Architects Design Residential Mixed-Use Development Using High Performance Materials

Union Denver, Colorado, Davis Partners Architects, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Photography Phalanx Studios
Union Denver is a massive mixed-use development by Davis Partnership Architects in the Central Platte Valley of Denver. Developer Holland Partner Group worked closely with the architects to produce the 580 units over three residential towers with 60,000 square feet of ground-floor retail below. The retail space is anchored by Whole Foods urban grocery chain.

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.

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.

High School Fits Seamlessly Into Dense Chicago Urban Landscape With Vertical Design

William Jones College Preparatory High School, Chicago, Perkins Will, James Steinkamp, Steinkamp Photography
The William Jones College Preparatory High School is a 278,000-square-foot facility serving over 1,000 students in grades 9-12. To combat the density of downtown Chicago, the building employs a vertical orientation over seven floors. Every element in the school’s design from the inside out was purposeful, taking advantage of natural light and serving as an essential addition to the local community.
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