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TPG Architecture designs Booking.com’s new office in downtown Manhattan

TPG Architecture was tapped to create a design concept that embodies the Booking.com mission to connect people and provide them with convenient ways to get around and the best things to do all over the world. TPG Architecture designed with the goal of creating an open environment that promotes mobility, and encourages employees to move freely through the space. The company drew inspiration for the design from the cultural vibrancy and local, gritty atmosphere of New York City.

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MBH Architects design sustainability-focused space for CorePower Yoga Design

In line with both CorePower Yoga and MBH’s dedication to sustainable building practices, the studio features recycled and natural materials throughout, including light-wash studio flooring certified by the USGBC Green Building Council. Climate-controlled rooms utilize the latest in technology to heat and maintain humidity levels across the entire space, while Benjamin Moore Natura paint was selected for its zero VOC content and resistance to mildew.

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INSTALL works alongside industry experts to put finishing touches on concrete polishing curriculum

INSTALL is leading the charge in developing and implementing a comprehensive concrete polishing curriculum. The organization has worked hand-in-hand with manufacturers, contractors and industry influencers over the past few years to craft a new curriculum based on real-world challenges. The training is nearing completion and will soon be implemented across the United States and Canada.

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Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products

PRISM asked building materials manufacturers for information about some of their latest and/or most innovative sustainable products which architects might considering specifying for their next project. We asked manufacturers why an architect would specify their product and where an one could find more information. PRISM compiled this information in a guide, listing products by category types in alphabetical order. You can read the entire Specifiers’ Guide to Green Building Products or click on a category or company listed below for specific information.

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Braxton-Bragg introduces THE ONE FLOOR system to maintain polished concrete floors

The bottom line is polished concrete floors are a large investment, and human error can ruin the finish and cost businesses labor and downtime. Buying inexpensive products is not the answer, because chemicals can cause yellowing and require frequent stripping. The best way to maintain polished concrete floors is by implementing an effective hard floor care program using superior products that require less labor.

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Designing with concrete: A guide to finishing and coloring

Would it surprise you to learn that one of the most versatile, colorful, and beautiful materials you can design with is concrete? New or old, horizontal or vertical, indoors or outdoors, the possibilities of concrete go far beyond the familiar gray slab to almost any texture, shape, pattern or color you can imagine. All while delivering durability, long life, thermal properties and environmental benefits at a cost comparable to or lower than other less versatile materials. This article will describe techniques for finishing and coloring so you can go beyond cellars and subfloors to true architectural concrete.

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Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Architects design pavilion with red petal facade. Overlapping shingles are composed of Alucobond Spectra Red tiles featuring a Lumiflon FEVE fluoropolymer resin topcoat. Photo credit: Keith Panel Systems

Guide to Green Building – Product of the Week

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

Solarban 90 Solar Control Low-E Glass Solarban 90 glass combines industry-leading solar control performance with a true neutral-reflective clear-glass aesthetic. United with clear glass in a standard 1-inch IGU, Solarban 90 glass has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.23, visible light transmittance of 51 percent and an LSG ratio of 2.22. Solarban 90 glass facilitates the use of smaller HVAC systems to reduce initial capital expenditures and long-term cooling costs. It also enables architects to design buildings with larger expanses of glass to promote daylighting, diminish the need for artificial lighting and connect building occupants to the outdoors. Mountain views, energy efficiency highlight new Ent Center at UC Colorado Springs. Photography by Tom Kessler

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