Stylish and innovative, 512 CIV staves can overcome the limits of traditional self-supporting staves, realizing false ceilings where the particular width of the base is highlighed.
Not bound to the standard sizes, 512 CIV staves can be manufactured in any width from a minimum size of 400 mm to a maximum of 600 and are self-supporting up to 3.5 m. This system allows to construct corridor ceilings with no gaps, small dimensions rooms and galleries that stand out for their spacious and linear design.
The false ceiling made of CIV 512 staves provides an easy access to the interspace and can become acoustic by installing on the back of the perforated staves a mat of fiberglass or rock wool packed in heat-sealed polyethylene containers.
The Brick Industry Association (BIA) has announced the winners of the 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards, given to “the country’s most visionary projects incorporating fired-clay brick.” This year, 19 projects were selected from 88 total entries, spanning commercial, educational, landscaping, and residential categories.
“Fired-clay brick offers unlimited aesthetic flexibility, and is an integral part of any sustainable, low maintenance building strategy,” said Ray Leonhard, BIA’s president and CEO.
Full details on the awards and winners are available on the official website here. Below, we have organized the winning schemes by category.
Gold Winner Williams College Bookstore – Williamstown, Massachusetts
Architect: CambridgeSeven Builder: Engelberth Construction, Inc. Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products Company Distributor: Spaulding Brick Company, Inc. Mason Contractor: Cantarella & Sons, Inc.
Silver Winner University of Richmond, Queally Admissions Center – Richmond, Virginia
Architect: SMBW, PLLC Landscape Architect: HG Design Studio Builder: Hourigan Construction Company Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation Distributor: Shade & Wise Brick Co, Inc. Mason Contractor: Masonomics Inc
Bronze Winner Veterinary Medical Center at The Ohio State University – Columbus, Ohio
Design Architect: Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects LLP Architect of Record: Perspectus Architecture Landscape Architect: MKSK Builder: Elford Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corporation Distributor: Columbus Coal & Lime Co Mason Contractor: Castle Masonry and Construction
Education (K-12) Architecture
Best in Class Winner Robert J. Richardson Middle School – Chicago, Illinois
Architect: STR Partners LLC Landscape Architect: Jacobs/Ryan Associates Builder: K.R. Millar Contractors Manufacturer: Glen-Gery Corportation Mason Contractor: ALL Masonry Construction Company, Inc.
Gold Winner Millbrook School Dining Hall – Millbrook, New York
Architect: Voith & Mactavish Architects LLP Builder: Consigli Construction Manufacturer: Watsontown Brick Company Mason Contractor: James McGowan & Son Masonry, Inc.
Silver Winner Mansueto High School – Chicago, Illinois
Architect: Wheeler Kearns Architects Landscape Architect: Site Design Group Builder: Bulley & Andrews Mason Contractor: Larmco
Bronze Winner Glenbard West High School Expansion – Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Architect: Legat Architects Landscape Architect: David R. McCallum Associates Builder: Walsh Group Manufacturer: Bowerston Shale Company Distributor: Illinois Brick Company Mason Contractor: Iwanski Masonry & Builders
Paving & Landscaping Architecture
Best in Class Winner University of the District of Columbia Student Center – Washington, DC
Architect: Cannon Design in Collaboration with Marshall Moya Design Landscape Architect: Lee and Associates, Inc. Manufacturer: Whitacre Greer Co. Distributor: Capital Brick & Tile, Inc. Mason Contractor: Imperial Stone Paving
Gold Winner Founders Way Renovation – Greenville, North Carolina
Landscape Architect: ColeJenest & Stone Builder: Hudson Brothers Construction Company Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company, Inc.
Silver Winner Freedom Walkway – Rock Hill, South Carolina
Architect: FMK Architects Landscape Architect: groundworks studio Builder: Concorde Corporation Manufacturer: Pine Hall Brick Company, Inc. Mason Contractor: Unit Paving Co. Inc.
Residential (Multi-Family) Architecture
Best in Class Winner The Hine Project – Washington, DC
Architect: Weinstein Studio / Esocoff & Associates, and Gensler Manufacturer: Endicott Clay Products Company Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company Manufacturer: Carolina Ceramics Brick Co. Manufacturer: Meridian Brick Distributor: Potomac Valley Brick & Supply Company Mason Contractor: Diverse Masonry
Gold Winner 5 Franklin Place – New York, New York
Architect: ODA New York Mason Contractor: Robinson Restoration LLC
Silver Winner 613 Baltic Street – Brooklyn, New York
Architect: Stantec (Formerly VOA) Builder: JDS Development Manufacturer: The Belden Brick Company Distributor: Belden Tri-State Building Materials Mason Contractor: RSC Group
Versatile and intelligent. System 28 beautifully blends technology, ergonomics and aesthetics. Power and data cables are easily accessible and manageable, thanks to the roomy cable run with double flap access and push-pull opening system.
4akustik. Sound-absorbent system for use on walls and ceilings, comprising melamine-faced, lacquered or veneered MDF slats. The high performance levels are achieved thanks to research into the theory of Helmholtz resonators and sound dissipation using porous textures. 4akustik combines excellent sound-absorption performance with the highest health and safety standards.
The panel, in its EC-certified version, classed as “B-s2, d0” for its reaction to fire, also conforms to the highly exacting Japanese “F4 star” standard, with reference to its extremely low formaldehyde content, in line with JIS parameters. The same products also available in a version without reaction-to-fire certification, and with class E1 formaldehyde emissions.
4akustik contributes toward satisfying prerequisitesand credits under LEED®
Two sizes, three individual installation methods, multiple perforated hole patterns make this system perfect for all architectural designs and practical applications. External building walls are no longer simply considered as static elements of enclosure, but as an integrated technological and functional component.
In the same way, ceilings and walls also incorporate a range of functions to provide improved comfort and practicality within the building. Flexible 60×60/60×120 panel sizes help resolve the disturbing noise problems that occur in enviroments such as offices, public spaces, or school rooms, since they are easily adapted to all layouts and requirements.
Text description provided by the architects. MacEwan University’s new urban center for arts and culture, Allard Hall, creates an elegant entrance landmark to its City Centre Campus in Edmonton, AB. The building’s focal point is its central multi-story, double atria crossed by dramatic angled pedestrian bridges linking each of its five-floor from the ground up to the top floor where natural light pours in via clerestoreys.
A balcony at each stairway creates a ‘nest’ at circulation intersections, offering a zone (perch) for pause and informal learning in contrast to the building’s social and collaborative learning hubs. The building’s design emphasizes Allard Hall’s identity as a hub for converging ideas and social interaction by showcasing a vibrant spectrum of student, staff, and visitor activities.
Offering a perfect combination of cutting-edge academic and cultural functions, Allard Hall’s array of performance and educational spaces includes; studios, classrooms, educational and office spaces; a 450-seat proscenium theatre, a 200-seat recital hall, a 100-seat black-box theatre; galleries, and a range of high-tech computer labs, visual arts, digital and sound studios.
The building’s captivating exterior presents a modern, sleek curtain wall façade featuring wavy forms to subtly reference a stage curtain, an apt metaphor for the dynamics and function of the building. Latest energy modeling techniques optimized the composition of the façade and the energy efficiency of mechanical systems which is crucial for Edmonton’s cold winters and will aid its LEED Silver target.
Allard Hall is a complex place of interaction and collaboration that encourages exploration, creativity, and learning. With its galleries and multiple theatres, it also functions as a premier public performance and event venue in the heart of Edmonton’s downtown.
With 4mm of cork that comes from a sustainable source, and a high definition eco-friendly decorative, Wood and Stone Resist + offers a green flooring with extra cork inside and impressive realistic decors.
Refined to be free of harmful phthalates, and thus contributing to a purer air quality, this solution is a distinguished ecological choice amidst its counterparts. Resist+ was specially developed to endure heavy traffic conditions – whether in a lively home frenzied with children or in a public building crowded with busy passersby on their daily commute.
That’s the goal, at least. Mecanoo has released designs for a large-scale development in Utrecht inspired by “blue zone” regions – areas where residents tend live atypically long and healthy lives. Currently there are only five recognized blue zones worldwide: Sardinia, Nicoya, Loma Linda, Okinawa, and Ikaria.
Investigation into these zones revealed nine shared characteristics which Mecanoo have essentialized to four urban design concepts that define the Blue District development: community, mobility, healthy diet, and meaningfulness & relaxation.
The masterplan transforms a former marshalling yard of the Dutch Railways into a new residential neighborhood. The design includes plans for 2,600 homes, a park, school, supermarket and other mixed-use facilities.
The “blue zone” concepts are concentrated in the transformation of the existing CAB building, located at the northwestern edge of the development and directly south of the Utrecht-Zuilen station. Within the building, a large food hall will form an interior street offering healthy eating options and connecting residents to the Cartesiuspark at the center.
A nine-storey apartment complex will be added to the top of the building, making it one of the largest buildings in the area and emphasizing it as a landmark. Undulating balconies set the new addition apart from the existing rectilinear structure and creates a distinct architectural language for the neighborhood.
Cycling and pedestrian access are central to the 13 hectare masterplan, with all urban amenities located within close range to residential areas. The neighborhood will encourage sustainability, both in terms of green technology and in shared resources.
The Cartesiusdriehoek Blue District will offer a variety of housing typologies, with nearly a quarter of all housing intended for rental social housing. Construction is expected to start in 2020.
Dekwall offers unique textures and shapes that appeal to our senses and capture the cosy essence of nature.
Dekwall wall coverings are made of two cork layers – the thicker layer is made with agglomerated cork and is used as backing, providing superior comfort, noise reduction and warmth. On top of it you will find a decorative veneer, a thin sheet of cork, created by combining various shapes of natural cork, achieving visuals full of personality.
For increased protection, the visual is coated with a protective finishing.