Friday Findings + What's New this Week on CADdetails.com - March 2nd Edition

Friday Findings + What's New this Week on CADdetails.com - March 2nd Edition

This week check out projects by Kichler, Duradek, Couturier Iron Craft, and Acoustical Solutions. We've also gathered articles about the use of concrete, the influence behind Black Panther, and the popularity of Cathedral Ceilings.


Project Highlights

Duradek - The Lofts at Mercer Roof Deck

 image © Duradek

image © Duradek

It took one week to install the Duradek membrane and the building owner was extremely happy with the results. To this day, the rooftop deck has not leaked and the property manager enjoys the peace of mind that comes with a reliable, low maintenance waterproof deck surface.  View the project here.


Acoustical Solutions - Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art

 image © Acoustical Solutions

image © Acoustical Solutions

This award-winning facility is dedicated to the presentation of contemporary art. Painting, sculpture, photography, glass, video and other media from artists are explored through regularly changing exhibitions. The expansive 4,800 square-foot atrium that features a vaulted ceiling with skylights and live trees is the focal point of the museum complex. A flexible floor plan can accommodate an intimate event for 35 or an extravagant gala for 350 guests. The space is used for meetings, musical performances, weddings and a variety of other events.  Acoustical Solutions’ primary goal was to reduce the RT60 (reverberation time) in the room to an acceptable level that would allow the room to be used for both large and small gatherings. View the project here


Kichler - Otero Signature Homes, Modern Farmhouse

 image © Kichler

image © Kichler

For this installation, they wanted to make sure the design could stand the test of time and Kichler was their answer. Kichler has a legacy and reputation for quality and innovation, which was brought to light on this project with the use of several 12V Integrated LED Accent fixtures with Variable Lumen Output (VLO) technology. View the project here.


Couturier Iron Craft - Bronson Hospital

 image © Couturier Iron Craft

image © Couturier Iron Craft

Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI. Custom Staircases with painted steel and glass railings.  View the project here


Friday Findings

 

Material Guide: The Benefits of Building With Concrete

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Fortunately, there's another building material that excels in durability: concrete. Although this material is nothing new, thanks to its bountiful number of benefits, there's no denying it's making quite the comeback. Read the article here.


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Cathedral Ceiling Highlights – What They Are And How To Make The Most Of Them

 Cathedral ceilings are now widely used in architecture and not just when building cathedrals but all sorts of other structures too, including residences. We’re ready to show you some amazing projects that revolve around this particular element. Read the article here

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Black Panther's "voluptuous" sets are influenced by Zaha Hadid, says production designer

Set designer Beachler turned to the architecture of Zaha Hadid, Buckingham Palace and afrofuturism when creating the fictional world for the new Marvel film. Read the article here


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