Friday Findings + What's New this Week on CADdetails.com - February 22nd Edition

Friday Findings + What's New this Week on CADdetails.com - February 22nd Edition

This week check out projects by Maxxon Corp, BuildBlock Building Systems LLC, Xypex Chemical Corp, and Solomon Colors. We've also gathered articles about tiny home winners, modern shed designs, and Tokyo's desire to build the world's tallest timber building.


Project Highlights

Maxxon Corp - Hudi

 image © Maxxon Corp

image © Maxxon Corp

Maxxon Moistop was installed to prevent the pumped underlayment from leaking through gaps in the original wood plank subfloor. Maxxon Reinforcement was then placed over the Moistop to enhance crack suppression of the topping. Once Commercial Topping was poured and sealed, the creativity could begin.  View the project here.

BuildBlock Building Systems LLC - Idaho Home

 image © BuildBlock Building Systems LLC

image © BuildBlock Building Systems LLC

Take a look at this beautiful, modern, BuildBlock home in Idaho! A large home placed on a very small lot, this project took a great deal of precision to complete. The home built incredibly tight and is super energy efficient, boasting energy bills less than $60 a month. View the project here


Xypex Chemical Corp. - 313 Somerset

 image © Xypex Chemical Corp.

image © Xypex Chemical Corp.

Engineers, Meinhardt Infrastructure, faced many design challenges including a canal that ran through the centre of the building site, a very high water table and greatly elevated sulphate levels in the surrounding soils. Xypex Admix C-Series with its non-toxic chemistry and ability to resist extreme hydrostatic pressure was used to address these key issues and was widely incorporated into elements of the substructure, the B1 canal, and the superstructure. Particularly challenging was the handling of the existing Stamford Canal that had to be diverted to another location to allow construction of a new, fully enclosed 10m x 5m reinforced concrete canal that now runs through basement level 1 (B1). Xypex Admix C-1000 NF was used to waterproof the canal’s concrete base and walls. Tie-bolt holes and other concrete defects were repaired with Xypex repair materials. View the project here.

Solomon Colors - American Airlines Center

 image © Parez

image © Parez

American Airlines Center is a multi-purpose arena, located downtown Dallas, Texas. The venue serves as the home to the Dallas Mavericks and the Dallas Stars. This project used Solomon colors SGS 20H series Mortar Color. View the project here


Friday Findings

 

Winners of tiny house competition pack comfort and functionality into 269 square feet

Modular building company Ryterna modul recently announced the winners of their Architectural Challenge 2018 competition. Participants were tasked with designing a cozy, functional, modular 269-square-foot tiny house with a living area, sleeping area, kitchen, and bathroom. They received 150 projects from designers in 88 countries and narrowed the field down to three winners and an honorable mention. Read the article here.


11 Extraordinary Designs That Make You Rethink the Modern Shed

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Typically viewed as a simple, single-story structure designed and built for utilitarian purposes, the shed as a building typology is seeing a surge of popularity because of its small footprint; its separation from, but relation to, a main building or house; and its multifunctional, flexible use. Read the article here

 


World’s Tallest Wooden Building to Be Built in Tokyo

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Architects in Japan are hard at work on plans for an ambitious new project:  a 1,148- foot skyscraper, built almost entirely of wood. As Elle Hunt of the Guardian reports, the new building is not expected to be completed until 2041, but it will likely become the world’s tallest wooden structure. Read the article here


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