Unicel Architectural’s timber curtain wall at Chibougamau-Chapais Airport wins prize for best institutional project under 1,000 square meters
March 24, 2023
Unicel Architectural’s timber curtain wall at the Chibougamau-Chapais Airport was recently honored at the Cecobois Awards of Excellence gala. The project won the prize for best institutional project under 1,000 square meters.
StonePly curtain walls and storefronts applications
December 7, 2022
Custom lasered and metal panel solutions
December 6, 2022
Willard Shutter Grilles and Screens
March 28, 2022
22-1/2° Pitched Louvered screens offer maximum visual concealment while allowing for adequate ventilation. This louver configuration allows for 30% free airflow, and the louver can be inverted (flipped upside down) to provide even more concealment from line of sight if needed. This very effective design is very attractive and convenient for large projects.
StonePly cladding: multiple finishes and a selection of hundreds of stones means a bold, unique storefront
December 27, 2021
When it comes to making sure that first impressions are unforgettable ones, countless businesses have called upon StonePly to provide legendary curtain walls and storefronts. Businesses that have found success with StonePly include:
Louvered Roof Equipment Screens
August 18, 2021
Louvers can be used as vision barriers to hide mechanical equipment and other unsightly items. Louver blades allow airflow and reduce the wind loads imposed on structural framing. Check out these three options:
New Download - The Architect’s Guide to Sun Control Products Brochure
May 26, 2021
Ruskin Sun Control products provide optimal shading to promote lower energy costs and to cut down the glare on your buildings. These sun control solutions create comfortable environments and increase lifespans of mechanical equipment, resulting in higher productivity and sustainability.
How façade elements are increasing health, safety, and sustainability in school design
August 14, 2020
Recognizing the occupant benefits of natural light, flexibility, and fresh air, architects are increasingly designing schools with ample amounts of glass and open, versatile layouts. Here’s a look at what’s driving trends in school design—and how the façade plays a crucial role.
Designing Bird-Friendly Facades with Translucent Panel Systems
June 3, 2020
Birds play an integral role in preserving the world’s ecosystem – dispersing seeds, pollinating plants, and controlling rodent populations. By consuming enormous amounts of insects, birds also reduce insect damage to crops and forests and lower the transmission of diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus. But as the built environment expands, so does the danger to birds. Since 1970, scientists have tracked a nearly 30% decline in North American bird populations with about 25% of species now being listed on the US Watch List of birds that require conservation to avoid becoming threatened or endangered. And one of the leading contributors to this continued drop in bird populations is collisions with human construction.
How Do Dynamic Wall Motion Systems Work?
April 6, 2020
Our KINETICWALL® system is a dynamic façade comprised of movable ‘flapper’ elements that respond to naturally occurring wind patterns. There are a variety of ways that the flappers can be mounted; however, through years of extensive research, we have developed three standard methods of suspending the flappers. These suspension systems are Rod Mount, Pin Mount, and Drop-In. Each system has different aesthetic and performance characteristics, as well as varying price points.
Trends in façade design: Office and Multifamily
January 15, 2020
People of all ages continue to move into multifamily communities, requiring developers to meet a range of needs. Kawneer delivers systems and solutions that offer the performance, aesthetics and sustainability required by today’s multifamily applications.
Terracotta Rainscreen Facades give Durham County Human Services Complex an urban presence
September 25, 2019
The Durham County Human Services Complex in Durham, NC is designed as a courtyard building using Terracotta Rainscreen Facades to give the building an urban presence while the internalized courtyard is a hidden gem within the urban setting.