Teflon’s little brother is breathing new life into big design

Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene A name that’s difficult to say but hard to forget, at least among those within the build world who have worked on projects using the versatile material. It’s…

Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene

A name that’s difficult to say but hard to forget, at least among those within the build world who have worked on projects using the versatile material. It’s much easier to just go with the more mnemonic acronym “ETFE”. This little-known plastic polymer, first created in the 1930s, has suddenly become a build world staple – especially in projects like sporting venues, commercial outlets, educational buildings, resorts, transportation hubs, and other high visibility public arenas.






Turnstone, a Steelcase brand, has introduced the Bassline collection of commercial tables. Touted as uniquely adaptable, Bassline pieces are intended to allow customization — and personality — into the typically…

Turnstone, a Steelcase brand, has introduced the Bassline collection of commercial tables. Touted as uniquely adaptable, Bassline pieces are intended to allow customization — and personality — into the typically subdued context of the workplace. Alongside a choice from the full

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At this year's Tales of the Cocktail—the largest and most prestigious spirits and cocktail trade show in the US—New York City's BlackTail at Pier A took home the award for…

At this year’s Tales of the Cocktail—the largest and most prestigious spirits and cocktail trade show in the US—New York City’s BlackTail at Pier A took home the award for “Best New American Cocktail Bar.” It wasn’t much of a surprise as the gentleman……

New Jersey architecture firm Jeff Jordan Architects has renovated a mid-century home in the Hudson Valley with a fully glazed wall, white flooring and cedar walls. Read more

New Jersey architecture firm Jeff Jordan Architects has renovated a mid-century home in the Hudson Valley with a fully glazed wall, white flooring and cedar walls. Read more

San Diego’s newest library branch will be family focused

It took nearly two decades, but a design-build team finally broke ground last month on a new branch of the public library system for the city of San Diego. The…

It took nearly two decades, but a design-build team finally broke ground last month on a new branch of the public library system for the city of San Diego.

The 14,376-sf Mission Hills-Hillcrest Harley & Bessie Knox Public Library—named after the city’s former mayor and his wife, whose family is one of the new library’s donors—will be nearly four times larger than the 3,850-sf, 56-year-old branch it replaces.






Scuff-resistant paint is tailor-made for high-traffic commercial spaces

It doesn’t take long for the walls of a high-traffic commercial space to go from freshly painted to having the appearance of a runway at O’Hare International Airport. Benjamin Moore…

It doesn’t take long for the walls of a high-traffic commercial space to go from freshly painted to having the appearance of a runway at O’Hare International Airport. Benjamin Moore is hoping to rectify that situation with its new Ultra Spec SCUFF-X paint, a first-of-its-kind, one-component interior latex paint engineered specifically to resist scuff marks in high-traffic commercial environments.






Manhattan’s Union Square gets its very own farmhouse

An unused space has been repurposed as a multifunctional community area, bringing GrowNYC’s fresh food markets, recycling resource locations, and local garden support under one roof. GrowNYC, a sustainability-focused nonprofit,…

An unused space has been repurposed as a multifunctional community area, bringing GrowNYC’s fresh food markets, recycling resource locations, and local garden support under one roof.

GrowNYC, a sustainability-focused nonprofit, commissioned ORE Design to create the community events center and learning space, located near Union Square in Manhattan. Dubbed Farmhouse, the center includes a classroom forum, educational kitchen, and conference center. The rooms can be combined to operate as a fundraising venue.






Seattle hotel will be the largest in the Pacific Northwest

At 1.4 million sf, the Hyatt Regency Seattle, currently under construction, is destined to become the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest upon completion. The 45-story, 500-foot-tall tower is composed…

At 1.4 million sf, the Hyatt Regency Seattle, currently under construction, is destined to become the largest hotel in the Pacific Northwest upon completion. The 45-story, 500-foot-tall tower is composed of two primary volumes.