Gabrielle Golenda

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Integrate building systems with new smart building technologies

Create nearly seamless integration between the machinery that makes buildings habitable. These smart technologies link HVAC systems, appliances, lighting, and plumbing to one portal, making it easier to adjust settings and monitor a building's energy output, both remotely and in situ. wiSCAPE Hubbell Lighting Maximize energy savings with this…
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Rain in the forecast? These new weather barriers keep moisture out

Providing protection in the best and worst weather conditions, the following weather barriers are outfitted with new materials and technologies. DELTA-VENT SA Dörken Completely self-adhered, this airtight, permeable barrier is applied easily with no fasteners. The barrier helps commercial and residential buildings alike to retain air-tightness, be more energy…
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Marvel Architects converts a 200-year-old school into upscale condos

This Federalist-style four-story building across the street from the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral was the church’s former school and convent for nearly 200 years. Built in 1826 to replace an orphanage and parochial school founded in 1822, Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral School educated generations of locals and immigrants…
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Add security and safety to schools with new glass and door solutions

This year, on average, there has been one school shooting per week, according to CNN. Enduring, long-term measures to prevent attacks and safeguard schools require legislation and other policy changes that may be out of designers' reach. In the meantime, there are design…
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Add a splash of color with these vibrant tiles

Tired of a Pottery Barn-esque aesthetic that’s dripping in oatmeal beige? Or maybe you’re stuck in a sea of white? Whatever your color story woes, we bring you these new tiles that will spice up any humdrum kitchen or bathroom. You’re welcome. Rainbow Opale…
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Add panache with new types of decorative glass

Not a solid, yet not a liquid; glass is somewhere in between. These decorative varieties accentuate the aesthetic qualities of the material, calling attention to its almost supernatural, amorphous condition—a state somewhere between two states of matter. Channel Bronze Nathan Allan Glass Studios Convex grooves line this kiln-formed glass…
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Seven windows that open up new views

Enhance views from inside and outside with windows that have narrow profiles, improved light transmission, and aesthetically pleasing frames. Clear Vision AGC Glass This low-iron glass alternative allows for the most luminous applications with 92 percent light transmission. It is offered in laminated, bent, silk-treated, heat-treated, and insulating varieties,…
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Seven high-performance glass products to solve wicked problems

The proverb, “people who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones,” need not apply to these performance solutions. Equipped with innovative materials and manufactured by clever new techniques, these glass products address structural, safety, thermal, and weather-related concerns.

Vacuum IG Guardian Glass

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