MASSI is an innovative precast concrete worksurface for a range of commercial and domestic applications--kitchen and bathroom surfaces, bar tops, reception desks and so on. It uses new laminated concrete technology developed by Cast Advanced Concretes to produce a lightweight, super strong and stain resistant surface material, available in 18 colours and thicknesses ranging from 15mm to 100mm.
Nova Cast Wall Surfaces
Nova Metals have introduced the range of Gagecast[R], a cast metal wall surfacing available in stainless steel, aluminium, bronze and many other alloys. Suitable for a variety of interior architectural applications, patterns offer high lustre, relief, and durability. Twenty-eight designs are standard, however custom collaboration is encouraged. Gagecast[R] can be used in many installations such as corporate and hotel receptions, car showrooms, and many other exclusive architectural requirements.
New luxury apartments on the Thames opposite the Millennium Dome are equipped with DEVI's leading intelligent underfloor heating and thermostat control system. The low maintenance DEVI system is quick to install with a single cable laid under the floor surface and connected to the thermostat. Both the capital costs of the system and running and maintenance costs for occupiers are appreciably lower than more conventional radiator based heating.
For this new upscale apartment and retail complex in Manchester. Acorn Aluminium manufactured and installed a range of Senior Aluminium Systems (SAS) products, including the SX 200 high performance, lightweight window system and SCW curtain wall. For the curtain wall, the thermally broken, compartment drained, box section profiles were specially fabricated to form faceted and angled facades. SFG ground floor treatment incorporating SD doors were also specified and all units were polyester powder coated in smoke grey.
Avanti has upgraded its award winning frameless glazed Solare partitioning system. Developments include the introduction of two new sections to simplify and speed up installation. A new aluminium double-glazing extrusion for use at head and base provides a slimmer more minimal aesthetic and also allows for additional features such as integral concealed LED lighting within the cavity. In addition, a new multi-use section has been developed to serve as a stop end, a reducer and a door frame for double action doors.
Armourcoat Surface Finishes will introduce a new range of finishes at 100% Design, including Perlata, an innovative new decorative wall coating. Perlata is designed for use in large-scale commercial applications, providing a seamless, hard-wearing and durable interior finish. It offers architects and designers a highly sophisticated yet cost effective alternative to wallpaper and vinyl wall coatings in an extensive range of 96 colours.
Glass and light are integral to the new Audi customer centre in Neckarsulm. Germany. Using a network-based lighting calculation programme developed by Zumtobel Staff, the lighting quality could be precisely displayed in three-dimensional simulations before the project was built. For the first time it was possible to imitate an entire projector-mirror installation with all the properties of the reflecting areas and to precisely adjust each individual mirror segment to striking effect.
Harrison Cowley Catnic
When the original Chiswick Rugby Club was destroyed by fire, the club authorities needed a new pavilion on a tight budget. The criteria for selecting a new roof were cost and durability, plus the local planning authority insisted on conventional roof tiles, rather than profiled sheet steel. Catnic's Litetile roofing system footed the bill perfectly. Being a dry-fixed system. Litetile is both simple to install and cost effective, making it ideal for low pitch, large spans. It is also extremely flexible and economical to maintain.
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|Publication:||The Architectural Review|
|Date:||Sep 1, 2005|
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