANDSCAPE The project included 7,833 sq. ft. of Morin’s F-16 wall panels, in 18-gauge Galvalume in Silversmith color.

Rooted in the landscape and history of the Varina District, the 43,000-sq.-ft. library features materials that are reminiscent of the agrarian structures that once populated the area. CHALLENGE: The Varina Area Library is a new facility on 22 acres of land in the rural, eastern section of Henrico County. It replaces a 6,000-sq.-ft. building that served the area for more than 40 years.

Varina’s citizens wanted an active library that provided a “next generation” of library services. According to the BCWH Architects, the library’s design “is rooted in the landscape and the history of the Varina district. The building and materials are reminiscent of the agrarian structures that one populated the area. Borrowing on the form of a tobacco barn, the main library functions are housed in three pavilions that sit seemingly independent on the site.” INFLUENCE: Choosing building materials reminiscent of the agricultural structures common to the region, the design of the library blended wood and stone, as well as metal roofing and wall panels. “It was an attempt to reflect the buildings of the area,” says Kylan Shirley, AIA, of BCWH Architects of Richmond, Va. “It’s an area with a lot of barns, once dependent on agriculture, but it’s changing fast.” SOLUTION: Approximately 32,500 sq. ft. of Morin’s SLR-16 roofing panels were installed on the Varina Library. The 22-gauge Galvalume panels were in the PVDF color Silversmith. The project included 7,833 sq. ft. of Morin’s F-16 wall panels, in 18-gauge Galvalume, also in Silversmith.

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HOK Architects mandated this facility meet or exceed all green and sustainable standards for the city, which included the construction of a 24,000-sq.-ft. green roof.

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Project: Chicago Blackhawks Community Training Center Location: Chicago Architect: HOK Architects

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Blackhawks’ Green Architects and planners mandated the Chicago Blackhawks Community Training Center meet or exceed all green and sustainable standards for the city, which included the construction of a 24,000-sq.-ft. green roof. CHALLENGE: Chicago is one of the nation’s largest cities, boasting a vibrant culture, vast greenscapes, a bustling lakefront and a beach. In addition to the beautiful backdrop, the city is known for its architecture and, of course, deep rooted fans and legendary sports teams. The Chicago Blackhawks have grabbed the hearts of many fans young and old for years, bringing home three Stanley Cups in the last eight years to underscore their dynasty and pay tribute to their fans.

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not only deliver amenities and house two full-size rinks for the team’s use, but also promote year-round hockey development programs and serve as recreational and event space for the Chicago community. CRITERIA: HOK Architects mandated this facility meet or exceed all green and sustainable standards for the city, which included the construction of a 24,000-sq.-ft. green roof. SOLUTION: Plans called for an American Hydrotech Extensive Garden Roof Assembly to be placed on top of the building’s metal roof deck. Hydrotech worked with the designers to select roof components and plant material that were optimized for

both Chicago’s climate conditions and structural limitations. The Extensive Garden Roof Assembly was planted with InstaGreen Sedum Carpet, which contains nine to 15 different species of Sedum. Sedum is a succulent plant that is able to store water in its leaves and grows well under diverse conditions. The sedum carpet provides almost 95% coverage at the time of installation, which is not only aesthetically pleasing, but also reduces initial maintenance requirements. In addition to reducing the urban heat island effect, and purifying the air, the Extensive Garden Roof Assembly is able to capture more than 1.5-in. of water on the roof, which plays a major role in stormwater management.

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Visual Arts Building Catches the Eye No stranger to the University of Iowa campus, architect Steven Holl and his new Visual Arts Building provide 126,000 sq. ft. of loft-like space within a beautifully crafted envelope. The building replaces an original arts building from 1936 that was damaged during a flood.

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INDUSTRIAL AESTHETIC The southwestern and southeastern elevations are covered in perforated stainless steel panels with RHEINZINK clad, pouredin-place concrete walls.

The goal was to minimize field fabrication and allow installers to complete the installation as efficiently as possible.

CHALLENGE: Steven Holl Architects’ first venture on campus was the Art Building West, completed in 2006 and located adjacent to the new Visual Arts Building. Although dramatically different in design and materials, the two buildings are complementary, according to Steven Holl.

Steven Holl and senior partner Chris McVoy led the design team. According to Holl, “We did over 30 design schemes. It was a very long process, but we were very dedicated to finding the right fit. I’m very, very proud of the results. It’s a very economical building, which was another big challenge.”

INFLUENCE: Now home to the departments of ceramics, sculpture, metals, photography, print making and 3D multimedia, the new Visual Arts Building presents an industrial aesthetic with clad, pouredin-place concrete walls.

“This type of large, custom job designed by a worldclass architect is really our strong suit,” according to Sam Arnold, project manager, Architectural Wall Systems, the installing contractor.

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PATINA blue-grey RHEINZINK were fabricated in Germany and shipped ready-to-install to the U.S. The 1.5-mm RHEINZINK rainscreen system was created specifically for the design. The perforated stainless steel panels bring natural light deep into the building through a series of scooped setbacks.

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“The panels came to us prefabricated from Germany. Our goal was to minimize field fabrication and to allow our installers to have everything they needed on-site to complete the installation as effi ciently as possible.” The RHEINZINK panels, as well as the stainless steel panels, were custom designed, engineered and fabricated by POHL Group, headquartered in Cologne, Germany. Arnold reports there were 13,000 holes in a specific pattern in each of the stainless steel perforated panels that were continuous with punched windows across the south and west elevations. The panels have returns into all of the windows. POHL also fabricated curved panels that were utilized on the building’s vegetative roof to clad large skylights.

Project: University of Iowa Visual Arts Building Location: Iowa City, Iowa Architect: Steven Holl

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From Disrepair to Adaptive Reuse The historic Hummel Lumber Building had fallen into disrepair and was converted to new office space for Lafayette College Facilities Plant Operations/Planning & Construction Dept., as well as the Public Safety and Environmental Health and Safety Dept. CHALLENGE: Originally built by the Speer Lumber Co. of Easton in the early 1900s, and later occupied by the Hummel Lumber Co., the original post and beam structure wrapped in a masonry façade had survived a few fires and the wrecking ball. Located at the edge of College Hill, it was an ideal building for Lafayette’s expansion and the college’s desire to contribute to the revitalization of Easton, Pa.

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As shared by Marie Fechik-Kirk, director of Sustainability for Lafayette College, the reuse of the existing building posed many challenges including restoring the fire damaged wood structure, as well as understanding the impact of insulating and conditioning the interior of the building. The existing posts and beams were covered and the full extent of the fire damage was unknown. All existing timbers and structural decking was exposed and assessed for structural integrity. CRITERIA: Careful consideration was given to the impact of insulating and conditioning the building, as it was historically an open structure. The masonry façade was original reinforced units with minimal

tiebacks and no expansion joints. To maintain the ability for the masonry to dry from both sides, an interior rainscreen wall was created to allow for a continuous air space from foundation masonry vents up to the soffit line. Interior insulated wall panels were built, waterproofed with a breathable liquid membrane, and installed from the interior of the building. Existing window openings were detailed for flashing and maintaining the continuous airspace while allowing reinforcement of the masonry façade by tying to the interior wall system. The installed system maintains the cycle of the existing building while allowing for a comfortable interior workspace. SOLUTION: Isoleren insulated metal wall panels from ATAS International were incorporated into the building to help achieve sustainable design objectives. The panels were installed in the additions that are unconditioned spaces. The insulating properties assist in keeping the spaces comfortable when occupants and visitors access them to move between building levels.

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High-End Dining Prior to opening the 1,888-sq.-ft. Ledger restaurant, ownership engaged the design team at Assembly Design Studio to help transform the circa 1818 space—formerly home to the country’s second-ever chartered savings bank—into a high-end dining establishment.

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CHALLENGE: Renovation of the former bank building involved multiple challenges. Not only did the space feature the original plaster ceiling, original brick walls and extremely tall windows, but it also included a large safe that the design team would have to somehow incorporate within the interior design approach. Another challenge, according to lead designer Erica Diskin, Assembly Design Studio, was that the interior space consisted of a massive amount of concrete slab flooring, a difficult flooring substrate to work with—especially considering concerns with budget. “It was a huge undertaking,” said Diskin.

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In addition to Harbor Oak, Diskin and her team selected Starry Oak, another wood-looking flooring option, for the main dining room on either side of the bar. Pairing well with Harbor Oak, Starry Oak from the Vertu Luxury Vinyl Plank collection is another rustic oak look with tints of blue. Additional luxury vinyl designs used were Parterre’s Ornamental Onyx, an elegant black stone look, and a white and gray marble design, Classique Pure. Both from the HardCore Luxury Vinyl Tile collection, these were installed in a nearby hallway in a checkerboard pattern.

reuse some of the older elements from the building, such as the original ceiling, creating a fresh yet historic look for the restaurant. Parterre’s flooring, according to Diskin, enhanced the look. SOLUTION: Diskin and the design team selected Parterre’s Harbor Oak, a wood-looking flooring product from the InGrained Resilient Plank collection, for the private dining area. “I thought it would be the perfect application,” said Diskin. “It has that

Another attractive attribute of the flooring was its color and design versatility, which Diskin said turned out to be “perfect” for the particular design approach chosen for the new restaurant. Ironically, the design of Harbor Oak comes directly from an old pier in nearby Boston Harbor, which gives it a rustic, coastal feel that’s fitting for Salem.

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Construction Specialties c-sgroup.com

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Architectural Products Magazine

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Simpson Strong-Tie strongtie.com

77

42, 105

The Stonhard Group stonhard.com

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The Continuing Architect thecontinuingarchitect.com

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Trim-Tex trim-tex.com

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59, 106

Móz mozdesigns.com

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Inpro inprocorp.com

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International Roofing Expo theroofingexpo.com

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LaCantina Doors lacantinadoors.com

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Parkland Plastics parklandplastics.com

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Wausau Tile wausautile.com

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Woodfold Mfg. woodfold.com

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Major Industries majorskylights.com

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Mapes mapescanopies.com

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Gary Redmond (847) 359-6493

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Pine Hall Brick americaspremierpaver.com

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Valspar valsparinspireme.com

YKK AP ykkap.com

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31,275

31,293

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31,294

5,035

4,655

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Editor (Name and complete mailing address)

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Contact Person

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Full Name

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Modular Arts modulararts.com

Telephone (Include area code)

579 N. First Bank Drive, Suite 220 Palatine, IL 60067 8. Complete Mailing Address of Headquarters or General Business Office of Publisher (Not printer)

Schweiss Bi-Fold Doors bifold.com

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international only: $94

10 issues

73

Hunter Panels hpanels.com

3. Filing Date

5. Number of Issues Published Annually

Mockett & Co. mockett.com

65

Maxxon maxxoncorporation.com

2. Publication Number

Mitsubishi Electric mitsubishipro.com

75, 106

Hufcor hufcor.com

Statement of Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Requester Publications Only) 1. Publication Title

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Roseburg roseburg.com

Outside County Nonrequested Copies Stated on PS Form 3541 (include sample copies, requests over 3 years old, requests induced by a premium, bulk sales and requests including association requests, names obtained from business directories, lists, and other sources) In-County Nonrequested Copies Stated on PS Form 3541 (include sample copies, requests over 3 years old, requests induced by a premium, bulk sales and requests including association requests, names obtained from business directories, lists, and other sources) Nonrequested Copies Distributed Through the USPS by Other Classes of Mail (e.g., First-Class Mail, nonrequestor copies mailed in excess of 10% limit mailed at Standard Mail ® or Package Services rates) Nonrequested Copies Distributed Outside the Mail (Include pickup stands, trade shows, showrooms, and other sources)

452

340

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Total Nonrequested Distribution [Sum of 15d (1), (2), (3) and (4)]

5,486

4,995 36,289

(4)

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Total Distribution (Sum of 15c and e)

36,765

g.

Copies not Distributed (See Instructions to Publishers #4, (page #3))

479

463

h.

Total (Sum of 15f and g)

37,244

36,752

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85.07% and Circulation 86.24% Statement of Ownership, Management, (Requester Publications Only)

* If you are claiming electronic copies, go to line 16 on page 3. If you are not claiming electronic copies, skip to line 17 on page 3. 16. Electronic Copy Circulation

Average No. Copies Each Issue During Previous 12 Months

No. Copies of Single Issue Published Nearest to Filing Date

a. Requested and Paid Electronic Copies

3,505

4,506

b. Total Requested and Paid Print Copies (Line 15c) + Requested/Paid Electronic Copies (Line 16a)

34,783

35,800

c. Total Requested Copy Distribution (Line 15f) + Requested/Paid Electronic Copies (Line 16a)

40,629

40,795

d. Percent Paid and/or Requested Circulation (Both Print & Electronic Copies) (16b divided by 16c Í 100)

86.38%

87.76%

√ I certify PS Form 3526-R, 2 of 4) that July 50%2014 of all(Page my distributed copies (electronic and print) are legitimate requests or paid copies. 17. Publication of Statement of Ownership for a Requester Publication is required and will be printed in the issue of this publication. 18. Signature and Title of Editor, Publisher, Business Manager, or Owner

Owner

November 2017 Date

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SONOMA ACADEMY STUDIOS + GRANGE, SANTA ROSA, CALIF. A new building on a private school campus for which Harney is assisting with material review as it tracks Living Building Challenge certification. Construction images of the project as well as some specific materials include: Watershed Block–used on the lower level exposed retaining wall; Reclaimed Underwater Salvage Logs (Western Red Cedar) used as trellis beams; and Reclaimed Grants Pass Oregon Railroad Tunnel Beams (Western Red Cedar) used as an exterior rainscreen.

“Architects own materials. They need to start specifying them from ‘first-do-noharm.’”

Speaking Up About Specifications Anne Hicks Harney is adamant when it comes to the responsibility of the architect as it relates to the knowledge of transparency tools and the specification of healthy products. Committing to a specific objective becomes the starting point for implementing healthy materials.

LEED Fellow Anne Hicks Harney, FAIA, is serious about furthering the specification of healthy materials. Harney chairs AIA’s Materials Knowledge Working Group; she is also a member of the Materials & Resources Technical Working Group, and her firm, Long Green Specs provides sustainability focused construction specifications and building science expertise to firms across the country. “We’re just obsessed with materials,” says Harney. Despite the gravity of chemicals of concern, Harney manages to take a lighthearted approach when broaching the subject. Presenting at the Living Products Expo, Harney flashes a slide depicting how household building products adversely affect human health, saying that substances affecting sperm count have converted many a client to healthy materials. “I had a guy who rolled his eyes [at first] and then said, ‘Now, I can’t use dryer sheets, my daughter can’t be a goalie [because of rubber turf] and we don’t buy toothpaste with triclosan in it.” But to Harney this is evidence that making incremental changes in our daily habits is no different from making changes in our professional lives. Harney feels strongly that knowledge of transparency tools and specification of healthy products lies in the hands of the architect, “Architects own materials,” says Harney. “And they need to

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start [specifying them] from ‘first-do-no-harm.’” She admits that on the outset, the task may seem daunting. “If you just start today with no more carcinogens, you’re going to be appalled and say, ‘wait how am I going to build without that?’” The upside is that the client will not tell you what kind of drywall, or carpeting or paint to use. Occasionally, says Harney, a facility’s operators may tell you the kind of roof they want, but only because it’s what the crew already knows how to maintain and repair. “So we can rate materials good, better, best, and then ask, ‘why?’ and answer that with what you care about most,” suggests Harney. For instance, in education settings, in schools, the interiors are for kids, so start with classrooms: everything that goes into them has to be red list free. Committing to a specific objective becomes the starting point for firms implementing healthy materials. “Before you know it, you’ll have a palette of materials and best products to use in every building,” says Harney; and adds that a yearly check-in is needed to make sure nothing substantial has changed. California’s Prop65 label is making it even easier for practitioners and for clients to begin incorporating healthy products—Harney says since Prop65 some of her clients are stunned to learn a product they have been using for years is unacceptable in

Anne Hicks Harney, president and founder, Long Green Specs, is a thought leader regarding sustainabilityfocused construction specifications.

California. “We used to look to D.C. for policy, and California for entertainment. Now we look to California for policy and D.C. for entertainment,” says Harney half-jokingly. But colleagues on AIA’s lobby substantiate Harney’s quip, saying, “Don’t expect change at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.” Just accepting that and moving on is the way industry and private companies are moving ahead with healthy materials, but even then, that can become political. For instance, a Google grant to the USGBC resulted in Better Building Materials, a 215-page document on healthy, safe materials. “It was on the Internet for all of five minutes,” recalls Harney. When the American Chemistry Council (ACC) threatened to litigate, the USGBC repealed the document. SmithGroupJJR posted it on their website briefly, but took it down; and no one Harney has approached at Google will comment on it. Despite attempts to stifle the progress of healthy materials, Harney, the USGBC and the ILFI’s “Just-Do-It” attitude are incrementally prevailing. With 3000 Declare labels and counting, “transparency is moving really fast—but it’s not there, yet,” says Harney, who was instrumental in the MRTAG’s approval of a Declare label as a LEED V4 disclosure document. —Megan Mazzocco, Senior Editor

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