Friday Findings + What's New this Week on CADdetails.com - March 9th Edition
This week check out projects by Cadillac Coatings, Bigfoot Systems Inc, United Wall Systems, and ThyssenKrupp Elevator. We've also gathered articles about green homes, transparent homes, high-concept shops.
Cadillac Coatings - Hotello
Cadillac Coatings created a metallic copper powder coating finish for The Hotello, a trendy boutique hotel in Grand Prairie. View the project here.
Bigfoot Systems Inc - Lends a Hand to Nova Scotia Raptors & Others
A concerted fund-raising campaign towards a $150,000 facility began in 2013. A target of $50,000 is being sought for the initial phase. "We are overwhelmed that Bigfoot Systems Inc. agreed to supply enough of its footing system to complete the entire structure," said Dr. Helene Van Doninck, CWRC founder.
"Donations in-kind are incredibly important to our fund-raising efforts and Bigfoot is, literally, allowing us to start from the ground up." View the project here.
United Wall Systems - University of Tampa
United Wall Systems is unique in the fact that all we do is focus on thin brick wall systems – the thin brick, the installation methods, the accessory components, the design details – only thin brick, but everything thin brick! We are THE most experienced group of thin brick professionals and we can put this expertise to work for you on any project; residential, commercial, industrial, institutional, sports, etc. View the project here.
ThyssenKrupp Elevator - Austin College
thyssenkrupp Elevator was chosen by Austin College in Sherman, Texas to provide the elevators for their new IDEA Center building. The facility, designed to meet LEED Silver certification, will include renewable energy resources, ecologically friendly construction, materials to support efficient energy consumption, solar shading and natural light, rooftop rainwater collector for irrigation, and native vegetation landscaping. View the project here.
Material Guide: The Benefits of Building With Concrete
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.
What’s the Definition of “Green Building”?
Since there is no agreed-upon definition of “green building,” it’s hard to evaluate the claims of builders who describe their homes as “green.” That said, the green building trend shows no signs of losing steam, so we might as well examine existing definitions to see if they make any sense. I recently spent time accumulating green building definitions from as many sources as possible and identified ten different characteristics of green buildings. No single definition included all ten, but three characteristics appeared in most definitions.Read the article here.
8 high-concept shops around the globe worth travelling for
With online shopping increasingly the norm, bricks and mortar stores need to deliver more than just the goods. They must be experiential, beautifully designed ‘mastershops’, enticing visitors off their apps and through their doors. Enter the Instagrammable concept store: minimalist marvels in German squares, architecturally impressive fashion boutiques in Los Angeles, welcoming apartments on the banks of Copenhagen’s canals. Here are our favourite high concept retail spaces, from New York to Yangzhou... Read the article here.
Would you live in a transparent home?
Forget watching Big Brother, if you walk past this house in Japan you can see literally everything going on without the aid of hidden cameras. There's no room for privacy - every moment, intimate or not is on display to the world 24/7. Read the article here.
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