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Emre Arolat Architecture engaged to design Alcantara Gardens mixed-use complex in the heart of Lisbon

“Regardless of the city or place, the process of urban renewal as it becomes a way of transformation and gentrification is highly critical where one of the common tendencies of the modern world is to alienate or even underestimate the existing environment while introducing a new structure. Instead of this notion which does not give credit to any kind of physical, cultural or otherwise continuity, we embody an approach that incorporates the spirit of the place, interprets it, and in this context, paves the way for the socio-cultural continuity of the city,” said EAA founder, Emre Arolat.

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Marissa Kasdan, director of KTGY’s R+D Studio, relocates to firm’s Tysons, Virginia office

Marissa Kasdan, director of KTGY’s R+D Studio, has relocated from KTGY Architecture + Planning’s Irvine, California office to the firm’s Tysons, Virginia office where she is expanding the nationwide scope of KTGY’s R+D Studio. In her role, Kasdan leads the creation and execution of R+D projects at KTGY, exploring new and emerging ideas related to building design and technology.

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Teknion’s New York showroom achieves WELL & LEED certification

“On July 11, Rachel Gutter, President of International WELL Building Institute, presented Teknion with a plaque acknowledging and honoring our Gold certification,” said Tracy Backus, Director, Sustainable Programs, Teknion. “The presentation, held in our showroom, was supported heavily by our friends at IWBI, the community at large and our staff, who will benefit the most from the space. People are motivated to improve their well-being and when we consider the built and natural environments together, we find that what’s best for the planet is what’s best for people.”

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EMEX Holdings, LLC makes strategic investment in BLUEFIN, LLC

“We are excited to be joining the EMEX Holdings team,” commented Richard Rast, Founder and CEO of BLUEFIN, LLC. “BLUEFIN has always focused on improving facility performance for our customers through a suite of asset management services in roofing, pavement, building envelope, and renewable energy consulting. Combining BLUEFIN with EMEX extends our service offerings more deeply into facility energy issues, including renewables, sustainability, and demand management. I’m proud to have this opportunity for myself and everyone at BLUEFIN.” 

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Master Builders Solutions® rises to the challenge of the tallest seafront residential tower in the Mediterranean

MasterGlenium SKY enables pumping to a height of 170 meters, MasterLife protects steel reinforcement against chlorides and  MasterMatrix provides cohesive concrete mixes. “To protect the steel reinforcement against chlorides from sea water, we used the corrosion inhibitor MasterLife CI 35,” explains Georgios Garatziotis, technical support at Master Builders Solutions. “It provides reliable protection by adsorbing onto the reinforcing steel to form a corrosion resistant protective film. This protective film dramatically slows the corrosion process by preventing chlorides from reacting with the reinforcing steel, and by depriving the corrosion process of moisture and oxygen, thus slowing the rate of corrosion once it begins.”

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ASLA publishes Guide to Universal Design

ASLA’s Guide to Universal Design provides a comprehensive view of which communities are underserved by the built environment. It also offers a set of new universal design principles which include: accessible, comfortable, participatory, ecological, legible, multi-sensory, predictable, and walkable/traversable.

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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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