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10 Cool Things to Experience at NYCxDesign’s Design Pavilion

From free design talks to installations, here's a roundup of the best of the Design Pavilion   Author: Jake Frisbee Come check out 2018 Design Week in the heart of Times Square, anchored by architecture and design activity in the...
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Pratt students disrupt take-out food container design at NYCxDESIGN in exhibit on sustainability

Students propose improvements to materials + forms of single-use packaging for delivery food     For New York’s public design event, NYCxDESIGN, Pratt Institute students created the “Future of Take- Out,” an exhibit on waste reduction that envisions innovative re-thinks…
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Albion Library Wins Top Ten COTE Award Celebrating Best in ‘Great Design + Great Performance’

The Library as a Walled Garden: How the COTE-award-winning Albion Library is helping its neighbors   Public libraries like Toronto’s award-winning Albion District Library are built to serve the communities that surround them, and in this case, a rainbow terracotta…
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Design Pavilion’s hub of design conversations + installations takes over Times Square

  NYCxDesign Week’s free architecture events + installations expected to draw 3M visitors In mid-May, NYCxDESIGN, the annual public design event, is taking over Times Square with a Design Pavilion offering free programming that’s bringing design to the public eye….
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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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