February 27, 2019
Find out how tree grills and floor access covers from Howe Green were used to enhance the aesthetics of The Wintergarden, the dining space at Bluewater.
February 25, 2019
Privacy vs. daylighting: Who says you have to choose? Balancing the need for privacy with the positives of natural light doesn’t have to mean choosing one or the other. Here are four ways you can have privacy and enjoy the benefits of daylighting in the same window opening.
February 22, 2019
After more than 50 years in operation Bronx Community College was in need of modernization. Learn about how #AMBICO provided Recessed Panel Doors to return this historically significant site to its former glory.
February 21, 2019
Here’s a quick look at the key architectural trends forecasted for 2019. According to Build, advanced technologies and materials will continue to impact the way we design and build. We already know that augmented and virtual reality, AI and drone devices, as well as 3-D printing and other technologies, are altering construction practices — as is the trend for off-site, prefab construction.
February 18, 2019
here are few things in garden culture quite as showy as a plant-laden trellis. The latticework is a natural way to partition a garden and provide an element of privacy. A trellis can even act as an insulating blanket when positioned alongside a home. Roses, grapevines, clematis, tomatoes, raspberries, and ivy love these wonderful vertical supports. For landscape architects, deck builders and do-it-yourselfers, the trellis is a quick and practical way to frame a backyard element or serve as a natural wall, say for an elevated deck.
February 15, 2019
Polished Concrete Floors are extremely popular. Many property managers are replacing their VCT, Ceramic Tile, and Linoleum floor coverings with polished concrete flooring. Polishable concrete overlays add LEED points to a project making them appealing for architects and green builders. Architects also appreciate polished concrete’s reflectance because it decreases the need for artificial light.
February 13, 2019
There are a lot of commercial bike racks to choose from. But not all bike racks are created equal. There are key features that make certain types of bike racks better options for securing and properly supporting bicycles than others. In this guide you'll learn what those key features are, other considerations for bike racks, as well as examples of good bike racks, and bike racks to avoid.
February 11, 2019
Maglin Site Furniture offers recycled High-Density Polyethylene in two textures: wood grain and orange peel. This creates a durable environmentally friendly alternative to traditional lumber that is perfect for most outdoor applications.
February 8, 2019
Introducing diffuse natural daylighting into a retail space has proven to increase sales and productivity. Full spectrum, glare-free daylight encourages consumers to spend more time shopping by creating a better mood and allowing products to be seen in sharper detail. The bottom line benefit extends to any commercial building: From reducing energy costs to increasing employee production, a space enhanced by diffuse natural daylighting increases in value per square foot. Here are five retail/commercial projects across the globe where Kalwall translucent sandwich panels have been used to provide a diffuse natural daylighting solution.
February 7, 2019
Pocket and flipper doors are a great solution to saving space while maintaining clean esthetics. These innovative openings have pull-out doors that fold into the cabinet structure. This feature keeps open cabinet doors concealed and safely out of the way.
February 6, 2019
Many prospective homeowners remain uncertain as to how an architect can influence and benefit a residential design project. The following are six distinct and valuable services your architect will typically provide.
February 4, 2019
When plans were made in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, to host the 2019 Winter Universiade sports event, the local Penetron team ensured that all new concrete structures, especially in the Central Stadium, would withstand the aggressive, sub-arctic climate. Construction work on the stadium was completed in December 2018.