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The Benefits Of Specifying Metal For Architectural Applications
There are a multitude of benefits to utilizing metal substrates in architectural applications. The many benefits include customization, economic efficiency, innovative design opportunities and ease of both fabrication and installation. Whether the material is a metal composite or single skin, these products offer a sustainable and tested alternative to traditional cladding materials.
Shop Talk: Designer Discusses The Major Hospitality Trends
In an article by Cristina Villalón, Co-Founder and Lead Designer at Álvarez-Díaz & Villalón, she discusses over a dozen popular trends in hospitality design. As she describes, the average hotel patron is exceedingly difficult to please, she states, “Their expectations are high. Their appetites, eclectic. And their fingers are ever-busy, hammering on smartphones, sharing every experience—especially unpleasant and disappointing ones…” To accommodate this demanding consumer base, design requirements are purposeful, contemporary and sophisticated.
Inventive Dimensions: Architects Design Multifamily LA Housing With A Custom CNC Cut Perforated Aluminum Façade
Los Angeles has an abundance of single-family homes. Although gaining more momentum, its multi-family residential properties are not as prominent. The problem of course being space, the ability to fit these developments into “awkward spatial contexts,” as Sam Lubell of Metropolis Magazine describes.
Michigan Hospital Receives Much Needed Renovation And Expansion To Modernize Facility
The Hills & Dales General Hospital has been a pillar in the Cass City, Michigan community for nearly 60 years. However, the hospital was in need of renovation, updating and expansion. As healthcare needs change, hospitals are required to modernize their facilities, allowing better quality experiences for patients. For the extensive renovation, Ghafari Associates were commissioned for design and implementation.
Architecture In The Medical Market: Assumptions And Truths
All sorts of assumptions are made when we think of medical architecture; hospitals, urgent care units and medical office buildings. A natural assumption is that these buildings will be boring, clean and sterile. Historically these buildings are made of traditional materials, like brick, but over the years, there has been a movement towards metal accents and in some cases metal envelopment.

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