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Rooms with a View

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, and can be specified for interiors and exteriors.
Modular Outswing Goldbrecht-Systems Bye-bye, big-framed eyesores! Goldbrecht, the U.S. manufacturer for Vitrocsa, released an outswing window with a sleek, thin profile. The new casement and awning system matches the slender sightlines of the sliding systems already offered by the manufacturer.
Insulated Glass Atelier Domingue
Cut for both commercial and residential typologies, each window is custom fabricated by metal artisans. The design features a low-profile steel frame to support the insulated glass panel.
Direct Glaze Corner Window Marvin Look out of the corner! Sitting flush with the exterior, this window conveniently opens up two sides of the facade at the same time. Many applications are possible, with sizes made up to 76 inches by 146 inches in vertical or horizontal orientations.
OBE PDR-225 Window Wall Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope Prefab-ulous! This glazed window wall system is assembled and sealed in industrial-grade factory conditions, which minimizes labor costs and maintains quality control that might be compromised in on-site assembly. The assembly includes an oversized thermal break completed with an anodized finishing.
400T Series Thermal Curtainwall Tubelite Looking to get LEED Gold? This thermally broken curtain wall is designed to meet the strictest energy codes. The expanded thermal break and thicker gasketing system reduce solar heat gain and condensation.
Furniture-grade finishes Weather Shield Looking to add a bit of color? Weather Shield paired with Sherwin Williams to offer its entire selection of windows or doors in ten new furniture-grade hues for the Contemporary Collection, Premium Series, and Premium Coastal collections. The finish is factory-applied, preventing inconsistent or blotchy post-installation paint jobs.
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Do(n't) Throw Stones

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

Pictured here in a retrofit at Sherzer Hall at Eastern Michigan University, Vacuum IG is paired with Guardian’s SunGuard coated glass to create a hybrid, low-e, vacuum-insulated glass that provides thermal insulation and minimizes the amount of ultraviolet and infrared light passing through without compromising visible light transmission.

Fireframes TimberLine TPG

FireFrames TimberLine has the aesthetic panache of wood with all the fire performance characteristics that steel brings. Pairing a burly steel frame with a real wood cap cover and Pilkington Pyrostop fire-rated glass, the system effectively works as a radiant and conductive heat barrier.

H3 FeelSafe Casement & Double Hung Sierra Pacific

What do you have to do before a hurricane? You board up the windows! Made from extruded aluminum, vinyl, and solid wood, these windows may not eliminate the need for that altogether, but they do withstand Zone III or IV hurricane-force winds and water damage.

GPX FireFloor Safti

Walk (safely) this way on a tempered, laminated surface supported by a structural steel frame. The fire-resistant flooring system is assembled with no air between the fire-rated glass and the laminated walking surface, alleviating concerns associated with condensation.

Attack-Resistant Openings School Guard Glass and Assa Abloy

Hardware manufacturer Assa Abloy and safety glass manufacturer School Guard Glass partnered to design an attack-resistant door for schools. When paired together, the Ceco Door with SG5 attack-resistant glazing survives the most brutal blows and even gunshots. Stronger and longer-lasting than a security film, the system is easy and affordable to retrofit into preexisting openings for increased security.

Krypton-enhanced glass MI Windows and Doors

Replacing commonly used argon, new krypton-insulated glass effectively decreases the flow of heat from the outside in. The gas lives between two panes of glass, separated by a warm edge spacer system. It is available with MI’s 1650 double-hung, 1650 fixed, and 1685 double-slider triple-pane windows.

NX-300 Kawneer Designed for historic window restorations, the NX-300 thermal window bestows an antiquated look that is updated to meet contemporary performance codes. It is available in a variety of casement outswing, awning, fixed, and fixed over awning configurations.
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Moving Parts

Clever operable wall solutions open up outdoor views

Blending indoors without, these openings improve accessibility and reveal sweeping views.

AA 250/425 Thermal Entrances Kawneer

This entrance system is equipped with a discreetly effective thermal break: The corner mechanical fastening and fillet welds minimize airflow.

AWS Terrace Door with ADA Threshold Schüco

This outward-opening terrace door has a new increased profile. When closed, the thermal break efficiently insulates the interior using a triple layer threshold barrier.

8100 series Windoor

Smooth operator! Sliding on one or more tracks, these floor-to-ceiling glass doors can be installed in corners and custom configurations.

Bifold Patio Doors Pella

These bilateral doors open outward so those indoors can enjoy wide-open spaces. The panels fold neatly to adjust to any opening size.

Kitchen Transition Nanawall

Nanawall offers a residential product that creates fluidity between outdoors and indoor kitchens. With the combination of countertop window panels and floor-to-ceiling units, the system seamlessly integrates into a variety of uses.

Pivot Entrance Silvelox

These massive units pivot around a vertical axis with hinges that don’t require welding and open outward from a panel attached to the facade.

Clad-Wood Folding Patio Doors JELD-WYN

This wooden framed solution can be installed to slide, swing, or fold out. It is available as an interconnected three-panel system or in a one-panel configuration.

 

Offered as a complete package including lock body and available in a range of finishes and functions, the G17 Series allows for sleek and modern open-space design.

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Room With a View

Nine operable wall solutions for flexible public and private spaces
These indoor applications allow for flexibility, creating hybrid public and private spaces for a party of one—or just a party. PlybooDoor Krownlab This barn door–style system opens on a rolling track mounted on a trolley bracket. Each panel features small slats that help to absorb sound while adding a decorative architectural element. This system is offered in six natural wood finishes and available in sizes customizable down to a fraction of an inch. Pivoting Shoin Lualdi Fashioned from a glass-and-aluminum profile, this pivoting partition system creates indoor environments pleasing to pass through and view from afar. It can be integrated with operable and fixed panels and is available in a palette of woods, metals, and glossy and opaque lacquered colors. glassBOX–F Carvart This glass cubicle system incorporates multiple glass panels that slide to-and-fro. It incorporates a front panel on a plane that is steadily secured by an overhead bar. Views from the other side are obstructed by a privacy trim that lines each door and divider. Acousti-Seal Continuously Hinged Automated Wall System Modernfold This hinged partition is connected to create one complete system: a continuous interlocking panel. The setup time is speedy with the help of an electric motor that triggers opening and closing with a simple push of the touchpad. Series 600 Hufcor A clever set of multiple moveable flat panels lets the user choose what area of the wall to shut or open. Available in 3- and 4-inch thicknesses, the welded steel frame makes the system great for very tall ceilings. Fireframes with Pilkington Pyrostop TGP Narrow steel profiles support Pilkington Pyrostop fire-resistant glass, creating seamless modular glass systems for offices and other commercial applications. The doors can be assembled as single or double leaves. LC Privacy Glass Innovative Glass Creating on-demand privacy with the flip of a switch and a voice command, this glass comes equipped with digital technology that instantly changes the face of the glass panels from transparent to frosted. Accordion Folding Wall PK-30 System The panel suspension located in the middle of the partition allows the door to slide without a bottom guide channel track, which means space will appear seamless when the door is open. SPW4S Raydoor This Folding End opening system comprises opening panels that neatly stack to the side, allowing easy passage between the screen areas. It can be installed as a single or pair of doors and is offered in laminate and veneer finishes.
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Locked N' Loaded

New door hardware opens up creative possibilities

New functional hardware from top manufacturers helps to create operable walls for both indoor and outdoor use. As an aesthetic bonus, they add a little panache to any opening.

8800 Series Mortise Locks Yale

Made in heavy-duty stainless steel, this burly lock was designed for commercial applications that require strength and durability. It is available in 17 finishes.

LIN-X1000 Sugatsune

This solution allows large-scale doors to swing smoothly on a lateral hardware mechanism. The small radius is perfect for tight spaces, in both cabinet and passage door applications.

 

Lock Status Sensor Marvin

Have you ever left home and forgot if you locked the door? This completely automated sensor indicates if a door or window is closed and locked. Completely concealed, the Lock Status Sensor is a wireless or wired connection that works with a variety of security systems.

System M FritsJurgens

This system allows a pivoting door to be installed without any structural elements in the floor or ceiling. It can be used with timber, steel, and framed glass single- and double-acting doors.

Junior HAWA

Junior is a sturdy sliding hardware system on running tracks for pocket doors. It is outfitted with a soft-closing mechanism that allows it to open and close quietly.

Tubular Lock Roses SARGENT

These locks come in five variations of a circular, square, or oval silhouette, as well as 14 different finishes in gradients of chrome, gold, and bronze.

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Enter by July 9

Seven forward-thinking designs from the 2017 Best of Products Awards
With the 2018 Best of Products Awards entry deadline just around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to remind you of last year's winners. Here we highlight only a handful of the most riveting and forward-thinking winning products from seven categories in the 2017 Best of Products Awards. With groupings that span from HVAC to residential furniture, outdoor to textiles, and smart home systems to facades, there are many opportunities for great designs to be acknowledged. You'll find more information about the various categories and how to enter on the 2018 Best of Products Awards competition page. Good luck and don't wait too long; the deadline is July 9! OUTDOOR PUBLIC

MANGROVE REEF WALLS KVdR Design with Jessene Aquino-Thomas

Approximately half the world population lives in urban areas near coastlines, with coastal armoring reducing native habitats and enabling invasive species to thrive. Mangrove Reef Walls are integrally cast within seawalls to recreate tidal habitats along urbanized waterfronts. The digitally developed mangrove and oyster geometry maximizes surface area and texture variety promoting adherence, growth, and hiding areas for numerous species. Ultimately, these eco-friendly seawall panels may be tuned for a variety of local species.

HVAC

WHISPERRECESSED LED Panasonic

The WhisperRecessed LED is an 80 CFM exhaust fan that hides abaft an LED Recessed Light and disappears behind the ceiling. It is an attractive way to remove moist, polluted air from the home, and it helps to prevent mold and mildew. The architectural-grade recessed light fixture provides powerful yet quiet ventilation.

OPENINGS

PORTAPIVOT 6530 XL Portapivot

With their discreet joinery, these unique room dividers are designed to be mounted on an already finished floor and under a solid or reinforced ceiling surface, without any preinstalled mounting systems. The minimal aluminum frame is designed to be fitted with 6- or 8-millimeter-thick safety glass and is available in three anodized colors: silver, black, and bronze. The axis can be positioned at one-third or in the center, with a configurable swing capacity of 90, 180, or 360 degrees.

TECHNOLOGY & INNOVATION MAKERARM Makerarm A beautifully designed robotic arm that’s infinitely customizable, Makerarm is a factory on a desktop. It offers interchangeable tool heads that easily snap on and off, allowing instant conversion from a 3-D printer to a CNC mill to a laser engraver to a pick-and-place machine, among countless other functions, in a matter of seconds. Makerarm rotates 360 degrees and, at over 700 square inches, its work area is one of the largest of any 3-D printer or fabricator on the consumer market. BATH

FONTANE BIANCHE Salvatori + Fantini

A dialogue between circle and square runs through this entire collection from Fantini, created in collaboration with Italian stone company Salvatori. The washbasin is carved from a square marble block, from which a circular hemisphere is extracted. The Fontane Bianche line also includes faucets, showers, and handles.

FACADES

CORSO Innova Tile

This long-format brick presents a new emphasis on the horizontal lines of fine brick installations with its 19.70-inch unit length. The extended shape, the colors, the variations of textures, and the size and position of mortar joints work together to express the modernity of terra-cotta. The architectural ceramic method of production broadens the range of available colors.

RESIDENTIAL INTERIOR FURNISHINGS

MUSHROOM TABLE Yabu Pushelberg for Henge

Designed as complementary pairs, the Mushroom Tables have an unexpected lightness given their all-metal construction with softened, refined edges and rounded corners. The tables’ differences in height and scale are precisely considered, while the process of sand-casting is reflected in both form and finish, exhibiting a handwrought fluidity. The base of each table is more substantial than its top but is mirrored in its form; slender posts change in profile, from circular to square.

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A-I-A-I-O

The good, the best, and the ugly: building products debuted at AIA Expo 2018
At the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference on Architecture, more than 800 building product manufacturers revealed the latest products. For two days from July 21-23 architects explored booths, galleries, and displays set-up across 200,000-square-feet at the Javits Center. The newest materials and technological advancements debuted, including a selection of handsome architectural products, as well as not-so-sexy (but useful) building solutions. SF Special Hirt by Goldbrecht Systems Press a button for an entire glass wall to completely disappear, silently retracting into the ground. Unlike other operable walls that offer views that “bring the outside in,” this gigantic retractable “window” actually disappears from all sightlines–from views looking both in and out.  This particular model is made-to-order at variable lengths, the largest to date being 66 feet long and weighing over 16,000 pounds. Dialock DT 750 Häfele Tap a key-card on this RFID-enabled fixture to easily lock and unlock the door, eliminating the swiping and magnetic complications of conventional swiping strip cards. It is also available with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) interface that enables smartphone-activated access. Attack Resistant Door Solutions Assa Abloy and School Guard Glass Hardware manufacturer Assa Abloy and safety glass manufacturer School Guard Glass partnered to design an attack-resistant door for schools. When paired together, the Ceco Door with SG5 attack-resistant glazing survive the most brutal blows and even gunshots (see the video above). Stronger and longer-lasting than a security film, the system is easy and affordable to retrofit to pre-existing openings for increased security. Malaysian Timber The Malaysian Timber Council Eleena Jamil Architect designed a four-walled enclosure fashioned entirely of Meranti timber to showcase the wherewithal and beauty of sustainably sourced hardwood from Southeast Asia. The modular structure promotes the material sourced by The Malaysian Timber Council, which strives to develop the country’s timber industry by creating greater market access and trade opportunities. 400T Series Thermal Curtainwall Tubelite Looking to get LEED gold? This thermally broken curtainwall is designed to meet the strictest energy codes. The expanded thermal break and thicker gasketing system reduces solar heat gain and condensation. Bowtie terracotta cladding Palagio Engineering Developed specially for the courtyard of a luxury high-rise in Manhattan, these ivory bowtie-shaped terracotta slabs reflect natural light to increase brightness to the center of the building. The glossy tiles are attached to an invisible anchoring system that creates a geometric, continuous cladding. MULTIFIX Rockwool Improve a building’s energy performance and efficiency with Rockwool’s hybrid stone-wool roofing insulation and coverboard. The flat roof weather barrier requires just one layer, making the entire assembly of a project easier and faster. And like all of the company’s products, the insulation is made of non-combustible material with a melting point of up to 2150°F—hot damn! AdvanTech Subfloor Adhesive Huber As an alternative to slower, more laborsome floor assembly, Huber’s polyurethane adhesive gel allows for quicker installation (a great solution for rising labor costs) on dry, wet, or frozen wood. It can also be used to fill in gaps in irregular surfaces. Cabrio Balcony Velux This skylight cleverly expands living spaces by folding out into an extended awning makeshift balcony. The metamorphic opening activates the otherwise hard-to-use space beneath a steeply angled ceiling. The design is more or less straightforward and mechanical, opening and closing without much effort, just like any window.
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Home Office

At NeoCon 2018, the newest commercial furniture was more residential than ever
Here we present a selection of highlights from this year’s NeoCon furniture fair at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. This year, contract furniture was comfort-driven and aesthetically-inclined, erring on the side of residential. From a sensory deprivation nap pod to custom CNC-cut geometric flooring, we leave you with some of our favorite discoveries. Inside Shapes Shaw Contract This purveyor of commercial flooring collaborated with Stockholm-based design firm Form Us With Love on an interchangeable flooring solution. With four geometric shapes and 12 colors, the carpet tiles fit together like puzzle pieces. To visualize all the possible iterations, the interactive platform allows users to digitally design and rearrange layouts. Base High Table Muuto Finnish designer Mika Tolvanen designed a thin aluminum-framed high-top work table in ode to Scandinavian wooden tables of the 1950s (e.g. Alvar Aalto’s nesting tables or Hans Wegner’s coffee tables). Available in two standard widths and in two heights respectively, each option is suitable for co-working, impromptu meetings, and a worktop away from your desk. Park by Norm Architects AllSteel The Copenhagen-based firm Norm Architects designed a collection of seating, tables, storage and accessories for social places in the workplace. The collection includes a wheeled easel and high-low tables, and the varying heights and mobility of all the elements allow for multiple gatherings and simultaneous meetings. La Boîte à rêves Silence Business Solutions Aptly dubbed, La Boîte à rêves (The Dream Box) is a timber-clad cocoon outfitted with a touch screen-controlled audiosensory environment. Resting on a memory foam mattress and an ergonomic pillow, haggard employees can “recharge” after a 15-minute light-and-sound show in the luminous audioscape. Clipper Steelcase Visual distractions can be overstimulating. As a solution, this free-standing folding screen easily clips into a partition. It is available in four sizes to create both individual and group enclosures.   Stool-Tool Vitra Combining the form of a chair and table, this step-like platform accommodates different seating heights and arrangements, as well as storage and worktop uses. Stackable and lightweight, this colorful plastic hybrid is outfitted with a cut-out handle for increased mobility.

[Sponsored] Bison IP Manufactured in the USA, Bison pedestals offer the design flexibility to create beautiful rooftop decks. Visit us at AIA Booth 4344!

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Cool Cladding

Glass, curtain walls, and glazing offer increased visibility

Glass facades remain the cladding of choice for residential and commercial projects—both in densely populated metropolises as well as suburbs. High visibility and improved technology in weather barriers make this exterior sheathing option increasingly the material of choice—above wood, brick, and even concrete.

SUNGATE 400 Vitro Architectural Systems

Glazed in a passive solar control coating, thermal performance is improved, and solar heat gain is reduced. This energy efficient solution helps to reduce winter heating costs and provides exceptionally clear views.

PROFILIT Pilkington with TGP ProColor

This self-supported glazing system is fashioned by “u-shaped” channels installed either vertically or horizontally. Allotting for the passage of natural light, the translucent glass system is available in a variety of colors and textures—as well as varying translucencies.

CW 86 Reynaers

Intended to insulate while maintaining a certain aesthetic sensibility, this system was designed for large building projects and time sensitivity. It is pre-assembled, then put into place on the facade, and subsequently built piecemeal.

YOV SSG OPERABLE VENT WINDOW YKK AP

Engineered for maximizing views, this curtain wall system is built from structural silicone glazing. It affords an operable vent and aeration without the unsightly aesthetics and sight blockage of traditional windows and openings.

OMBRASHADE Pulp Studio

This laminated glass is outfitted with micro shade louvers that are angled to improve the performance of solar heat gain and provide complete sun shading. The minimal sight line allows viewers to see through the glass without obstructing views.

JEB 3SEAL HM+ J.E. Berkowitz

This glazed curtain wall solution is made from triple sealed silicone and a pre-applied acrylic adhesive. It works as an energy efficient spacer that accommodates narrow glass without sacrificing energy and structural concerns.

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Extreme Conditions

New eco-friendly weather and air barriers help to lower energy costs

Even the highest performing facades can be undone by gaps or by under-utilizing insulation. Weather and air barriers have expanded to fill a variety of niches, from eco-friendly insulation to ready-to-install sealant.

Rizza Partition Closure System Balco

This compression seal is perfect for vertical junctures and joints between the ends of partitions, curtain walls, and glazing. It measures 100 feet in length, reducing multiple splicing, and is made from 100 percent silicone—making it an effective solution for sound/vibration transmission, thermal transfer, and dirt/dust infiltration.

Spectrem Restoration Overlay Tremco

Sloped glazing can be difficult to maintain, but this UV-resistant overlay provides superior protection against air and water leakages. Instead of having to completely replace degraded sealant, this gasket system is easy to install, has a high tolerance for temperatures, and can be color-matched.

AFB evo ROCKWOOL

Available in thicknesses of 1 to 6 inches, AFB evo meets all of the same specifications of the original ROCKWOOL AFB, while also conforming to sustainability standards such as LEEDv4. This light-weight batt insulation contains no added formaldehyde and is a great choice for schools and hospitals.

Air-Bloc 16MR Henry

A fire-resistant air and vapor barrier applied as a liquid, Air-Bloc includes anti-microbial properties to create a mold-resistant membrane when set. Once cured, Air-Bloc forms a tough, rubber-like barrier without any seams, and can be applied in temperatures as low as 2o℉.

   

[SPONSORED] Humanscale Coming soon from Humanscale Design Studio: Summa – a new movement in conference seating.

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Fancy Facades

The latest panels, cladding, & screening help facades to shine

AN found the latest additions that offer aesthetic sensibility, new advancements in materials and technology, and solutions for both passive and active design strategies.

TEXTURED CLADDING Paperstone

Made from recycled paper and a non-petroleum resin, the cladding is environmentally conscious and incredibly hardwearing. It is resistant to rain and UV rays, making it suitable for rainscreen and other environmentally-conscious applications.

TECU DESIGN_PUNCH KME Architectural

Perforated and embossed, the sheeting creates an ever-evolving, “living” facade. It can be used as screening or secondary cladding and in copper as its natural (and eventual patinaed) coloring or in treated variations ranging in colors that pass through the various stages of oxidation.

SELF-CLEANING AND SUSTAINABLE FACADE Neolith + Pureti

This facade system is treated with an aqueous and titanium dioxide nanoparticle-based treatment, which creates a photocatalytic, self-cleaning, and decontaminating effect. Put simply, the photocatalysis-activated coating is accelerated by light, decontaminating the surface millions of times per second. As a byproduct, the autonomously cleaned cladding also improves air quality.

FLOWTECH BY FLOOR GRES Florim

Giving an industrial look, Flowtech offers industrial-resilience to humidity, general wear and tear, and other weather-oriented impairments. The metal sheathing comes in fives sizes and in three neutral color variations.

LINARTE Renson

The vertical 3-D wall sheathing is mounted invisibly by clips, horizontally positioned and supported by the structure underneath. It is available in custom profiles, even for curved and organic-shaped applications.

3D WALL PANEL Corian Design

Undulating and virtually seamless, the 3-D surface can morph into almost any shape imaginable. By the means a thermal-forming technology, it can be produced in varying levels of transparency and countless colors.

CEDAR AND ASH ARCHITECTURAL PANELS Nichiha

Nichiha developed two new colors—redwood and ash—for fiber cement cladding collection inspired by the look and feel of natural wood panels. The red and gray tones add the perfect notes to complement both commercial and residential projects.

M.LOOK NCORE FunderMax

Reinforced with metal fibers, these heavy-duty architectural facade panels are equipped to with a weather-resistant decorative finish. The adorned layer protects and surrounds the non-combustible mineral core that is resilient to fire and heat threats.

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Fanciful Furnishings

Highlights from ICFF 2018
There's a lot to see this year at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF). In addition to the new designs introduced by brands, designers, and studios, there is also a fashion collection, capsule collections, and new collaborations. Below we survey a handpicked selection of highlights you won’t want to miss. Warm Nordic at Together Nordic Design This collection is an ode to traditional Nordic minimalism. The charming wooden furnishings are part of Together Nordic Design an an exhibition curated by Snohetta that features a selection of furnishings from brands based in in Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Roto m.a.d. Furniture design Fun yet functional, these colorful clock-shapes are designed to be used as both stools and side tables. The stool-table hybrid transform when flipped, emulating the aforementioned time measuring device. Either / Or  at Collective Concept NYC-based studio The Coast debuted its first collection ever, a poetic lighting series inspired by the dichotomy between aesthetics and ethics. The fixtures turn on and off via human touch, which intentionally, causes them to gently rock to-and-fro.   Basalt Tala British light purveyor Tala introduced sand cast, mouth-blown borosilicate glass fixtures inspired thousands of extruded basalt rock columns that make up the Giant’s Causeway in  Northern Ireland. The petite collection of just two includes a ceiling pendant and touch-on-off table lamp. Arc Stools Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design These stools take the form of arched loggias. The Atlanta-based studio Skylar Morgan Furniture + Design fashioned the silhouette from wood, brass, and leather.

Self-cleaning and sustainable facade Neolith + PURETi

This facade system is treated with an aqueous and titanium dioxide nanoparticle-based treatment, which creates a photocatalytic, self-cleaning, and decontaminating effect. Put simply, the photocatalysis-activated coating is accelerated by light, decontaminating the surface millions of times per second. As a byproduct, the autonomously cleaned cladding also improves air quality.