Extending a wood ceiling from the interior to the exterior with a seamless transition through a glass facade. Two project highlights include Apple's new Michigan Avenue store in Chicago, IL and the FMC tower in Philadelphia, PA.
The best metal ceiling system for exterior architectural applications. Butt-joint panels, individually accessible, rated to withstand winds up to 140 mpg and be perforated for acoustics.
PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition) coating allows stainless steel to be colored for a variety of uses in architecture and beyond. Learn more about how this material is used to enhance design and functionality in ceilings, walls, and cladding.
A comparison of four the North America's biggest acoustical plaster suppliers. This guide covers acoustical data, fire rating, materials, VOC and mold testing, compression strength and density, and light reflectance (LRV). Compare manufacturers by the numbers.
Newmat has provided the architectural, design, acoustical, and lighting communities with the most creative and technically advanced ceiling system on the market. Invented over three decades ago in Sweden as a remedy for damaged plaster ceilings, PVC stretch ceilings became an ideal solution for this particular situation.Read more here and learn about Newmat ceiling products.
Sound absorption, reflection and high NRC microperforated wood. This article discusses 5 options for achieving a wood look without sacrificing acoustical performance.
True impact resistance is not only relevant to the face of the material, but the suspension system as well. Learn why "Impact Resistant Ceiling Tiles" only fight half the battle, and how the IRPS system is designed to protect against anything that's thrown at it.
Learn more about how seamless acoustical plaster is used in commercial and residential construction to reduce reverberation time and increase sound absorption. This article discusses mounting types, noise reduction coefficients, typical applications, and common finishes.
When some people consider sustainable buildings, it is often seen as being about the impact the building makes on the natural environment, and how much energy and water the building uses. While these are very important considerations, they are not the main focus of what makes a building sustainable.
Despite vinyl’s many advantages as a building material, misconceptions about its supposed environmental/health ill-effects have altered the way some see the versatile polymer.
This article serves to explore the facts—and fallacies— surrounding how vinyl is produced, and what happens to it once it has entered the waste stream.