Commercial Architecture Provides Companies Of All Sizes Contemporary Work Spaces

Facebook Spring District, Seattle, NBBJ, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon, Photography Benjamin Benschneider
Commercial architecture serves multiple purposes. These designs often seek to attract new businesses to become tenants or for existing companies to provide essential functioning spaces for staff and visitors. For large businesses, their company headquarters serve as a physical representation of their brand and even mission. While commercial office parks seek to attract leaseholders with contemporary designs that fit a variety of potential industries.

A Comparison of Paint Systems for Architectural Materials

ALPOLIC Materials, Guest Blog Post, LUMIFLON, U Miami
ALPOLIC metal composite materials (MCM) are some of the most sought-after architectural products because of their quality, versatility and the wide range of finishes. While there are options, choosing the wrong paint system can leave you with a finish that looks muted after just a few years. We often receive inquiries about the types of paint used in manufacturing our MCM, specifically what the differences are between polyester and more expensive fluoropolymer finishes. While they do look similar, at least initially, the variances are more often seen in their performance over time and are clear when reviewing the warranty limitations. Understanding the chemical component of each helps our customers make informed decisions about what is best for their specific projects.

Single Skin Metal: A Lightweight and Versatile Cladding Material

Mount Si High School, NAC Architecture, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Benjamin Benschneider Photography
The benefits of utilizing a metal cladding material are endless. Single skin metals are a sustainable, versatile, lightweight alternative to many traditional cladding products. The ease of use of metal allows for customized designs, including unique fabrication and perforation. But the customized finish lines of the single skin metals have allowed the product to compete with timber, stone, and natural metals.

Fluoropolymer Coatings: Where Anti-Corrosion Meets Innovations in Color

Hudson Yards, PPG Industrial Coatings, Coraflon, Guest Blog
Guest Author: Gary Edgar, National Coil and Extrusion Specification Manager, PPG Building Products Fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) fluoropolymer powder coatings are well known for their anti-corrosive properties. But it’s their aesthetic impact on commercial building applications that is making them a top specification for architects looking to design legacy-building projects. While t...

Architects Design Elevated And Organically Designed High School Campus In Washington

Mount Si High School, NAC Architecture, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Benjamin Benschneider Photography
Nestled in a valley between two mountains and the Snoqualmie River, the Mount Si high school campus is a modern educational facility. The design, by NAC Architecture, responds to the natural landscape, elevating the facade to meet flood levels and providing scenic views of the nearby mountains. The design also implements equally collaborative and personalized spaces to provide students with social and learning areas for their individual needs.