Archinect - News 2016-05-30T04:48:48-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149944734/fundermax-clever-mounting-systems-for-success FunderMax – Clever Mounting Systems for Success Sponsor 2016-05-16T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-05-20T23:08:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/um/um8xtr0ak4117xho.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.fundermax.at/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FunderMax</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>With the Modulo and Scaleo Rainscreen Cladding systems, FunderMax offers panels, mounting system and all the necessary accessories from a single source. Thus, you not only efficiently save time with your purchase and installation, you can also be confident that you will receive impact resistant, attractive, durable and UV resistant panels and accessories with proven FunderMax quality.<strong> </strong></p><p><strong>SCALEO: A Robust Fa&ccedil;ade System with a Perfect Look </strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8b/8b0kogh72vpsz6ke.jpg"></p><p>Pre-fabricated Max Exterior Panels for Scaleo Lap Siding make it easy to design and install robust and modern facades. With the engineered and easy to install mounting system, a fa&ccedil;ade of durable, UV resistant, and maintenance free Scaleo Lap Siding creates a beautiful and functional building exterior. The product characteristics make Scaleo Lap Siding a fa&ccedil;ade material with comprehensive protection. The double-hardened acrylic curing process provides a non-porous surface with tremendous abrasion resistance and...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149944693/new-glow-in-the-dark-cement-could-illuminate-roads-structures New glow-in-the-dark cement could illuminate roads & structures Alexander Walter 2016-05-11T13:46:00-04:00 >2016-05-19T22:07:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y9apn5a5brfl6gsf.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A scientist in Mexico has created glowing cement that absorbs solar energy during the day and emits light after sun-down. Claiming the engineered cement can last a hundred years, he says it could make roads and structures glow in the dark, cutting the cost of street-lighting. The patent is the first for Mexico&rsquo;s University of San Nicolas Hidalgo, says the researcher behind the invention, Dr. Jos&eacute; Carlos Rubio, according to Investigaci&oacute;n y Desarrollo.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935858/upcycling-co2-into-a-concrete-competitor" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Upcycling CO2 into a concrete competitor</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149934541/greg-lynn-the-future-of-glue-in-architecture-is-bright" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Greg Lynn: The future of glue in architecture is bright</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145205940/how-to-turn-martian-soil-into-concrete" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How to turn Martian soil into concrete</a></li></ul> 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/149944145/editor-s-picks-445 Editor's Picks #445 Nam Henderson 2016-05-08T23:36:00-04:00 >2016-05-09T07:49:09-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gd/gddzh0zrgxr45zmx.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>At the begining of Apri,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published '<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938311/the-internship-test-or-why-even-become-an-architect-at-all" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The internship test or: why even become an architect at all?</a>'&nbsp;For&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jmiller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jeremy Miller</a>&nbsp;the&nbsp;takeway was "<em>am clearly paying my intern too much, that must be why I am not a successful famous Architect...But Seriously, &nbsp;I can sort of see an unpaid internship as a summer intern while still in school. But even then, I think they should make the minimum wage. However, Once you are out of school, a professional wage is appropriate.</em>"&nbsp;As he also noted "<em>t</em><em>his is likely a large factor in why we have so little minority representation in Architecture</em>". <strong>Midlander</strong> added "<em>Can you think of any other profession where working for the most-admired offices pays no more and maybe less? You certainly don't hear of top-5 law grads doing unpaid internships to get into big law, or accountants under reporting hours so they can get that charmed consultancy job&hellip;</em>"</p><p>Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/alexis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alexis Petrunia</a>&nbsp;featured the "<em>Double Stick</em>" residence, <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149938601/architectural-panel-tape-proves-its-strength-with-spf-architects-double-stick-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">by </a><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78556/spf-a-studio-pali-fekete-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Studio Pali Fekete architects</a>, which makes i...</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/149936579/fundermax-for-people-who-create FunderMax – "For people who create" Sponsor 2016-04-04T09:00:00-04:00 >2016-04-11T20:26:36-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u1/u12ornk2s4elj0fm.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><strong>This post is brought to you by <a href="http://www.fundermax.at/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FunderMax</a>.</strong></em><br>&nbsp;<p>Whether it is a matter of surfaces, facades or interior furnishings, FunderMax is always to be found at the interface between ideas and materials. We understand architects, fabricators and the furniture industry &ndash; as well as the genuine decision-makers: your customers.</p><p><strong>What we do:</strong><br>We think about the issues, we develop the products and we create them. Our strength lies in well thought out wood-based materials and phenolic compact laminates. We see ourselves as a production facility, a service partner and a design laboratory. Only because we are highly competent in all three fields can we make top-class performance a matter of course.</p><p><strong>What we are proud of:</strong><br>We stand for sustainability, wherever you look: creative brains who are already making an active mark today on the design and product trends of the future; materials created from renewable resources; and energy that is sustainably produced and supplies &ldquo;green&rdquo; electricity and district heating fa...</p> 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/149890452/prepare-to-soon-spot-the-blackest-of-black-materials-in-architecture Prepare to soon spot the blackest of black materials in architecture Alexander Walter 2016-03-08T13:56:00-05:00 >2016-03-17T02:01:11-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d2/d2avw5364jxa9jz2.jpg" width="514" height="377" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The British company developing the uses of a super black, light absorbent material called Vantablack S-VIS is working with leading architects as well as the British artist Anish Kapoor. &nbsp; The founder and chief technology officer of Surrey NanoSystems, Ben Jensen, says that the company is working with &ldquo;some large and well respected global architects,&rdquo; and that the coating is already available for &ldquo;suitable applications&rdquo;. He declined to name the architects involved &ldquo;due to prior agreements&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/146283620/ucl-researchers-present-a-new-kind-of-self-cleaning-nano-engineered-window" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCL researchers present a new kind of self-cleaning nano-engineered window</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145043730/this-nano-membrane-toilet-could-solve-the-world-s-sanitation-crisis-and-charge-our-phones" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">This Nano Membrane Toilet could solve the world's sanitation crisis &ndash; and charge our phones</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145742212/rejoice-aesthetes-new-incandescent-bulbs-are-now-more-efficient-than-led" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Rejoice aesthetes! New incandescent bulbs are now more efficient than LED</a></li></ul> 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/145501201/mit-researchers-have-created-a-new-material-that-stores-and-releases-solar-energy MIT researchers have created a new material that stores and releases solar energy Alexander Walter 2016-01-11T13:53:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:32:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/59/59a36227f372036ed225d3b9e89f66b0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to a team of researchers at MIT, both scenarios may be possible before long, thanks to a new material that can store solar energy during the day and release it later as heat, whenever it&rsquo;s needed. This transparent polymer film could be applied to many different surfaces, such as window glass or clothing. [...] the new finding could provide a highly efficient method for storing the sun&rsquo;s energy through a chemical reaction and releasing it later as heat.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/139027144/mit-s-new-kinetic-blocks-enhances-ability-to-build-using-microsoft-kinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT's new "Kinetic Blocks" enhances ability to build using Microsoft Kinect</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135648127/mit-presents-3d-printer-that-can-print-10-materials-simultaneously-without-breaking-the-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MIT presents 3D printer that can print 10 materials simultaneously without breaking the bank</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142833231/zoom-in-zoom-out-hashim-sarkis-dean-of-mit-s-school-of-architecture-planning-on-archinect-sessions-one-to-one-5" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zoom In, Zoom Out: Hashim Sarkis, Dean of MIT's School of Architecture + Planning, on Archinect Sessions One-to-One #5</a></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/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/120972559/wooden-textiles-low-poly-landscapes Wooden textiles & low-poly landscapes Alexander Walter 2015-02-17T14:57:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T02:06:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fa/fa952c5b55bc69560bb218d7f967c033.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] "wooden textiles" by designer Elisa Strozyk are a beautiful and surprisingly simple rethinking of the idea of a textile&mdash;and they have some interesting implications for terrain modeling and even gaming [...] Strozyk writes that she wanted to find "a new tactile experience" for wood, which she achieved by producing wooden tiles that "are then attached to a textile base. Depending on the geometry and size of the tiles each design shows a different behavior regarding flexibility and mobility."</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/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/105554296/the-new-elevator-technology-that-will-let-cities-soar-far-higher The new elevator technology that will let cities soar far higher Alexander Walter 2014-08-01T13:28:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:54:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2d9797b7cf9bdca79639231f5a2b53ff.jpg" width="460" height="276" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Enter the UltraRope, a new kind of lift cable developed by Finnish elevator company Kone. Eschewing woven steel cable in favour of carbon fibre, the UltraRope is described as &ldquo;lift-hoisting technology&rdquo; [...]. Strong and lightweight, the UltraRope will supposedly allow lifts to travel up to 1km in a single run, double what&rsquo;s currently possible with a steel cable. The UltraRope is 90% lighter than the equivalent steel cable, thereby reducing the load and enabling far taller continuous runs.</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/104485874/flaunting-foam-and-function-in-an-insulation-installation-at-makeshift-society-brooklyn Flaunting foam and function in An Insulation Installation at Makeshift Society Brooklyn Justine Testado 2014-07-18T18:40:00-04:00 >2014-07-22T19:23:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7a/7aqv5rtuz593n4nn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From preventing drafts and keeping moisture out of walls, to being used as inexpensive material for crafting 3D models, rigid insulation foam is a familiar friend to many architects and designers during the creative process. But what to do with all those scraps?</p><p>Designers Elisa Werbler and Lucy Knops of <a href="http://thefoamagency.tumblr.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Foam Agency</a> (TFA) are inviting architects and designers around the Brooklyn community to send their foam scraps to be permanently showcased in<em> An Insulation Installation</em> at the <a href="http://makeshiftsociety.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Makeshift Society</a>'s newest location in Brooklyn.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.bustler.net/images/uploads/TFA_GIF.gif"></p><p>The installation reclaims the foam back to their original place in a transparent wall, while also sharing the back-stories of the collected foam pieces that'll add a collaborative vibe to the Makeshift space.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8qpfb8x1967px5my.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nm/nm8zgyijfueiujwt.jpg"></p><p>Werbler and Knops -- who are both product design grad students at New York's School of Visual Arts and are doing their summer residency at Makeshift -- established The Foam Agency this year to celebrate the foam and its purpose in the creative process.</p><p>TFA'...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/84774322/mushroom-plastics-initiative-ecovative-wins-2013-buckminster-fuller-challenge ‘Mushroom Plastics’ initiative Ecovative wins 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Alexander Walter 2013-10-22T19:00:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T21:49:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ja/jar1v72eds3e2ziz.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the past few weeks, the Buckminster Fuller Institute has been introducing numerous finalist entries for the sixth annual Buckminster Fuller Challenge [...]. Today now, the BFI announced the overall challenge winner: Ecovative, a Green Island, NY-based materials science company that has developed a new class of home-compostable bio-plastics based on living organisms, mushroom mycelia &mdash; a high-performing, environmentally responsible alternative to traditional plastic materials.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The 'mushroom material' inventors, Eben Bayer, Gavin McIntyre, and the <a href="http://www.ecovativedesign.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ecovative</a> Team, will be awarded the $100,000 cash prize at a ceremony at Cooper Union in New York City on November 18, 2013.</p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/84241366/announcing-the-2013-buckminster-fuller-challenge-finalists" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Announcing the 2013 Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalists</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/83829396/doris-sung-s-living-architecture-morphs-to-protect-from-the-elements Doris Sung's Living Architecture Morphs To Protect From The Elements Alexander Walter 2013-10-10T14:30:00-04:00 >2013-10-14T18:20:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a3/a3f48e9f4e1f725a05aec96d3ec5e014.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When Doris Sung was growing up she had several ideas about how architecture was supposed to be. From what she knew it was static, immovable, and didn't allow much room for experimentation and creativity. Fast-forward several years later, and Sung is now wildly experimenting with building mediums and metals, computer software, and nature itself to create interactive designs that respond to environmental stimuli, essentially coming to life.</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/44894365/signal-box-green-mao-pavilion-runnerup-to-10up-2012-yaf-atlanta SIGNAL BOX / GREEN MAO PAVILION (RUNNERUP TO 10up - 2012 - YAF Atlanta) hoyouwantti 2012-04-13T20:33:00-04:00 >2012-04-14T19:31:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rd/rdhh5svi35pu38vu.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> Historically, the signal box, or the switch tower, has been a crucial piece of railway infrastructure, guiding railcars at these junctions to their designated lines. These prosthetic armatures were manually operated logistical nodes in the heyday of railway commuting. As technology progressed, electric operation of the railway network was made possible through electronic control, allowing for larger and more centralized signaling nodes. It therefore quickly made the existing signal boxes defunct and a relic of an analog past.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/tit5cts7rtmclj7m.jpg" title=""></p> <p> With the absence of the railway along Atlanta&rsquo;s Beltline, the proposal of the Signal Box is a mnemonic tower that recalls an important, economic thoroughfare of an historic era. As part of the city&rsquo;s strategy to reassert the presence of the beltline through proposals of urban renewal, the Signal Box stands- first, as an object representing global imperatives, and second, as a space for contemplation on the Beltline&rsquo;s history and remediated future.</p> <p> This...</p>