Acoustics in the Built Environment Horizontal Treatment of the Slab Edge in Curtain Wall Buildings

Mike Carrick AMIOA, SIDERISE Technical Officer – Construction Acoustics, SIDERISE Mike Carrick AMIOA Introduction Acoustics is an area of design that is often neglected and equally often approached as some form of ‘black art’. We rarely describe architecture in terms of sound. It is as if this sense has no bearing on our experience of …

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Cladding Materials – Innovative Facade Solution for Building Exteriors

Cladding of buildings is one of the most expressive, inspiring and complex aspects of building design. The basic function of an envelope or enclosure of a building or structure is to protect the covered or otherwise conditioned interior spaces from the surrounding environment. Cladding is the application of one material over another to provide skin …

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Dip-Tech Releases Energy Saving Assessment Tool for Digitally Printed Glass

Dip-Tech announced the release of Dip-Energy printed glass performance calculator, its new energy saving assessment tool that quickly evaluates the energy performance of Dip-Tech printed glass. With Dip-Energy, architects, glass processors and glazing consultants can easily measure the impact that specific designs will have on the Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and the percentage of …

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53W53 Features Black and Gold Metallic Façade by Jean Nouvel

Hines, the international real estate firm, together with development partners Goldman Sachs Investment Group and Singapore-based Pontiac Land Group, announced the grand opening of the sales gallery for 53W53, the gracefully tapered, 1,050-foot-high condominium tower adjacent to The Museum of Modern (MoMA) at 53 West 53rd Street, New York. Shimmering intricately woven silver, black and …

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