The Gurallar Business Center spans nearly 350,000 square feet and features a colorful, memorable façade. Often called “lego-like,” the unusual building stands out amongst the monolithic style of Kartal, Istanbul.
The new Chase Center in San Francisco, home of the Golden State Warriors, was designed in a collaborative effort by Gensler, Manica Architecture, and Kendall/Heaton Associates. The arena is the anchor of the 11-acre Mission Bay mixed-use entertainment district.
Bold, vivid architectural designs attract passersby, making it essential they retain their colorful intent. When choosing an exterior cladding material, it is paramount to specify a material with a coating system that contains a variety of weatherability and aesthetics properties to ensure a long-lasting design.
Coatings specifications allow an engineer or architect to specify finishes based on performance. The specifications for coatings include any painted structure such as bridges, buildings, or even signs. Within these specifications, shortcuts exist, to enable an architect or engineer to spec a coating system based on resin chemistry.
The new Central Library in Calgary was a collaborative project with architecture firms Snøhetta and DIALOG. As the architects at Snøhetta explain, “Calgary Public Library is one of the most actively used library systems in North America, where more than half of its residents are active cardholders, and accordingly, the new main branch was created for and inspired by its diverse inhabitants.”