Shade structure in the Caribbean

September 1, 2011

Taking full advantage of natural trade winds, a responsive shade system improves the micro climate of this streetscape on Grand Cayman Island With a planning and design team that reads like a who’s who of the planning movement called New Urbanism, the design of Camana Bay Town Centre on the western end of Grand Cayman …

Stella + Calatrava: The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain in Germany

By Mason Riddle What happens when a near legendary American artist and an acclaimed Spanish engineer-architect decide to play nicely in an iconic modernist art museum in Germany? “Stella & Calatrava: The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain,” a bold, stylistically unconventional mixed media work installed in Berlin’s Neue Nationalgalerie designed by Mies Van der Rohe. Part painting, …

ETFE systems

ETFE moves mainstream By Edward M Peck, AIA, LEED AP What is ETFE? ETFE was pioneered by DuPont more than 40 years prior to its architectural debut in Europe in the early 1980s. DuPont developed the fluorocarbon-based polymer to have high corrosion and chemical resistance, structural strength with low propagation of tear and integrity over …