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2019 Color Trends: Connect, Disconnect & Reconnect

According to national color expert Kate Smith, color trends in 2019 are all about connecting, disconnecting and reconnecting. “Top paint brands seem to be identifying color trends that leap into three unique categories for the coming year,” says Smith, chief color maven at Sensational Color. “People are bonding with these popular colors in their many day-to-day experiences and including incorporating these colors on the exterior of their homes.”

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Architectural color trends: conceptual inspiration to practical application

People rely on sight more than any other sense to take in information. The modern world makes it easier and more important than ever to share visual information. Color affects the interpretation of this visual information – both in terms of comprehending and remembering its meaning, and in relating and reacting to it. The color choice for a building’s exterior not only affects the people who work, shop, learn, heal and live inside it, but also those in neighboring buildings and even those passing by it.

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San Francisco’s Vida comes to life with Winco Windows’ system, finished by Linetec

Located in the colorful Mission District of San Francisco, Vida brings to life a long-vacant space as an upscale, mixed-use residential and retail, urban infill project. Designed by DLR Group|Kwan Henmi, the façade reflects the color and texture of the neighborhood’s Latin-influenced murals, craft and culture, and is scaled with respect to the adjacent buildings’ varied heights and setbacks.

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Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings translates thoughts into color at METALCON

Complementing Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings’ “Thinking in Color” exhibit will be a dynamic display of high-performance architectural coatings – including Fluropon®, Fluropon® Extreme, WeatherXL™, and WeatherXL™ Crinkle Finish. Offering more than 50,000 color options for metal building products, the exterior architectural metal coatings provide solutions for a variety of industry needs with extraordinary color-matching technology, durability, and sustainability.

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PPG to feature DURANAR MXL, CORAFLON MXL coatings at METALCON 2018

PPG will be showcasing PPG DURANAR® MXL and PPG CORAFLON® MXL coatings, two new polychromatic formulations engineered to add heightened dimensions of brilliance and luster to metal-clad buildings. Developed in response to increased architect demand for a wider selection of metallic and colorful coatings, Duranar MXL and Coraflon MXL coatings are infused with best-in-class special effects adapted from PPG’s automotive OEM coatings. The result is a three-dimensional aesthetic that shifts subtly in color and offers a highly reflective sparkle in direct sunlight.

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AAMA to host webinar on glazing system performance during Hurricane Irma

During this already active hurricane season, the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) will host a webinar about lessons learned from 2017’s Hurricane Irma, which primarily impacted Florida. AAMA will present Chris Matthews, vice president and senior consultant of GCI Consultants, as he speaks about glazing system performance during Hurricane Irma. Observations from hundreds of inspections conducted from the Northeast to the Southeast to the Southwest of Florida will be shared

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London Hotel Undergoes a Stunning Transformation with Lumiflon FEVE Resin

The Novotel dons a visually-stunning exterior façade, which features protruding box windows that give the hotel a more dynamic look. This aesthetic is furthermore enhanced with the utilization of ALUCOBOND® Plus Spectra Cupral, an aluminum composite material that contains color-changing properties. The shifting hues are due to a high-performance coating system that was finished with a Lumiflon-based topcoat.

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BAM South in Brooklyn, New York

Designed by Enrique Norten of TEN Arquitectos, the 32-story structure features REYNOBOND aluminum composite material (ACM) panels by ALCOA Architectural Products fabricated into pans and finished with DURANAR XL fluoropolymer coatings by PPG. Opened in 2017, the mixed-use building is home to 300 apartments and condominiums, retail stores and 50,000 square-feet of cultural space hosting tenants such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music Cinemas, Brooklyn Public Library, MoCADA and 651 Arts.

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Las Vegas Vortex Canopy Creates Striking Structure on the Strip

The canopy was formed from 60,000 square-feet of Engineered Wall System Inc.’s 400 series rainscreen system using ALPOLIC Material’s fire-retardant (FR) core aluminum composite material (ACM). These metal panels feature Sherwin-Williams Coil Coating‘s Valflon® coating in Platinum Mica, Champagne Mica and Silver Metallic. Valflon was the ideal choice for this specific project, as it required a bold look with lots of gloss and shine. Even better, this coating is highly resistant to weathering, airborne chemicals, acid rain and graffiti-removing cleaning solvents.

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UCLA Luskin Conference Center sets a high bar for hospitality sustainability, features Wausau’s windows, doors and curtainwall

The recently opened University of California Los Angeles’ Meyer and Renee Luskin Conference Center (UCLA Luskin Conference Center) sets a new standard for conference centers and hotels, not just in a campus setting, but for the hospitality industry as a whole. Last year, the $162 million building earned LEED® Platinum certification and is considered one of the most sustainable hotels in the United States. Supporting UCLA Luskin Conference Center’s sustainability goals, acoustic performance and access to natural light were key contributors. Windows dominate the conference center’s lobby and meeting rooms, flooding the interior with sunshine. Wausau Window and Wall Systems provided high-performance windows, terrace doors and a curtainwall to help manage exterior noise and interior comfort, while contributing to the building’s overall energy efficiency.

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The Emma and Georgina Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech, Roosevelt Island, New York

Architects specify rainscreen systems to fulfill two primary functions: the first is to keep moisture from entering a building; the second is to prevent heat from escaping. Thanks to a collaboration between Morphosis Architects, A. Zahner Company and PPG, the rainscreen system on The Bloomberg Center at Cornell Tech does more than serve those purposes – it also works as a color-shifting wall of art.

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Guide to Green Building Products – Product of the Week

Linetec offers specialty anodize finishes for aluminum in Brushed Stainless and Copper colors. Linetec’s anodize finishes meet AAMA 611 Class I industry standards and may be specified with recycled content. Linetec’s anodize produce no harmful or dangerous by-products, and are non-hazardous.

Linetec offers specialty anodize finishes for aluminum in Brushed Stainless and Copper colors. Linetec’s anodize finishes meet AAMA 611 Class I industry standards and may be specified with recycled content. Linetec’s anodize produce no harmful or dangerous by-products, and are non-hazardous.

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