The Material ConneXion Jury Meeting

  Last week I made a visit to the New York City office of Material ConneXion to participate in their monthly jury meeting to select new materials for the library. A world leader in material innovation, Material ConneXion is a trusted advisor to Fortune 500 companies as well as forward-thinking agencies and governmental bodies seeking a creative, competitive, or sustainable edge. Material… Continue reading The Material ConneXion Jury Meeting

Guardian Industries’ New Science & Technology Center

What better venue for a glass manufacturer to showcase their latest glass products than on their very own technology center? That is the case with Guardian Industries' newly expanded Science and Technology Center (STC) in Carleton, Michigan, a 27,000-square foot addition that opened in January 2015. Located 32 miles southwest of Detroit, the STC includes a full-size vacuum coater,… Continue reading Guardian Industries’ New Science & Technology Center

Book Review / Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes

The introduction of Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes makes it crystal clear what the book is not about— it is not a book about buildings that move, it is not a history book, and it is not a focus on sustainability. It is however, say the authors, a book about energy. Written by Russell Fortmeyer and Charles D. Linn, FAIA, Kinetic… Continue reading Book Review / Kinetic Architecture: Designs for Active Envelopes

Dekton Architectural Surfacing by Cosentino

Quartz, natural stone, and recycled surfacing manufacturer Cosentino has introduced Dekton by Cosentino, a new "ultra-compact surface" material suited for interior and exterior applications. The biggest launch for the company since it introduced Silestone in the early '90s, Dekton is the result of $172 million dollars of investment, including the construction of a new state-of… Continue reading Dekton Architectural Surfacing by Cosentino