Finland’s glare-free West Port terminal

November 1st, 2018

The Port of Helsinki, located on the Baltic Sea, is a bustling gateway from Finland to the rest of Europe. In 2017, 12.3 million passengers traveled through the harbor, making it Europe’s busiest. It’s also Finland’s top port for foreign trade, with 14.3 million tons of goods transported through the harbor in the same year. […]

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Shading system wins LEED award

August 1st, 2018

When Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. decided to expand east from its Chico, Calif., headquarters, the company settled on Mills River, N.C., near Asheville. A 320,000-square-foot brewery was built, including a warehouse and bottling facility, taproom and restaurant, amphitheater and an indoor music venue. Sierra Nevada worked with architects and engineers at R.G.A., the firm that […]

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‘Knitted light’ produces a photo-luminescent glow

September 1st, 2017

For the last 18 years, the Young Architects Program at The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1 in Manhattan has sponsored a design competition for emerging architects. The challenge was to develop a creative design for a temporary outdoor installation that provides shade, seating and water. Guidelines regarding environmental issues, including sustainability and recycling, […]

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School shade

June 1st, 2016

Shade structure at a mid-century kindergarten in New Zealand adds a contemporary facelift and protection from the sun. Of all the roles that shade structures fulfill—from aesthetic appeal to space expansion—their most critical function is weather protection. Few places require as much protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays as New Zealand, which, according to the country’s […]

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US Navy Chooses Infinity Canopy

April 1st, 2016

The United States Navy has chosen Infinity Canopy to cover its 35-foot-by-45-foot pergola, located at US Navy Seal Beach Golf Course in Cypress, Calif. The pergola creates an intimate space for various functions. After an exhaustive search and visits by the US Navy staff and engineers, Infinity Canopy was selected to provide additional shade and […]

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Protecting those who serve

November 1st, 2015

A fabric cover at an army heliport shields against the Arizona sun. The Silverbell Army Heliport, located near Marana, Ariz., about 30 miles northwest of Tucson, is a training site for the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs (DEMA). There, aviation training is conducted using several different types of helicopters, which are stored and […]

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