This month, Hunter Douglas Contract is proud to present the latest product of the window coverings family. Introducing RB 500, the muscle behind elegance at the window. Featuring a sleek architectural design with smooth operation and unrivaled inner strength, the RB 500 roller shade operating system spans even the largest window expanses, beautifully.
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This month, we’d like to share with you another product from Hunter Douglas Contract, that can help you improve the energy efficiency of your projects.
The Nysan aerofoil (fin) louvers deflect thermal gain from incident sun, integrating light control into the building envelope. Not only they deliver outstanding functionality, but will also help architects create a distinctive look for the building surface. Well-designed louver configurations can be as striking as they are effective, shading the facade against low or high sun angles while making an aesthetic statement. As with any system, design considerations such as louver size and composition can affect performance.
As we told you on a previous post, last week we were in Saudi Arabia visiting the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). We showed you some renderings and the construction process, and now we bring you more details on this 6.5 million sqf LEED Platinum project, including a video with Bill Odell, design partner at HOK.
The project consists of two parts, the campus and the university town with facilities and accommodations for students, faculty and staff.
The main area of the campus consists of 10 volumes facing the Red Sea, housing the administrative offices, student services, library, a mosque, labs, research centers and an auditorium. A Costal Studies Center is still under construction and will be opened next January.
The first building we visited was the Library, the main volume overlooking the Red Sea.
As architects, we are always looking for new materials and technologies to make projects standout in terms of aesthetics, design and functionality. The type of products available and an architects’ knowledge about its uses will have a direct influence in the design stage of a project.
Terracotta Façades panels by industry leader NBK (a Hunter Douglas company) bring a completely new dimension to designing the building exterior. Blending the latest technology for ventilated façades with urban tradition and materials, NBK terracotta tiles meet the highest standards for both architecture and design.
When selecting window coverings for a project, both beauty and performance are key factors that come into play. Roller Shades, one of Hunter Douglas’ most succesfull window coverings products, provides a complete, and elegant, solution for controlling light and glare. Simple and versatile, distinctive yet cost-effective, this line includes scores of decorative and performance fabrics mounted on high-quality hardware, with manual operators or motorization.
For over 80 years, Hunter Douglas Contract has provided architects and designers all over the world with innovative window coverings. With major operation centers in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America and Australia, Hunter Douglas products are available to offices, government buildings, schools and other public institutions all around the world.
Ceilings have the power to increase design potential for architects by defining, maximizing and even dramatizing interior space. For decades, Hunter Douglas has engineered its ceiling systems for design versatility, as well as ease-of-installation, with industry-leading sizes, options, and colors, as well as an exclusive universal carrier system that lets architects mix and match widths and panel depths.
One of the most versatile, consistent ceilings in the industry, 300C metal panels, creates a distinct, smooth look for any interior. These panels offer a subtle, long span design featuring a butt-joint, “bevel edge” that moderates panel-to-panel connections for an orderly, finished design. Hunter Douglas experience in designing and manufacturing ceilings is shown in every detail of their products.