Architecture & Design - Page 2
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Because of the accompanying heat, sometimes it takes just a simple but well-thought-out fabric to make natural lighting bearable. When fabric filters sunlight, the place does not get warm that easily or quickly. The temperature remains comfortable enough for lounging - even for working. That’s what Google asked a company to do for its employees.
The Grace Chapel on the Lenoir-Rhyne Univ. campus uses concrete masonry units and exposed interior walls to complement other campus buildings and deliver excellent acoustics. Grace Chapel was built at the heart of the LenoirRhyne Univ. campus in Hickory, NC, and immediately became a spiritual focal point for visitors to the university. The 425-seat chapel serves the needs of weekly religious services as well as music concerts and special events.
Guayule is the shrub and, if Bridgestone has its way, that scruffy desert plant could deliver some diversity and stability to the company’s supply of natural rubber. Pronounced “why-u-lee,” the plant is native to northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S., primarily Texas. It doesn’t look like much, but snap a branch and out oozes a clear, very sticky, latex.
VRF holds key to detroit renovation. Even though Detroit's population has dropped by more than half since 1950, downtown activity, like the $94.5 million renovation of the David Whitney Building, a Class A skyscraper, is a good sign from an economic and aesthetic point of view. The structure has been brought back to its former splendor and now houses opulent apartments as well as the Aloft Detroit hotel, a restaurant, and a bar.
The dual-chambered MagnaClean DualXP magnetic filter, one of the best HVAC & plumbing products, for hydronic system installations is believed to collect and remove almost all of the suspended iron-oxide sludge circulation in a system. It has two magnetic rods. Four non-magnetic capture zones for bigger circulation debris are also housed in the twin chambers.
Green walls turn plain walls into vertical gardens and can be built indoors or outdoors, attached to an existing wall, or standing alone. Green walls welcome restaurant guests restaurants, with more warmth and increase their sales. Dave MacKenzie, the president of Hortech, Inc. in Spring Lake, Michigan, and LiveWall, its environmentally friendly green wall subsidiary, says that indoor green walls welcome restaurant guests and improve the quality of the air inside.
Modern medical and graduate education facilities are housed in the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center in New York City. The 14-story, 100,000-square-foot glass skyscraper, which includes cutting-edge learning environments and collaborative areas, represents a new approach to education. Lighting complements study cascade design of this building.
The Verner pendant is a contemporary interior LED pendant and deco-performance fixture that combines high light output with a geometric aesthetic to enhance interior spaces while providing useable light. With no visible hardware, the contemporary interior LED pendant can be used in high-ceiling applications, open areas, or spaces where diminished focus on the ceiling is the aim. The luminaire’s contemporary look is completed with a classic spherical diffuser.
The two-phase renovation of Rancho Los Alamitos involved a geothermal heat-pump system to provide low-cost, sustainable cooling and eliminate noise. Rancho Los Alamitos, in Long Beach, CA is a significant national landmark with history dating to 500 A.D. To preserve the historic features of the sight, the Rancho Los Alamitos Foundation (RLAF) engaged the services of architect Stephen J. Farneth, FAIA, co-founder of the Architectural Resources Group in San Francisco.
Path lighting from Auroralight brightens a century-old garden. With lighting design inspired by a scene from Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Shakespeare Garden on the campus of Northwestern Univ. (NU), Evanston, IL, features LED path lighting from Auroralight Inc., Carlsbad, CA. For the first time in the garden’s century-old history, visitors can enjoy it after dark.
Technologies exist, but understanding how best to use them may lag behind developments. With the increased availability of LEDs and control technology, traditional brick-and-mortar merchants have, at their disposal, more ways to draw customers into their stores, enhance the shopping experience, and increase sales. While there is some creative retail-lighting design and application of new technology, convincing retailers of the virtue of the new options is an ongoing effort.
Passive fire-containment system supports the building enclosure for One World Trade Center. Whether specifying building materials for a marquee project like the World Trade Center or a lower-profile building, the building community evaluates three elements when specifying life-safety systems. Detection systems include alarm systems such as smoke and heat detectors.
A mission-critical training program in the country’s data-center hotbed uses precision air-conditioning equipment to maintain optimum operating temperatures. Shelby, NC, about 40 miles outside of Charlotte, is an unlikely place to be the home of the future of mission-critical operations - but nothing could be further from the truth. In 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration provided a $23-million dollar grant to establish the National Consortium for Mission Critical Operations, or NCMCO.
There’s this inquiry you need to answer before jumping right into the article: “Does brighter mean hotter?” In other words, does the use of natural lighting make the place feel warmer or hot? Yes, it could be energy efficient and brighter than artificial lighting, but it makes you sweat and that could be uncomfortable. What to do then?
There are several important factors to consider when you choose barrier wall vs. rainscreen system. Though both are helpful and have their own respective strong points, one should still consider other things such as price, particularly those on a tight budget. Another is the climate of the place where you live.
You probably have seen them several times in your lifetime, even experienced - and continue to experience - being inside of them. You probably be working in one right now! We’re talking about commercial architecture. Think of office buildings and shopping malls and schools. Would you believe a prison is considered a commercial building, too?
Lodging establishments such as hotels have become aware that small rooms appeal to guests. When making renovations, they ask for custom furniture that will be suitable for small spaces. Guests like small rooms for many reasons, which include the coziness they exude.