Archinect - News 2016-05-24T15:36:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149941625/alucobond-plus-meets-the-higher-requirements-of-fire-regulations-in-architecture Alucobond® PLUS Meets The Higher Requirements Of Fire Regulations In Architecture Sponsor 2016-05-11T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-11T12:34:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/un/undzepmikgyo7qd9.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMay2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMay2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a> aluminum composite material (ACM) has been used for exterior cladding products in the North American building construction market for over forty years. Throughout these years, we have continued to be on the forefront of all fire and building code developments.</p><p>Not all Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) are created equal. Making the correct choice can be a complex process. At Alucobond&reg;, it is critical that the ACM is tested, third-party inspected on a regular basis, and labeled as required by the building code in order to meet the necessary and expected fire performance critical for evacuation and life safety in high-rise structures.</p><p>When an architect, designer, or engineer indicates a project design basis as the International Building Code (IBC), the ACM is regulated within the code by the Metals Composite Materials Section 1407. This division has performance criteria that may require the use of a fire retardant core due to the pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149941275/the-proven-benefits-of-daylighting-on-employees-and-the-environment The Proven Benefits Of Daylighting On Employees And The Environment Sponsor 2016-04-25T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-05T01:07:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/m0/m0zr30t2sjda6c42.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/applications/sunshade.html/?utm_source=ArchinectAPR252016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=daylighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Metal Fabrics</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>There are many benefits produced as a byproduct of incorporating daylighting into an office building design. Access to daylight throughout the day improves employee well-being and overall health, even after leaving the office. Besides creating a pleasant working environment for employees, solar protection also plays a key part in supporting sustainable energy efficiency concepts.</p><p>It is important to incorporate a well-designed solar protection system, particularly for buildings with modern glass fa&ccedil;ades. Glass building fa&ccedil;ades are often seen as the ideal solution for energy-efficiency, but they are not the ultimate solution - on their own. Glass buildings result in interior overheating from direct sunlight, but there is a simple design solution available that can reduce solar overexposure throughout the day. Adding a material specifically designed for solar shading, like <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/applications/sunshade.html/?utm_source=ArchinectAPR252016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=daylighting" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GKD Metal Fabrics</strong></a>&rsquo; solar line of metal mesh, offers a way for emp...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938504/how-alucobond-acm-continues-to-be-on-the-forefront-of-meeting-strict-fire-and-building-code-standards How Alucobond ACM Continues To Be On The Forefront Of Meeting Strict Fire And Building Code Standards Sponsor 2016-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-18T05:32:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yf/yfbymrr4l34qgxru.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectApril2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectApril2016&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a> aluminum composite material (ACM) has been used for exterior cladding products in the North American building construction market for over forty years. Throughout these years, we have continued to be on the forefront of all fire and building code developments.</p><p>Not all Aluminum Composite Materials (ACM) are created equal. Making the correct choice can be a complex process. At Alucobond&reg;, it is critical that the ACM is tested, third-party inspected on a regular basis, and labeled as required by the building code in order to meet the necessary and expected fire performance critical for evacuation and life safety in high-rise structures.</p><p>When an architect, designer, or engineer indicates a project design basis as the International Building Code (IBC), the ACM is regulated within the code by the Metals Composite Materials Section 1407. This division has performance criteria that may require the use of a fire retardant core due to the pro...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149938802/ancient-italian-church-comes-back-to-life-built-in-wire-mesh Ancient Italian church comes back to life – built in wire mesh Alexander Walter 2016-04-06T18:40:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T00:36:13-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d83517e0340308491007c477a200f317.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The basilica of Siponto [...] in Italy&rsquo;s Puglia region, has long been easy to miss&mdash;just another church among the thousands around the country. But these days, the 12th century structure attracts a crowd, sometimes even queues. [...] Adjoining the newly renovated basilica, standing on the ruins, towers a full blown cathedral&mdash;with its imposing arches, columns, and volumes&mdash;completely built in iron-wire mesh. It gives the appearance of a hologram, or a 3D charcoal drawing of a time that was.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/43/4376ce66c8a92d25d6c5b27ccf1b888a.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/34/349073ccbedc05580c4f67d350b47454.jpg"></p><p>Find more images of Edoardo Tresoldi's wire mesh sculpture of the Basilica di Siponto on <a href="http://qz.com/653580/photos-centuries-of-italian-history-come-back-to-life-through-a-mind-bending-wire-mesh-structures/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quartz</a>.</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133437552/kinetic-steel-museum-in-new-zealand-pays-tribute-to-illustrious-sculptural-artist-len-lye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"Kinetic" steel museum in New Zealand pays tribute to illustrious sculptural artist Len Lye</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/133418255/artist-carsten-h-ller-to-wrap-world-s-longest-tunnel-slide-around-the-arcelormittal-orbit-tower-in-london" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Artist Carsten H&ouml;ller to wrap world's longest tunnel slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower in London</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126493763/richard-serra-engages-with-the-qatari-desert-landscape-in-his-new-sculptural-piece" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Richard Serra engages with the Qatari desert landscape in his new sculptural piece</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149936040/visually-stunning-integrated-led-metal-mesh-transforms-facades Visually Stunning Integrated LED Metal Mesh Transforms Facades Sponsor 2016-03-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-08T00:50:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuycu74gdszb2wo1.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmediamesh.com/?utm_source=archinectMAR282016&amp;utm_medium=editorial&amp;utm_campaign=EditorialLink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Mediamesh&reg;</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p><a href="http://www.gkdmediamesh.com/?utm_source=archinectMAR282016&amp;utm_medium=editorial&amp;utm_campaign=EditorialLink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>GKD Mediamesh&reg;</strong></a> is a woven stainless steel fabric with integrated LEDs that is used to create a transparent digital display.&nbsp;This unique product is the perfect solution when a digital display is needed on a fa&ccedil;ade, yet the view through windows needs to be maintained or air flow is required.&nbsp;Mediamesh&reg; evolved from an architectural mesh product woven by GKD.&nbsp;GKD is a German-based Company who began as a weaver of industrial wire cloth in the 1920&rsquo;s.&nbsp;These products were used in all types of industrial applications from filtration to aggregate screening to conveying.&nbsp;In the early 1990&rsquo;s, architects began to look at these metal products and think about their potential uses in architecture.&nbsp;This is how architectural mesh was born.</p><p>As beautiful as architectural mesh is, customers still wanted more. They wanted to be able to have images, text, and video on these facades.&nbsp;Ag4 Mediatecture Company in Germany understood this and came up with the ide...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/147584392/full-metal-jacket Full Metal Jacket Nam Henderson 2016-02-07T15:37:00-05:00 >2016-02-08T00:56:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9i/9iewfjq5x0x84u4m.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Although aluminum siding is available that resembles wooden clapboards, the recently built or renovated homes with metal facades of Kings County, N.Y., tend to have a funky, artistic sensibility. The idea is not to mimic traditional construction, but to be proudly metallic.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Kaya Laterman talks with architects, architectural designers, homeowners&nbsp;and neighbors&nbsp;on the cutting edge of a new Brooklyn trend.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/146891498/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-01-29T15:31:00-05:00 >2016-01-29T15:32:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s9/s9rdp1sgnk1jcopl.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gs/gs8onm4vo7lvq7cm.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel/project/oak-laurel-halls-university-of-connecticut" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oak &amp; Laurel Halls - University of Connecticut</a> in Storrs, CT by <a href="http://archinect.com/leersweinzapfel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Leers Weinzapfel Associates</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/i7/i7s80jersf69sr0x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/9798977/1950-terrace-hillside-residence/143461800" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">1950 terrace hillside residence</a> in Ventura, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/9798977/studio-dig-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Dig Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/0j/0jrqqj6a7o34gh6y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/2840623/hex-sys/141554177" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HEX-SYS</a> in Guangzhou, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/openarch" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OPEN Architecture</a>; Photo: Zhang Chao</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etm06v5ioxshq5bo.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/851/the-culture-island/142489732" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Culture Island</a> in Middelfart, Denmark by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/851/schmidt-hammer-lassen-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">schmidt hammer lassen architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hi/hi3shglh9r78lx21.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/22604145/pleated-inflation/142435160" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pleated Inflation</a> in Argel&egrave;s, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22604145/theverymany" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">THEVERYMANY</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/h3/h3fuftp9wq7eh6y5.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/people/project/72742221/ferrari-company-restaurant/72742934" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ferrari Company Restaurant</a> in Maranello, Italy by MDN Marco Visconti &amp; Partners (Partner &amp; design leader: <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/72742221/giuliano-pairone" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Giuliano Pairone</a>)</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/1d/1dprwodlclr9mhfs.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/84381289/mutende-project-i/84382104" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mutende Project I</a> in Chingola, Zambia by <a href="http://archinect.com/orkidstudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orkidstudio</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8q/8qg0tajhc351gae4.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/138563748/residence-for-researchers-in-lyon/138563753" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence for researchers</a> in Lyon, France by <a href="http://archinect.com/scali" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Fran&ccedil;ois Scali</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/q2/q23kyiwzmh95ipqu.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/73220058/single-thread/79900022" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Single Thread...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/138589478/gkd-leeding-the-way-in-sustainable-building-products GKD LEEDing The Way In Sustainable Building Products Sponsor 2015-10-13T09:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-14T14:33:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mf/mffbeciiaiqnjnrz.jpg" width="514" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD Metal Fabrics</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>In the ever-growing multitude of green building products available in today&rsquo;s market, one material that doesn&rsquo;t always come straight to mind is stainless steel. But this often overlooked material holds a wealth of sustainability benefits that grow tenfold when applied and bolstered by technology such as woven metal mesh. <a href="http://www.gkdmetalfabrics.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">GKD-USA</a> has harnessed the inherent sustainability characteristics of stainless steel, using the material as a medium for creating striking, LEED-worthy building exteriors.</p><p>Stainless steel by its very nature, offers sustainable characteristics. Depending on the manufacturer, stainless steel used in metal fabrics can contain as much as 35% post-industrial and 25% post-consumer recycled content. This recyclability directly correlates with minimizing waste. The process of recycling stainless steel involves no health hazardous materials. Additionally, stainless steel:</p><ul><li>does not require a surface coating that can deteriorate ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/137437554/how-alucobond-aluminum-composite-materials-have-evolved-to-meet-strict-building-standards How Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building Standards Sponsor 2015-10-05T11:00:00-04:00 >2015-10-05T12:41:29-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kv5sfrxzokjcy1a3.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMarch&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The national and international building codes have recently challenged the construction market with design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. The increasing demand for high performance, energy-efficient buildings has led to the evolution of building enclosure designs that incorporate durability, longevity, and thermal and weather protection. Architects and building owners are now required to meet stringent energy codes which has resulted in a systems approach to designing the building envelope components. As a result, fire protection and life safety issues have significantly affected the development of the fire codes and has become integral with recent International Building Code (IBC) updates. A lot is now dependent on the correct usage of materials and systems, especially when it comes to the facade of a building and aluminum composite materials (ACM).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5c5142ols6yxuaw0.jpg"></p><p>Alucobond&reg; ACM can be provided with a choice between two types of c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/125510369/liquid-metal-discovery-paves-way-for-shape-shifting-robots Liquid metal discovery paves way for shape-shifting robots Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-04-17T13:17:00-04:00 >2015-04-20T20:45:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2b7mi94zs2cb50k.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Researchers at Tsinghua University] discovered that an applied electrical current causes the gallium alloy to drastically alter its shape. Changing the voltage applied to the metal allowed it to 'shape-shift' into different formations. When the current was switched off, the metal returned to its original drop shape. [...] they realized that bringing it into contact with a flake of aluminum caused a reaction creating hydrogen bubbles that allowed it to move of its own accord.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The metal alloy in question is made mostly of&nbsp;gallium, which is liquid at &lt;30 degrees Celsius. Researchers think that the material could have profound implications for medical science, in particular the delivery of drugs into the blood stream. Professor Liu Jing, leader of the research team at Tsinghua University, believes the discovery could lead to a "robot for the veins".</p><p>See the material in action below:&nbsp;</p><p></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121983592/how-alucobond-aluminum-composite-materials-have-evolved-to-meet-strict-building-standards How Alucobond® Aluminum Composite Materials Have Evolved To Meet Strict Building Standards Sponsor 2015-03-16T12:42:00-04:00 >2015-03-13T13:44:48-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rc/rc7e5hitvvd4cfpi.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><br><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.alucobondusa.com/?utm_source=archinectMarch&amp;utm_medium=Editorial&amp;utm_campaign=plus" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alucobond&reg;</a></strong><br>&nbsp;<p>The national and international building codes have recently challenged the construction market with design-oriented goals of sustainability and energy efficiency. The increasing demand for high performance, energy-efficient buildings has led to the evolution of building enclosure designs that incorporate durability, longevity, and thermal and weather protection. Architects and building owners are now required to meet stringent energy codes which has resulted in a systems approach to designing the building envelope components. As a result, fire protection and life safety issues have significantly affected the development of the fire codes and has become integral with recent International Building Code (IBC) updates. A lot is now dependent on the correct usage of materials and systems, especially when it comes to the facade of a building and aluminum composite materials (ACM).&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5c/5c5142ols6yxuaw0.jpg"></p><p>Alucobond&reg; ACM can be provided with a choice between two types of c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116673916/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-12-26T11:00:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:56:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev7h8e2geoss264z.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvfn56ddy4ksomv7.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/19160/energy-positive-relocatable-classroom/115271133" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Energy Positive Relocatable Classroom</a> in Ewa Beach, HI by <a href="http://archinect.com/andersonanderson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anderson Anderson Architecture</a>; Photo: Anthony Vizzari, Anderson Anderson Architecture</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q2/q2yvsjsekmnc0mzl.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/6790084/stieglitz-residence/114130156" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stieglitz Residence</a> in Hollywood, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jones, Partners: Architecture</a>; Photo: Ben Lepley</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xq/xqdjlz2epzb8svjy.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/holodeck/project/urban-reflections" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Urban Reflections</a> in Vienna, Austria by <a href="http://archinect.com/holodeck" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HOLODECK architects</a>; Photo &copy; Pasteiner</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa92g3r3zj0sglqq.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design/project/capitol-reef-residence2" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Residence</a> in Capitol Reef, UT by <a href="http://archinect.com/imbue.design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Imbue Design</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fh/fhv3chmyktq0dk0o.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/moriyuki-ochiai-architects/project/arkhe-beauty-salon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ARKHE beauty salon</a> in Chiba, Japan by <a href="http://archinect.com/moriyuki-ochiai-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MORIYUKI OCHIAI ARCHITECTS</a>; Photo: Atsushi Ishida</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i3/i3f98ves89jlcedh.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/56021005/elk-valley-tractor-shed/111277677" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Elk Valley Tractor Shed</a> in Hood River, OR by <a href="http://archinect.com/FIELDWORK" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FIELDWORK Design &amp; Architecture</a>; Photo: Brian Walker Lee</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zu/zuod9tz72f7p71ok.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/104784449/two-houses-conde/104864056" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two Houses Conde</a> in Buenos Aires, Argentina by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/104784449/hitzig-militello-arquitectos" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hitzig Militello arquitectos</a>; P...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98222536/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2014-04-18T09:00:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T22:24:00-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4b/4b7qtnxu3zrawhbp.jpg" width="514" height="390" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip:</strong> use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://www.pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q75x2yg2hof80t6p.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; 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[...] Several institutions and individuals have expressed interest in acquiring Camp Evans D.D.U.s. &ldquo;They&rsquo;re important artifacts,&rdquo; said Marc Greuther, chief curator of the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., who hopes to exhibit one of the units with Fuller&rsquo;s Wichita House.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/55453942/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-metal-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Metal" Pinterest Board Archinect 2012-08-17T14:06:00-04:00 >2012-08-20T21:42:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/47/47ap3ao71k0zwsrp.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p> <p> Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/metal/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Metal</em></a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bu/bubzhv5qce3dql12.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/10196497/beltgens-fashion-shop/38134662" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Beltgens Fashion Shop</a> in Maastricht, the Netherlands by <a href="http://archinect.com/Wiel-Arets-Architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wiel Arets Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v8/v8vqp9jrepcx37kl.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/1490/long-valley-ranch-residence/35084787" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Long Valley Ranch Residence </a>in Mendocino, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1490/marmol-radziner" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marmol Radziner </a>(Photo: Joe Fletcher Photography)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adivwsmbwfji9lep.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/29494805/the-university-of-nottingham-jubilee-campus-extension/38858518" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The University of Nottingham - Jubilee Campus extension</a> in Nottingham, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/29494805/make-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Make Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3a/3a4kk6ryopddmlrn.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/25256176/cherokee-lofts/54515721" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cherokee Lofts</a> in Hollywood, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/25256176/gwynne-pugh-urban-studio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gwynne Pugh Urban Studio</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uk/ukfdlf158td55sso.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/28246322/container-house/28246325#" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Container House</a> in Livingston Manor, NY by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/28246322/tim-steele-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Steele Design</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/700w1ukcfmshf1l3.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/44516477/social-housing-el-nodo-avil-s/53057464" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Social Housing. El Nodo. Avil&eacute;s</a> in Avil&eacute;s, Spain by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/44516477/exit-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EXIT ARCHITECTS</a> (Photo: Miguel de Guzm&aacute;n / EXIT ARCHITECTS)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2u/2ugwt0upipvs116i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/6790084/brill-residence/6791285/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brill Residence</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/6790084/jones-partners-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jones, Partners: Architecture</a> (Photo: JPA)</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jd/jd5s0f7onc3sbum6.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/7168452/cmu-centinela-mixed-use/52379837" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CMU - centinela mixed-use</a> in Los Angeles, CA by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/7168452/yu2e-inc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yu2e, Inc.</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jm/jmmwppjpekrkq45v.jpg" title=""></p> <p> &uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/FreelandBuck/project/assembly-one-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assembly One Pavilion</a> in New...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/27916889/scientists-develop-world-s-lightest-metal-100x-lighter-than-styrofoam Scientists Develop World’s Lightest Metal, 100x Lighter than Styrofoam nicoleabene 2011-11-18T14:55:56-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k0/k0hhw6uub420d6qr.jpg" width="300" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Researchers at the University of California Irvine have developed a material that is as strong as metal but 100 times lighter than Styrofoam. The material is constructed from a micro-lattice of nickel phosphorous tubes that is 99.9% air.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html>