EXPO Booth / Design Initiatives

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The EXPO Booth, designed and built by Design Initiatives, presented their Not Just a Chair furniture collection which was displayed at the Outdoor Lifestyle Fair from March 21-24 of this year. Two wings curve out of the advertising wall with the company’s logo – the lower one becomes a platform to showcase the furniture objects, the upper one light up the exposed objects. The lower platform can be multi-functionally used as a meeting table. More images and architects’ description after the break. (more…)

picNYC Transforms Urban Dining

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Haiko Cornelissen Architecten recently unveiled their picNYC table with a live grass table top.  Inspired by wave of initiatives, the picNYC takes this concept into the house at a micro level. A folded lightweight aluminum table top and legs provide the necessary structure to support the stone drainage bed, soil and grass. With the grass option, spilling water while dining no longer becomes an issue, but rather a necessity. However, should one require a finely groomed lawn on top, the grass will need to be cut by hand. Other options suitable for the picNYC include an endless opportunity for planting with a wide range of greenery ranging from flowers, to fruits and vegetables.

The Citizen Office Concept by Vitra

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Vitra presents an office of possibilities called Citizen Office – one in which employees control the way they interact with their work environment. Through the creative implementation of products and arrangements that stimulate the flexible use of space for each individual, employees can choose how their work will be most productive.  This promotes physical and mental well-being and reflects positively on employee performance.  According to Katharina Weisflog, Marketing & Public Relations Manager for Vitra, “feeling at ease makes people more motivated and productive” which is why at Citizen Office “the workers decide autonomously which rhythm and which form is right for their respective activity at which location”.

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RB 500 / Hunter Douglas Contract

This month, Hunter Douglas Contract is proud to present the latest product of the 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.

Well-designed large shades make a dramatic statement, defining and controlling heat, light, and views. Highly durable hardware and operating systems deliver smooth and reliable operation. The new modular RB 500 roller shade system offers a wide variety of components.

Key Features
- Heavy-duty metal clutch provides smooth and easy lift capabilities.
- Modular operating system accommodates chain, crank and motorized applications.
- Universal spring-loaded end plug mounts shades securely and provides for smooth and easy installation.
- Utilization of counter balance weight system provides for ease of lifting roller shades over large expanses.
- Durable standard clutch system provides universal mounting capabilities (left or right) and aesthetically pleasing one size format capable of lifting a range of shade weights.
- Durable roller tubes are engineered to span large expanses.
- Heavy-Duty chain with 150-pound breaking strength provides worry-free and smooth operation of shades.
- Aluminum designer installation bracketing system provides unique architectural aesthetic possibilities and strong mounting platform.

Hardware Colors

Manual Roller Shades

Motorized Roller Shades

Projects that use this product

U.S. Green Building Council – USGBC

U.S. Citizen & Immigration Services

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QuadroClad™ Glass Façade Panels / Hunter Douglas Contract

This month, we would like to introduce QuadroClad™ Glass Façade Panels, a great product from the Facades line of Hunter Douglas Contract.

Glass Façades systems offer aesthetic versatility and equally functional coverage. ’s glass systems enable a wide range of design possibilities, including custom printing, shading/fritting, and more.

Fully integrated with their engineered carrier system, this system is ideal for facade retrofits, allowing a functional and aesthetic makeover of an entire building exterior, including over-cladding without the need for window replacement.

Main Features & Benefits

- Open-joint rainscreen façade systems control rain penetration, maintain ventilation, and provide thermal insulation.
- Range of transparent and opaque glass panels available.
- Glass panels fully integrate with QuadroClad metal and resin panels on the same plane.
- Ideal for both new construction and over-cladding projects. Full CAD and project management support available.

System Overview

- Width (max): 6 ft (1830 mm)
- Length (max): 12 ft (3650 mm)
- Glass Pane Thickness: 0.25 in (6 mm), 0,3125 in (8 mm), 0.375 in (10 mm)
- System Weight: 5.5 lbs / sq. ft (26.86 kg / sq. m)
- Max Size in Combination: Dependent on system type and configuration.
- Joint Width: 0.375 in (10 mm), 0.5625 in (15 mm)
- Coating: Color matched  Ceramic Frit
- Glass Pane Types: Low Iron (Colorless glass) or Clear Float (Green edge – Standard)
- Colors: Custom color capabilities including soil, semi-translucent, or translucent possibilities. All colors UV stable and chemical resistant.

Details

Panel Combinations

Specifications

- Panel Composition: Heat-strengthened or laminated glass to meet applicable building codes.
- Wall Bracket: Available for insulation thicknesses of 100 mm, 150 mm, and 200 mm (4 in, 6 in, 8 in). Slotted holes allow for adjustment of +/- 25 mm (+/- 1 in) in depth and +/- 10 mm (+/- 0.375 in) in horizontal plane.
- Support Rail: Extruded aluminum profile for maximum rigidity where required. Rails also serve as vertical drainage channel. Standard length 7,200 mm (283.5 in).
- Fixing Plates: Fully adjustable in vertical directions, with integrated anti-vibration gaskets.
- Panel Sizes: Complete range of sizes up to 1,500 mm x 4,500 mm (59 in x 117 in).
- Windows: Twin-color powder-coated or anodized aluminum profiles. Windows are thermally improved and incorporate  a range of mullions and transoms.

Project that use this product

The Orchard

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Acrovyn looks to change how plastics are designed and used in buildings

For more than 80 years, plastics have been improving the performance and durability of nearly everything we buy, and build, with their remarkable properties. Take, for example, this video we dug up on YouTube. Disney’s “Monsanto House of the Future” featuring “plastics used boldly, creatively as building materials.”

It was just 50 years ago we were idealizing about a world full of plastic, as pointed out in the video:

“Is everything plastic?”, the narrator asks. “Almost! Dishes, cups, counter tops, walls, floors, , tabletops, shelves and cabinets. Plastics in all their colorful, functional, and beautiful versatility have transformed their work area, stepped it years ahead.”

And, in his book Maps to Anywhere, Bernard Cooper explains the allure of that seemingly magical world of plastics:

“It was the permanence, the durability of plastic that made the Monsanto house a marvel. The wings, it was said, would never sag. The plastic floor would never buckle, chip, or crack. At the time, 30 percent of Monsanto’s business was in plastics, synthetic resins, and surface coatings.” (hat tip to Lloyd Alter at Treehugger)

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Some of that video was, in fact, accurate. Today it is hard to imagine a world without plastics! In the ideal world portrayed in the video, however, no one seems to pick up on the price that we would eventually pay. We’re beginning to see these consequences more and more; in the press, blogosphere and, of most concern, in our natural environment and human bodies. The idea of “better living through chemistry” failed to take into account the harmful effects those very chemicals would later have on our health.

Image source: Time Magazine, April 2010, “The Perils of Plastic”

You may remember this Time Magazine article published in April, “The Peril of Plastics”. With plastics everywhere, including the controversial BPA (a synthetic estrogen), Time states “if you don’t have it [BPA] in your body, you’re not living in the modern world”. Was this the modern world (the ‘future’) that the Monsanto house envisioned?

And so, in hindsight, perhaps we should have explored alternatives. Somewhere along the line, though, we parted ways with nature, favoring the path to a manufactured future – one with indestructible materials, even after we would decide we had no use for those materials any longer.

But where has industry been in the return to nature? Just as the video states, “a revolution has quietly been taking place in homes”, we now need a revolution to explore the future of plastics as a sustainable building material – only this time, maybe we shouldn’t be so quiet.

That’s why we’re happy to see companies like Interface, Steelcase, Herman Miller, and Construction Specialties (C/S) stepping up to the plate. Led by leading green thinkers like William McDonough, of MBDC and founder of the Cradle to Cradle design process, these companies are leading the way into a world that is truly better, not just less bad (as seen with so many green marketing efforts). Unfortunately this revolution won’t happen with just a quick fix.

At the recent AIA 2010 Convention in Miami (appropriately themed “Design for the New Decade”), we had the opportunity to catch up with Construction Specialties and learn a little more about its new line of interior wall protection products. You’ve likely seen Acrovyn before (see images below) – it’s in tens of thousands of hospitals, airports, and schools in North America. It’s one product you might not think about as you walk through those places – but there’s a lot to C/S’ story of how their latest product line, called Acrovyn 4000, is ahead of the pack when it comes to sustainability.

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Waldron Endoscopy Center, Tacoma, WA

Here’s some of what C/S has accomplished, with some serious research, development, engineering, and sustainable chemistry work, to bring the Acrovyn product to where it is today:

  • Eliminated Persistent Bioaccumulative Toxins (PBTs) from all products
  • Completely removed PVC & BPA
  • Earned Cradle to Cradle: Silver Certification
  • Meets California 01350 protocol for good indoor air quality
  • Improved color match, texture, gloss and cleanability based on extensive market research

On top of that, we couldn’t help but be impressed by C/S’ involvement in big picture efforts to change the industry altogether. This past April, there was a Senate Hearing on reforming U.S. chemical safety laws that called for industry leaders to testify with their thoughts on the matter. Construction Specialties’ Vice President, Howard Williams, spoke at that hearing, and has continued to be a voice for change with respect to a reformed Toxic Substances and Chemicals Act (TSCA), calling for increased transparency, regulation, and third party involvement in verifying environmental, safety, and chemical claims made by industry. You can watch the webcast of that speech here (watch for Howard at the 34:00 mark). Here’s a good excerpt:

“Reform should include making the data available, identifying chemicals of concern, and promoting safer alternatives through Green Chemistry – reform in ways that reduce causation, improve life, and lower healthcare costs. You and the buildings industry, through existing and emerging standards, have an opportunity to protect millions from building-related PBT exposure, while accelerating product innovation, job creation and economic growth.”

As members of the architectural community, we’ve got to keep in mind that it is these products, when used as part of smarter building designs, which can help the building industry get back on track with nature. This is our responsibility. There’s still a long way to go, but, by selecting the right products and working with product manufacturers to better the materials we put in our buildings, we can get there. Perhaps this will enable us to build a new version of the ‘house of the future’ – one that embraces nature, exemplifies safer buildings and, of course, promotes a healthier people and planet.

Community Hospital North

Looking for more ways to help? We hope that you’ll join Construction Specialties and the growing number of people and companies leading the charge on chemical reform. For more information, visit this link.

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Motorized External Roller Shades / Hunter Douglas Contract

This month, we would like to introduce Motorized External Roller Shades, a great product from the Solar Control line of Hunter Douglas Contract.

Nysan provide excellent control of glare and thermal gain. ’s high-performance exterior fabrics – including PVC-free GreenScreen® Tek-Screen fabric – remain colorfast, resist damage from water and heat, remain dimensionally stable, and are resistant to rot. Motorized external roller shades can be controlled by switch or automated control system. Heavy-duty headrails, bottom rails, and side guides are engineered to withstand adverse weather conditions.

Key Features

- Attractive headrail to protect the fabric (and motor) in the raised position.
- Durable roller tube incorporating the motor.
- Heavy-duty brackets, bottom rail, and side guides engineered to withstand adverse environmental conditions.
- Full motorization and automation available for raising, lowering, and adjusting the shade.

Nysan external roller shades feature

- Very good protection against thermal gain and glare, with performance superior to internal window coverings.
- The ability to retract shades completely when not required.
- A wide variety of fabric colors, opennesses, and options to customize the aesthetics and performance of the shade.
- Integration with intelligent controls makes it possible to create an active shading solution on sun-facing elevations.
- Gravity drop roller shades, which resemble standard interior shades but feature specially designed operating mechanisms and fabrics.

System Description

Nysan motorized external roller shades provide excellent control of glare and thermal gain.

A wide range of highly-performance are available. PVC-free GeenScreen® Tek-Screen fabrics are specifically produced for external use and are:

- Colorfast to light
- Resistant to the elements (rain, temperature variations, direct sunlight etc.)
- Dimensionally stable
- Resistant to rot

Fabric Selector

Natte

Satine

Projects that use this product

California Academy of Sciences

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Plank & Tile Snap-In panel / Hunter Douglas Contract

This month, we would like to introduce the Plank & Tile Snap-In panel, a great product from the line of Hunter Douglas Contract.

The proven durability of Snap-In panels – one of Hunter Douglas’ first concealed suspension ceilings systems for metal panels – makes them a good selection for ceiling and wall applications. Snap-In installation is a familiar and proven process for the commercial trades. Snap-In panel systems are also designed to meet exterior wind load requirements.

Key Features

- Ceiling and wall applications
- Interior and exterior applications
- Hinged access doors available
- Trim systems available with both roll-form and extruded options
- Contains from 70% to 95% recycled content
- Compatible with industry standard fixtures and air diffusers
- Design flexibility with our custom and skip perforation options
- Colors, finishes and perforation/acoustical options available
- GREENGUARD Children and Schools (sm™) Certified for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Construction Details

Substrate: Aluminum
Suspension: Concealed
Panel Profile: Square Edge

- Ceiling and wall applications
- Interior and exterior applications
- Hinged access doors available
- Trim systems available with both roll-form and extruded options
- Contains from 70% to 95% recycled content
- Compatible with industry-standard fixtures and air diffusers
- Design flexibility with our custom and skip perforation options
- Variety of colors, finishes and perforation/acoustical options available

Perforations

Colors

Hunter Douglas offers a wide choice of colors and finishes. Some colors and finishes carry a premium price over manufacturer’s standard colors. Custom color matching is available upon request. Please consult Hunter Douglas for minimum quantities and lead times on specific orders.

Projects that use this product

Austin City Hall


Computer Center Krung Thai Bank


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Silhouette® FR Window Shadings / Hunter Douglas Contract

This month, we would like to introduce  Silhouette® FR Window Shadings, a great product from the line of Hunter Douglas Contract.

A category-defining combination of functionality and appearance, Hunter Douglas’ exclusive Silhouette FR ® windows shadings filter light while reducing glare as well as block light and provide privacy. Suspended between two sheer facings of polyester, adjustable fabric vanes can be raised and lowered like standard shades and opened or closed like horizontal blinds.

When the vanes are open, the shadings work like sheers, filtering light to eliminate glare and create an inviting glow. Vanes can be tilted to block light and provide privacy, and the shadings roll up completely into a slim headrail, allowing unobstructed views.

Key Features

- GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified® and GREENGUARD Children and Schools certified for low-emitting products’
- Fabrics meet all requirements of NFPA 701 small scale flammabiltiy testing for commercial applications
- Up to 88% ultraviolet protection with vanes open and 99% with vanes closed
- Motorization available
- Backed by Lifetime Guarantee

Product Details

- Headrail: 3″ x 2-9/32″ or 3-3/16″ x 2-1/2″, standard/tilt-only/oversized configurations, fabric-covered.
- Mechanism: continuous cord loop.
- Fabrics: 18 colors, all FR *, avaliable in Originale™ classic translucent woven fabric and Bon Soir™ light-dimming fabric.
- Widths: 12″ to 96″ (standard), 6″ to 11-7/8″ (tilt-only), 12″ to 120″ (oversized).
- Heights: 16″ to 96″ (standard), 16″ to 120″ (oversized and tilt-only). Minimum height for motorized products is 12″.
- Options: motorization/remote operation, inside/outside or end mount, dust covers, non-standard cord drop lengths, 2-on-1 headrail.

Fabrics & Colors

Originale™ Translucent Fabrics

Bon Soir™ Light Dimming Fabrics

Technical Information

1. Headrail End Caps
2. Limit Screw Assembly
2a. Limit Screw
2b. Rotator
2c. Limit Nut
3. Screw
4. Universal Rotator Rail
5. Clutch Assembly
6. Screw
7. Cord Loop
8. Universal Cord Tensioner
9. Headrail (OPTIONAL: Fabric Covered)
10. Ratchet Limit Assembly
11. Bottom Slat
12. Bottom Rail
13. Bottom Rail End Caps
14. Balance Weight
15. Weight Clips
16. Fabric
17. Hold-Down Bracket
18a. Universal Cord Tensioner Mounting Bracket
18b. Universal Cord Tensioner Mounting Bracket Flush Mount

Design Options

EASYRISE™
This continuous cord loop and clutch assembly makes operating large shades easier.

TOP-DOWN/BOTTOM-UP
Provides the ultimate choice in versatility, with the option to operate shades from the top down, the bottom up, or in combination to meet all your privacy needs while still giving you access to natural light.

TWO-ON-ONE HEADRAIL
Two shadings share the same headrail; each shade operates independently.

SPECIALTY SHAPES
Uniquely shaped windows pose challenges in providing privacy and light control and keeping your space energy efficient. Hunter Douglas has taken on these challenges by offering the following options: perfect and imperfect arch, perfect and imperfect extended arch, circle, angle, octagon, oval, hexagon, trapezpoid, perfect and imperfect quarter circle. Vanes remain in fully opened position and are non-operable. Inside mounts only.

MOTORIZATION
Versatile range of motors and controls to maximize shading benefits.

TILT-ONLY
For narrow windows. Shades cannot be raised or lowered, but vanes may be positioned from fully open to fully closed.

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS
Inside mount, outside mound, end mount (max width = 84″), dust covers, optional cord drop lengths – color-coordinated sizes: 2′, 3′, 4′, and 5′ for standard and oversized rails. White available in a 1′ length, and 12′ increments from 6-16′ lengths.

Projects that use this product

Smedinghuis


Rabobank


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QuadroClad™ Metal Façade Panels / Hunter Douglas Contract

This month, we would like to introduce you the QuadroClad™ Metal Façade Panels, a great product from Hunter Douglas Contract.

QuadroClad™ Aluminum panels feature flat or curved planes for a smooth, uniform appearance. Durable aluminum panels are available in either anodized or painted finishes and a wide range of colors. Installation is executed on the same substructure as glass and resin panels, allowing all panels to be used in combination.

Shanghai Automobile Museum

Panels constructed with fabrication technology used in the aerospace industry to create lightweight, extremely strong panels. Each panel sandwiches a stable metal honeycomb between two skins of smooth, coil-coated aluminum. Layers are bonded together with high-quality adhesives to form a monolithic mechanical construction.

The result: Optimal quality control. Maximum flexibility. The ability to withstand the most severe environmental conditions.

Dalian Shell Museum

Features & Benefits at a Glance

- Open-joint rainscreen façade systems control rain penetration, maintain ventilation, and provide thermal insulation.
- Honeycomb construction enables exceptionally large, flat modules up to 1500 mm (4.9 ft) wide and 4500 mm (14.8 ft) long.
- Metal panels fully integrate with QuadroClad glass and resin panels on the same plane.
- Ideal for both new construction and over-cladding projects. Full CAD and project management support available.

1. Ventilation
2. Drainage Channel
3. QuadroClad Pannel
4. Cavity
5. Thermal Insulation
6. Loadbearing Wall

Canadian Embassy

Specifications

External Skin: Aluminum coil-coated with Luxacote® or PVF2 finish (0.95 mm/~0.037 in). Other base metals and finishes available.
Internal Skin: Aluminum coil-coated with protective finish (0.5 mm/~0.02 in).
Core Structure: Aluminum honeycomb core.
Edge Extrusion: Extruded aluminum, mitered and crimped to seal each panel,with integrated fixing detail for easy attachment to support structures.
Wall Bracket: Available for insulation thicknesses of 100 mm, 150 mm, and 200 mm (4 in, 6 in, 8 in). Slotted holes allow for adjustment of +/- 25 mm (+/- 1 in) in depth and +/- 10 mm (+/-0.375 in.)in horizontal plane.
Support Rail: Extruded aluminum profile for maximum rigidity where required. Rails also serve as vertical drainage channel. Standard length 7,200 mm (283.5 in).
Fixing Plates: Fully adjustable in vertical directions, with integrated anti-vibration gaskets.
Panel Sizes: Complete range of sizes up to 1,500 mm x 4,500 mm (59 in x 117 in).
Windows: Twin-color powder-coated or anodized aluminum profiles. Windows are thermally improved and incorporate a range of mullions and transoms.

Panel Composition

1. Pre-coated and roll formed aluminum external skin
2. Adhesive file
3. Aluminum extrusion
4. Aluminum honeycomb
5. Pre-coated aluminum internal skin

Technical Drawings

Projects that use this product

Mahler 4

Dalian Shell Museum

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Box Series / Hunter Douglas Contract

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This month we would like to introduce you the Box Series, another product from Hunter Douglas Contract, part of the Linear Ceiling System.

Luxalon box and deep box systems all use a universal carrier suspension system to maximize design flexibility, allowing combinations of 2-, 4-, 6-, and 8-inch widths in either depth. Box panels are .625″ deep. The crisp module definition of the box and deep box systems makes them an excellent solution for either interior or exterior applications. All box and deep box feature easy installation, provisions for acoustics, HVAC, and lighting. Available in a variety of paint colors and finishes, including wood veneer and metallic.

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Key Features

- Panel widths: 2″, 4″, 6″ and 8″
- Panel depths (nominal): 5/8″ (Box); 1 1/2″ (Deep Box)
- Easy installation – no fasteners required
- Built-in provisions for acoustics, HVAC, and lighting
- Box systems have crisp edges for precision reveals. Deep Box profiles allow stronger reveals
- Easy access to plenum
- Perimeter trim options available
- Panels contain from 70% to 95% recycled content
- Interior and exterior applications available
- Colors, finishes and perforation/acoustical options available
- GREENGUARD Children and SchoolsSM Certified for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

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The defined, square edges of Luxalon® Box and Deep Box systems create a crisp, modular ceiling for interior and exterior applications. All panels fit our exclusive universal carrier, allowing mix-and-match patterns to establish texture and pattern.

Colors

Hunter Douglas offers a wide choice of colors and finishes. Some colors and finishes carry a premium price over manufacturer’s standard colors. Custom color matching is available upon request. Please consult Hunter Douglas for minimum quantities and lead times on specific orders.

Standard Colors

StandardColors

Simulated Wood Finishes

WoodColors

Construction Details

Example of Multi-Box System

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Example of Box System

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Characteristics

Substrate: Aluminum
Suspension: Concealed
Panel Profile: Reveal

Projects that used this product

James E. Rogers College of Law U. of AZ (pictures ©Bob Perzel)

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Chanhassen High School

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Nysan Aerofoil Louvers / Hunter Douglas Contract

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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.

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NBK Terracotta Façade Panels / Hunter Douglas Contract

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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.

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Roller Shades FR / Hunter Douglas Contract

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When selecting 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.

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300C – Linear Plank Ceilings / Hunter Douglas Contract

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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.

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