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Central Saint Giles, designed by Renzo Piano, sets new facade standards with colorful NBK terracotta.

From High-Gloss to Hyper-Pigmented: The New Ways Architects Are Using Terracotta Façades

Architizer + NBK Terracotta explain the ins and outs of designing with terracotta Terracotta, an ancient building material once suited to adorn the Babylonians’ palaces and temples, is a buzzworthy, customizable and durable façade option. Architizer describes the long, sustainable…
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As an architectural finish, HeartFelt™ balances high performance with high style

“Architectural Record” Names HeartFelt™ Best Architectural Finish of the Year

HeartFelt™, our creative application of felt wall & ceiling panels, wins Best in Category The verdict is in: after Architectural Record’s annual review of the best architectural products of the year, a competition that attracted over 250 entries, the jury…
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ZGF earns recognition as top firm for sustainability

ZGF Architects again earn top recognition in sustainability from “Architect Magazine”

We revisit our collaboration with ZGF designing an energy-efficient workplace for the EPA & highlight other noteworthy projects For the second year in a row, Architect Magazine named ZGF Architects the top firm in sustainability. ZGF earned a perfect score…
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Mariposa Land Port of Entry was in need of a major upgrade to meet updated security needs and to accommodate higher levels of activity.

Team behind Mariposa Land Port of Entry shares details before project spotlight at AIA Arizona convention

AIA Arizona State College Conference highlights modernization of one of US’s busiest ports of entry by land The engineering, architectural and design minds involved in expanding and modernizing Mariposa Land Port of Entry, a bustling processing center that inspects thousands of…
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"Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion," architect Thom Mayne told the crowd, quoting Muhammad Ali.

Architect Thom Mayne Makes Nod to Muhammad Ali to Push the Possible at LA’s A+D Museum

“Work begets work. Conceptual thinking begets conceptual thinking.”-Architect Thom Mayne Katherine Mills contributed reporting to this article. Renowned architect Thom Mayne, whose award-winning projects span the globe, knows a thing or two about the concept of “impossible.” To him, it’s…
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Albion Library features a mix of both TERRART Large and Baguette glazed and natural vertical tiles. Photos by Lisa Logan Photography.

NBK terracotta façades bring eye candy & sustainability to Albion Library

NBK terracotta façades bring style & sustainability to new library in Toronto Albion Library, tucked into an underprivileged neighborhood in Toronto, is wowing visitors with a unique exterior featuring five brightly-hued shades of terracotta. The friendly, colorful design by Perkins+Will features…
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Marmalade Library features NBK terracotta baguettes

Material mix & textural design stand out in historic Marmalade District’s library branch

NBK terracotta baguettes provide solar screening & bring distinct exterior to historic Marmalade District Extending a resurgence of urban living, Salt Lake City opened a new branch library in its historic Marmalade District that features an attractive array of NBK…
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LA Design Festival Panel

LA vs. Detroit: Design lens on two iconic American cities

Katherine Mills contributed to this article. Design in Detroit & LA is dramatically different, but the cities share alchemy The recent LA Design Festival, which attracted designers and makers in the graffiti enclave of downtown LA’s Arts District, featured a…
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Avery Dennison

Metropolis Magazine & Hunter Douglas Architectural on the Use of Aluminum Today

Twitter users followed along as Metropolis Magazine and Hunter Douglas Architectural held a live interview on the historic significance of aluminum and how the highly sustainable, durable building material is being used today. If you missed the live Twitterview, you can…
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