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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, 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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Specsheet> New window innovations

With crisp lines and slim frames, this new batch of window offerings will keep inclement weather outside and stellar views inside. Premium Vinyl Jeld-Wen Timeless contemporary style meets the affordable durability of vinyl in the latest from Jeld-Wen. Available in single-hung and double-hung tilt window options as well as patio doors, the Premium Vinyl line is suitable for both residential and light commercial applications. Architect Series Collection Pella After more than 25 years on the market, Pella’s Architect Series wood windows and patio doors have been rethought into a new collection. Two lines, the historically influenced Reserve (shown) and the crisp Contemporary, join the existing Traditional line, expanding the Architect Series Collection to offer solutions for every style. Wood-Ultrex Casement Windows Integrity from Marvin Combining a patented Ultrex fiberglass exterior with a natural wood interior, the latest casement windows by Integrity from Marvin stand up to the exterior elements while still providing a beautiful interior appearance. The interior wood is available in bare pine or can be stained or painted to match any interior. Series 620 Sliding Window Western Window Systems Modeled after Western Window Systems's multi-slide door, this sliding window is available up to 96 inches wide and 72 inches tall. Together with the 610 Series single-hung window, it replaces the brand’s Series 100, offering thermally broken aluminum frames and dual-paned low-E glass in a variety of sizes compatible with existing Western Window Systems products. NanaWall Systems Nanawall Compatible with NanaWall’s aluminum, wood, and frameless glass walls, the brand’s new shading system allows for privacy and light reduction without reducing the panels’ compact stacking capabilities. The shades can be used top-down, bottom-up, or in between, with fabric in a variety of transparent, semitransparent, and room-darkening fabrics.         093V Expansion | Trim-Tex  Utilizing the properties of flexible vinyl, 093V Expansion features twice the movement protection of zinc expansion joints.
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Product>First Impression Entryways

The entrance of any building is the first thing to be judged. These new options for large-scale doors make a positive statement when used in residential, commercial, or hospitality environments. Slide & Seal Door System Reveal Windows & Doors For lightweight, completely concealable glass doors, the slide & seal system is a beautiful option that comes in a wide variety of options including wood species, glazing, track performance and hardware finishes. The doors are incredibly lightweight and even have the option to be fully automated with the touch of a button. Vinyl Folding System La Cantina Doors Vinyl doors are a brand new offering from La Cantina, after noticing a gap in the market for residential offerings. The style is available in standard and custom door sizes up to eight feet tall and 18 inches wide in a wide range of popular configurations; available in white and tan. Pattern Generator  Mosa The Mosa pattern generator allows one to create one-of-a-kind patterns for tile applications suitable for floors, walls, or ceilings. Mosa has also developed a complete library with the same standard grids as the Pattern Generator. This library can be searched for the desired grid with the corresponding AutoCAD files. These can then be downloaded for 2D and 3D software. Ultra Series Kolbe Windows & Doors Kolbe has a large variety of options for creating custom doors and windows, all built to order, allowing for wide and tall sizes, unusual shapes, and endless finishes including rare wood species. Baldur Krownlab Suitable for commercial and custom residential interiors, Krownlab's patented hubless sliding door hardware can support up to 400 pounds and is available in three different styles:  top mount, face mount, and glass mount—and can be used in a variety of door configurations. Room Divider Anyway Doors The room divider can be installed without a built-in floor fixture, which allows doors to revolve 360 degrees, and feel incredibly light. The hignes are designed to be installed either on an offset or central axis. The doors also close completely soundlessly, as they have a patented locking technology integrated in the door as well as in the minimalist frame.
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2015 Best of Products Awards> Facades + Structural and Openings

On a hot day in June, a jury convened to review nearly 400 entries to The Architect’s Newspaper first Best of Products competition. Submissions, divided over eight categories, abounded in new materials and exciting technologies, provoking a lively dialogue during the evaluation process. Colin Brice of Mapos, Barry Goralnick of Barry Goralnick Architects, Harshad Pillai of Fogarty Finger Architecture, and architect Alison Spear generously contributed their considerable expertise and insight to the judging. While the complete roster of winners can be found in our just-published print edition, AN will be publishing the results daily over the next week. The entries in today’s categories, Facades + Structural and Openings, show a joint interest in streamlining the installation process while expanding aesthetic possibilities. View all of the published categories here. FACADES + STRUCTURAL “Good technology, exciting optics.” —Barry Goralnick Winner UniQuad Unitized Daylighting System CPI Daylighting The UniQuad system is a unitized assembly of two independent, translucent, insulated panels, joined by a mechanically interlocking structural connection that eliminates the need for vulnerable adhesives. Factory pre-fabricated for efficient installation, the panels’ long-span capability (up to twelve feet) allows them to be clicked into place on site, providing a seamless, flush look without metal seams. UniQuad features Removable Skin Technology (RST), which protects the interior panel from exterior weather conditions, UV radiation, impact and other hazards and provides indefinite building envelope protection. RST allows the replacement of the exterior skin while keeping the interior skin sealed and intact. As a result, building operations are uninterrupted during exterior panel replacement. Honorable Mention Metal Composite Wall Panels Kovabond Kovabond is a metal composite material designed to provide extensive design options for exterior cladding and wall panels. Kovabond consists of two outer skins, available in aluminum, zinc, copper, and stainless steel, that surround a solid core of low-density, fire-retarding, polyethylene compound. Available in a broad palette of colors, the lightweight panels are highly bendable, yet retain their rigidity and strength. Honorable Mention Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete Panel seele A tour de force of design and fabrication, this glass fiber reinforced concrete panel is attached to a back-up steel frame that allows for installation. With a section view slightly resembling an upside-down letter "L", the soffit panel gently curves inward. The abnormally long leg of the "L" shape is a parallelogram with a bowl-shaped depression on the surface. It’s one of 2,500 panels made from 313 different molds that will wrap the Broad Museum in Los Angeles. OPENINGS Winner 2C Window Weco Windows S.L. Developed by a team of Spanish architects, this re-envisioning of the traditional wood window features a sash that combines glass and hardware in a single assembly, without a frame. The self-supporting glass becomes a sheer, transparent plane, maximizing light and transparency. Wall openings are framed in wood, the glazing fitting hermetically over the frame using advanced technology in hardware and sealants. Triple gaskets assure maximum thermal and acoustical performance. The double- or triple-glazed window is available in fixed, tilt-and-turn, sliding, and hinged versions. The sliding window allows unbroken openings up to 19 ½ feet long. The interior face of the unit is finished in baked enamel in black, white, or any RAL color. “Up to a 48-foot opening: That presents outstanding options.” —Colin Brice Honorable Mention JELD-WEN Custom Wood Folding Window JELD-WEN Windows & Doors A novel solution for residential or light commercial projects, this accordion-folding window assembly folds off to the side of the opening to connect the kitchen—or any room—to a backyard, deck, or patio at counter height. The system, with up to eight panels, is available as a top-hung application and can be designed as either a flush sill that smoothly meets the stretch of counter or as a standard outswing sill. The maximum opening width is 48 feet, achieved by combining two 24-foot installations. Available in multiple configurations, the folding window is offered in 42 exterior paint finishes, three copper panel options, and a variety of wood species. Honorable Mention Entice Series Premium Entrance System CRL-U.S. Aluminum While this system retains the elegant appearance of a frameless glass entrance with minimal vertical lines, it has the strength to support door handle hardware on one-inch-thick insulating glass panels. Designed for use with all high solar- and thermal-efficient glass options, including low-E coatings and tints, Entice delivers contemporary heavy-glass storefront aesthetics while satisfying energy code requirements and ASHRAE 90.1 air infiltration criteria. Patent-pending vertical stiles with ultra narrow sightlines and door rails feature thermally broken cladding that provides U-factors as low as 0.33. In addition, configurations with prewired LED lighting systems provide commercial environments with striking accent lighting that enhances the function and appearance of the facade.
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Product> Windows, Walls, and Doors for Spatial Solutions

Inside or out, these six systems encourage spatial efficiency in both commercial and residential settings. Innately flexible, their design allows square footage to respond to the changing demands of the user. lineaCube Maars Living Walls Occupants of open-plan offices not infrequently yearn for the visual and acoustic shielding afforded by conventional, closed-office systems. The lineaCube offers acoustic privacy as well as a fully responsive working climate. In addition to completely transparent walls, combinations with blinds, privacy glass, and opaque walls are also possible. The minimalist design of the unit is facilitated by its completely self-supporting structure with recessed ceiling and double glazing. The lineaCube is an independent space with its own ventilation, acoustic insulation and absorption, with power, data, audio, and lighting integrated into the ceiling. W-4500 Clad Wood Folding Patio Doors Jeld-Wen This door supplies plenty of design flexibility. It is available in a wide range of configurations and sizes, grille and glass treatments, and interior and exterior cladding options. Uses floor-supported hardware. Retractable Walls Tudelü These vertically-retractable walls are operated by remote control and take less than a minute to go up or down. Offering differing levels of visual and acoustic privacy, the walls are available in felt, woven fabrics, wood, steel mesh, and vinyl. Available in both indoor- and outdoor-rated models. Contemporary Collection Weather Shield This suite of windows and doors features narrow profile frames and sleek European-style hardware, a contemporary square glazing bead, and interior and exterior finishes complementary to today’s modern homes, such as jet black, metallic, or anodized exterior cladding and polyurethane interiors. Brombal Brombal USA The aesthetic options offered by this manufacturer include both wood and steel materials, more than a dozen color finishes—from stainless steel to nickel to Cor-ten steel—and unlimited shapes and sizes. The products have a NFRC rating based on their true thermally-broken construction and an impact rating for use in hurricane-prone areas. Steel products have a ten-year warranty. Classic Sky-Frame The sliding windows comprise insulating glass units with perimeter aluminum or glass-fiber-reinforced plastic sections. Mounted in aluminum frames that are fitted flush with floor and ceiling, the sliding units offer minimum rolling resistance when operated. The system drainage for the flush assembly is via recessed channel or is installed below the raised outdoor floor covering.
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Product> Opening Statements: Six New Facade Elements

From door assemblies and curtainwalls to specialty glazing, these innovative new products combine aesthetic appeal with high performance. Entice Entrance System CRL-U.S. Aluminum This is the first premium storefront of its kind that meets and exceeds the industry's ever-evolving building codes and energy conservation requirements while maintaining an air of contemporary elegance. Designed with minimal vertical lines, and able to support door handle hardware on 1" insulating glass panels via specialized thru-glass fittings, the system is also available in a hybrid configuration with fully integrated, prewired and serviceable LED lights that accent the top and bottom of the door. 35HL/50HL Impact Resistant Entrances YKK AP America A new addition to the Protek product line, the 35HL/50HL impact resistant entrances were tested to meet large and small missile impact up to 50 PSF. With low maintenance, single-point hook locks, the doors also meet the stringent standards for Florida’s High Velocity Hurricane Zone, Miami-Dade, and Broward counties. Each door features a reinforced tubular frame that allows for side-lite glazing without shear clips, while maintaining the structural integrity of transom frames. The 35HL/50HL entrances with standard low-e insulating glass meet 2012 IECC for all climate zones. Pilkington Spacia Pilkington North America Pilkington Spacia vacuum glazing consists of an outer pane of low-e glass and an inner pane of clear glass, separated by a microspacer grid of tiny pillars, that offers the same thermal performance as conventional double glazing in one-quarter of the thickness and two-thirds of the weight. Can be retrofit into existing window frames designed for single glazing. MetroView FG 501T Window Wall Kawneer Offering a slab-to-slab aluminum frame design with an integrated edge to replicate the sophisticated appearance of a true curtain wall, this sleek, efficient, and versatile unit is ideal for mid-rise commercial and multi-family housing projects. Corner members for either 90° or 135° applications increase design flexibility. Optional expansion vertical mullions make it is simple and economical to achieve a customized appearance. ExtremEdge Viracon ExtremEdge decreases thermal heat loss of windows and so satisfies ever-more stringent energy codes and standards of sustainable design. To meet these requirements, the spacer is constructed with a lower conductivity biopolymer material and encapsulated in stainless steel. These materials reduce the edge’s conductivity and heat transfer into the building. All Ultrex PTAC Integrity An Integrity All Ultrex Swinging Picture window that is mulled to a Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner (PTAC) unit opening is popular solution for commercial projects because of the convenience it offers for AC installation. The interior and exterior of the window is pultruded fiberglass, making the unit virtually no-maintenance.
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Product> Grand Openings: Window Walls and Doors That Bring the Outside In

Even in four-season climates, the allure of outdoor living endures. Meticulously engineered for ease of operation, structural soundness, and weather-tightness, large-scale openings offer a seamless transition between indoors and out. Sliding, telescoping, or rising mechanisms give designers—and their clients—a choice of access that complements their architecture. Arc Sky-Frame This sliding curved window can be double- or triple-glazed. Multiple curves can be combined, or integrated with straight runs. Slide/Fold Duratherm Light, ventilation, and privacy are achieved through a strategic use of louvers on the slide/fold door system, here custom fabricated in teak. Fourteen wood species are offered for this configuration. Vitrocsa Invisible Wall System Vitrocsa With only ¾-inch vertical sightlines for dual-glazed sliding doors, this system creates a nearly invisible operable wall. Available as horizontal sliding windows and doors, vertically sliding windows, and pivoting doors. Solarlux Cero A 1 1/3-inch profile and a concealed track system facilitate a near-seamless appearance. Capable of supporting panels up to 13 feet by 1 9 feet with a weight of 2,200 pounds. Architectural Openings Architectural Openings Doors with lift-slide and swing mechanisms combine with tilt-turn windows in this custom mahogany curtain wall. Lift/Slide Panda Windows & Doors With a maximum panel size of 20 feet tall by 10 feet wide, these thermally broken lift-and-slide doors feature an extruded aluminum profile and polyamide iso-bars. E1200 Elephant Doors System CRL Operable storefront sections slide behind fixed sections of this opening system. Suitable for conditions that require a wide opening that can be easily converted into a fixed panel, a wall, or a wall with a door system inside. Multi-Slide Door System La Cantina Doors This aluminum thermally controlled multi-slide door system features AAMA certified wheels, which allow for a symmetrical, low-profile bottom rail. Hydrau-Lift Bifold Doors Hufcor These automated bi-fold doors fold vertically up and outward when retracted, leaving a clear opening and minimizing the amount of headroom needed inside the building. Standard Grade Multiwall Sheets Polygal Featuring a UV coating to protect the polycarbonate panels against yellowing, the rigid sheet structure provides extra strength under wind and snow loads.
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Designer Documenting the Windows of New York

nyc_windows_01 Graphic designer José Guizar is documenting the variety of windows to be found across New York City. His project, Windows of New York, adds a distinctive aperture each week rendered in stunning simplicity, reminding us of another ambitious graphic design project James Gulliver Hancock's All the Buildings of New York. According to Guizar, Windows of New York "is a collection of windows that somehow have caught my restless eye out from the never-ending buzz of the city. This project is part an ode to architecture and part a self-challenge to never stop looking up." [Via Swiss Miss.]

Rose Window is Lower East Side’s Newest Star

It's official. The multi-decade restoration of the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue is now truly complete with the recent installation of the new rose window that we told you about last February. Designed by architect Deborah Gans and artist Kiki Smith, this contemporary update of the Gothic staple employs cutting-edge lamination techniques, using silicone to fuse the colorful shards of glass. The result is stunning - the window appears to float above the sanctuary - and is a wonderful capstone to the award-winning restoration of a structure that has literally stood the test of time.