Architects Design Area’s First Micro-living Apartment At The Ink Block Development

7Ink, Microliving Apartments, Boston, Elkus Manfredi Architects, Pure Freeform, Lumiflon USA, Photography Raj Das
Ted Tye, Principal at National Development, calls the Ink Block in the South End of Boston a "game changer." Designed by Elkus Manfredi architects, the block features seven buildings, all designed to give an "urban edge" to the neighborhood. The award-winning development's last building, 7ink, is the area's first luxury "micro-living" apartment building.

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.
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