Music Center Strikes the Right Chord

Dec. 12, 2007
December 12, 2007
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Music Center Strikes the Right ChordWhile most buildings begin from the ground up, the University of California, San Diego's new Conrad Prebys Music Center begins from the inside out, with an emphasis on sound. An acoustical ceiling will be suspended from the building's roof with steel cables, and shock absorbers will isolate the internal structure from all external sound. The facility’s shell, made up of asymmetrical triangular panels, provides sound diffusion and creates a complex visual pattern, one that is both innovative and striking.Read the complete article…

New Visual Effects for Metal Mesh
The use of architectural mesh as a cladding material remains increasingly prevalent for a variety of exterior façade applications. While the lightweight nature and flexibility of metal fabric has always presented a multitude of functional and aesthetic benefits on their own, new visual effects have introduced the ability to take these installations to a dynamic and sophisticated new level.
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Art Deco Meets the Future
When the State Theatre in Culpeper, VA, reopens in 2009, Main Street will never look the same. The redesign of the 1938 structure calls for a 65-foot fly tower with a tiered roof or “layer cake” look, a hallmark of art-deco design. Inside the tower, curtains, a movie screen, and props can be hoisted up and lowered as needed.
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